- Mar 22, 2016
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Mickey Mouse's name was originally "Mortimer" but Walt Disney's wife didn't like the name so he changed it to Mickey.
There's also a 3D clip with Farley's voice on it IIRC. I can't say I can't compare which voice is better, since I'm more used to Alfonso Obregon's voice and not Myers's.Chris Farley was going to be the voice for Shrek, but he passed away in 1997, and was 95% done with recording. Not only was it going to be a 2D animated work at the time, but the plot was also going to be a bit different. They rewrote it for Mike Myers, who originally recorded in a Brooklyn accent, but decided a Scottish would be more appropriate for the fairy-tale setting.
Also, I found a storyboard with Chris Farley voicing Shrek, somewhere on YouTube. It's an interesting look at what might've been.