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Shrek's Four Million Dollar Edit

(May 16, 2001 - by digitalmediafx.com) A major decision had to be made during the production of Shrek that cost DreamWorks four million dollars - a move the company fully supported. The change was a request by Mike Myers to alter the voice he had already recorded for the character Shrek to a voice with a Scottish accent.

Myers told The New York Post that he was surprised when DreamWorks approved the request because DreamWorks had to throw out all the character animation of Shrek in order to match the revised soundtrack, costing the company about $4 million.

"Jeffrey Katzenberg told me that this had never been done before in the history of animation," Myers told the Post.


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