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This 1997 story reel is going viral among fans of Farley and/or ogres.

It's hard to imagine Shrek with anybody but Mike Myers doing his voice. But back in 1997, DreamWorks was planning to make the movie featuring his SNL cohort Chris Farley. Unfortunately, Farley's tragic death that year at age 33 made that version impossible. Before that happened, however, DreamWorks made this animatic as a demo, and now, it's finally surfaced on the Internet.

It is strange to see Eddie Murphy's Donkey interacting with a non-Scottish Shrek, but it does work. There's no reason to think the movie wouldn't have been just as beloved with Farley in the lead role.

Sources: DreamWorks