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You Can Now Listen To What Appears To Be Lost Audio Of Chris Farley As "Shrek"

A spokesperson for DreamWorks told BuzzFeed News the company is looking into the footage.

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The footage, which was posted to YouTube on Monday by user Bedhead Bernie, features two and a half minutes of dialogue between Shrek as voiced by Farley, and Donkey voiced by Eddie Murphy.

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In the clip, Farley plays Shrek with a softer demeanor than his former Saturday Night Live co-star Mike Myers, who eventually voiced the character. Myers also played Shrek with a Scottish accent.

The video cites as a source a Vimeo link from 2013. It's unclear whether the Vimeo link had been public before this week.

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The "lost" footage has emerged just a week after Farley's brother, Kevin, told Yahoo News that his brother was cast in the film and completed most of it before he died in 1997.

Kevin Farley said his brother had recorded "99%" of the film before his death.

“Originally the Shrek character was a little bit more like Chris, like a humble, bumbling, innocent guy,” he said.

Farley speculated that his brother was recast because the studio wanted to do sequels. He said he personally had never heard his brother's version, and said it was disappointing that the recordings had apparently been lost.

But, he added he wasn't angry with DreamWorks.

“The studio needed to do what they needed to do," he said. "It was a bad time, bad timing… a tragedy. Mike did a great job with Shrek. He knocked it out of the park.”

A spokesperson for DreamWorks told BuzzFeed News the company is "looking into" the video.

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The video also emerged just a week after a documentary about Chris Farley's life, I Am Chris Farley, opened in the theaters. Kevin Farley is the executive producer of the film.

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