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Lord Farquaad’s Origin Story

Lord FarquaadOne of the biggest villains in animated film history is the evil Lord Farquuad from Shrek. Like every villain it’s assumed he has some sort of back-story. The back-story is actually Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO.  The story there is that Jeffrey Katzenberg hated Eisner, who in turn referred to him as an “ evil midget.”

Farguaad must have been a compromise between the midget nature of Katzenberg and the square, hero like jaw of Eisner. In a way Lord Farquaad is the best of two bad worlds. The character is a memorable villain so it doesn’t say a lot  for Katzenberg or Eisner.