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This is a list of trivia the 2010 film, Shrek Forever After.


  • This is the first Shrek film in Real D-3D and IMAX 3D.
  • This is the first Shrek film to be shot in a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio, unlike the first three films which were produced in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
  • Shrek is the first DreamWorks Animation franchise to become a tetralogy.
  • The song Rumpel's Party Palace played during the witch rave scene is a dance remix of Fugue in G Minor by Johann Sebastain Bach Appropriately for the film's subject this song is known as the Little Fugue.
  • As the head of the film, Walt Dohrn would perform all the voices during storyboard meetings. No other actors came close to matching the voice he had come up with Rumpelstiltskin and so he was cast.
  • When Harold is about to sign the contract, a man arrives to tell them Fiona has been saved, and falls exhausted just after giving the news. This is a visual pun on what happened during the battle of Marathon (-490AD), when a soldier died just after giving the news that the Persians had been defeated.
  • Originally, Artie and Farquaad were going to appear in the film. Artie would appear in 3 deleted scenes not included in the DVD release, and Farquaad would appear in the alternate universe as a possible ally of Rumpelstiltskin. However, none of these ideas were possible for these reasons:
    • Justin Timberlake, Artie's voice actor, was in a tour during the production of the film, and for this reason, he couldn't make the 3 planned scenes.
    • Farquaad didn't appear for unknown reasons, however, he appears in the end credits.
    • These are also the 3 planned scenes for Artie:
      • Deleted Scene 1: Artie is running the kingdom as Shrek invites him to the party. Though he declines, saying that he cannot hang around ogres any longer (including his cousin, Fiona). He manages to chuck Shrek out and banish them to the Happy Apple, where they will have their party.
      • Deleted Scene 2: When Shrek is in the alternate universe, he travels back to Worcestershire to find Artie. He is indeed no longer the King but is his previous school-life self, being bullied and picked on. Shrek explains that Artie is the king of Far Far Away, but Artie, having no clue of who Shrek is, runs off (like he did in the third film) and in the assembly he is hung by his shirt onto the scaffolding. Shrek is declined entry to the Assembly hall by the guard after failing to remember what Puss and Donkey did to him, such as kicking him in the hip and groin. Shrek then leaves.
      • Deleted Scene 3: After Shrek returns to the real world, Artie enters claiming that he was wrong about Shrek and hereby grants all Ogres to live in Far Fa Away as citizens, no longer as neglected monsters.
  • The first Shrek film to not feature music from Eels lead singer Mark Oliver Everett.
  • This is the first Shrek film to not be co-produced with Pacific Data Images.

Cultural References[]

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  • During the end credits many characters and moments from previous movies of the Shrek saga are shown.
  • A tiny man named Rumpelstiltskin appears briefly in Shrek the Third but is not the Rumpelstiltskin seen here because they look very different each one (wide-brimmed hat trimmed beard mustache and sideburns different facial features) and is voiced by a different actor. Rumpelstilskin is a different character and the Rumpelstiltskin we see there is maybe a man who has the same name or just steals the name.
  • According to the above, another possible character that was planned to appear in the film, but the idea was dropped finally is Prince Charming. The only fact that indicates that Charming possible would return in this film is this: the name of Rupert Everett, Charming's voice actor; was seen on the film's cast list, but many people think that was an error, because Charming wasn't seen or heard in all the film (without the credits).

Culture References[]

  • At the very beginning of the movie the sign for the tralier park where Rumpelstiltskin lives has the inscription "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" which is one translation of what is said to be on the gates of Hell according to the Inferno section of Dante's The Divine Comedy. (Other translations include "All hope abandon, ye who enter here" and ""Abandon hope, all ye who enter here".)


v - e - d
Films: ShrekShrek 2Shrek the ThirdShrek Forever AfterPuss in BootsPuss in Boots: The Last WishShrek 5

TV Specials: Shrek 4-DShrek the HallsScared ShreklessPuss in Boots: The Three Diablos
TV Series: The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Shorts: Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party!Far Far Away IdolDonkey's Caroling Christmas-tacularThriller NightThe Pig Who Cried WerewolfThe Trident
Books: ShrekPuss in Boots
Video Games: Shrek SuperSlamShrek Smash n' Crash RacingShrek Super PartyDreamWorks Super Star Kartz
Theatrical Plays: Shrek The Musical

Protagonists: ShrekFionaDonkeyPuss in BootsKitty SoftpawsPerrito

Allies: DragonPinocchioGingerbread ManThree Little PigsWolfThree Blind MiceQueen LillianKing HaroldArthur PendragonSnow WhiteCinderellaSleeping BeautyFarkle, Fergus and FeliciaDronkeysDorisBrogan
Villains: Lord FarquaadTheloniousMonsieur HoodMerry MenFairy GodmotherPrince CharmingRumpelstiltskinFifiJack & JillHumpty DumptyRapunzelCaptain HookEvil QueenHeadless HorsemanCyclopsPied PiperBloodwolf"Big" Jack HornerDeathGoldilocksPapa BearMama BearBaby BearSerpent Sisters
Spin-Off: DulcineaImeldaTalking CricketMama LunaPhoenixThe TerrorThe SphinxTimmyPerlaGonzaloDoctorCallistaAlessandra Belagomba

See also
Locations: DulocFar Far AwayOgre SwampPoison Apple InnPotion FactoryWorcestershire Boarding School

Songs: BarracudaRoyal PainWelcome to Duloc
Cast: Andrew Adamson (additional voices)