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How is Mama Bear still alive?

In Shrek, Mama Bear was killed by Farquaad, as she is seen as a rug. In Puss in Boots 2, however, she is still alive. How can this be?
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What story is Shrek's donkey from?

I saw a post on Reddit that implied (without sources) that Donkey was one of the bad boys from pleasure island (Pinocchio), which explained how he can talk. But I couldn't remember or find online any ...
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Why didn't the curse break when Shrek kissed Fiona?

If the spell breaks at true love's first kiss, then when Shrek kissed Fiona, why didn't she turn human again?
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In Shrek 1, did Fiona think that Lord Farquaad was Prince Charming?

When Shrek had rescued Fiona and took off his helmet, Fiona confirmed that she was “expecting Prince Charming” when Shrek asked her, Shrek told her that he rescued her so Farquaad could marry her and ...
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Why are there 2 Rumpelstiltskins in Shrek?

In Shrek the Third, Rumpelstiltskin appeared in the Poison Apple and had dusk Red hair, a trimmed hat, black facial hair and dull clothing. But in Shrek Forever After, he appears as the main ...
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Why did Shrek’s human form have hair?

In Shrek 2, Shrek and Donkey drink the Happily Ever After Potion, which turns Shrek human. But when he turns human, he has hair. Why, when he didn’t have hair when he was an ogre? And in case anyone ...
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Who was the Princess who tried to catch Fiona’s bouquet at the end of Shrek?

Inspired by a comment on this question: Where was Cinderella during the events of Shrek? The Shrek Wiki identified her as Cinderella, but apparently, the novelisation and script identified her as ...
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Where was Cinderella during the events of Shrek?

The Magic Mirror presented Farquaad with 3 options for princesses to marry to become King, Snow White, Cinderella and Fiona. Fiona was locked in the Dragon’s Keep (obviously) and Snow White was seen ...
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Is the Muffin Man in Shrek an allusion to the old woman from the Gingerbread Man fairytale?

In the Gingerbread Man fairytale, it was an old woman who made Gingy. But in Shrek, it was the Muffin Man who made him. So IS he an allusion to the old woman from the original fairytale? If not, could ...
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Why was Fiona shaving her face at the beginning of Shrek 2?

At the beginning of Shrek 2, both Shrek AND Fiona were shaving their faces. Why was FIONA doing it? Do ALL ogres in this universe shave their faces, regardless of gender?
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Does Lefty the dwarf exist in Shrek?

Last year, I got Shrek 2 Top Trump Cards from a charity shop and one the 7 Dwarfs one, it said: There used to be eight dwarfs, but Lefty’s following his dreams in the minor league. Does this “Lefty” ...
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What is the game on the Shrek DVD that allows you to rescue Fiona?

A while back, I asked a question on the Shrek Headscratchers page on TV Tropes and someone answered beginning with the following sentence: A game on the DVD only allows you to rescue Fiona. What is ...
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In Shrek 2 when they drink the potion, we don't see Dragon... but why wasn't she invited with Donkey? [duplicate]

From the characters' point of view (in-universe) what is the justification for the decision to cut her out from the event? I mean, Donkey gets invited and on his invitation there is no 'with a +1'? ...
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Why is Robin Hood French in Shrek?

In Shrek there is a character called Monsieur Hood, also referred to as Robin Hood later on. He is a clear parody of Robin Hood, a legendary figure from England. What I don't understand though is ...
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Was Dama Fortuna from Fiona’s Prologue the witch that Fiona mentioned in Shrek 1? [closed]

In Shrek 1, Fiona said, “When I was a little girl, a witch cast a spell on me.” Some people think she was on about the “witch” aka fortune teller, Dama Fortuna from the deleted scene “Fiona’s ...
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Who and where is Artie’s mother in Shrek?

In Shrek the Third, Shrek and Artie talk about their respective fathers. But no mention was given to Artie’s mother.
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Why couldn’t Fiona stay as a human and Shrek an ogre?

Just, why not? She can be herself and him himself without any of them needing to change. Besides, I think they might give birth to half-ogre humans or half-human ogres.
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Why does Puss in Boots have a new girlfriend "Dulcinea" in the 2015 TV show?

Why does Puss in Boots have a different girlfriend in The Adventures of Puss in Boots TV series compared to the Puss in Boots movie? He's seeing Dulcinea in the TV series And Kitty Softpaws in the ...
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What is Farquaad’s first name?

Or surname if Farquaad is his first? I mean, in Mr Stink, the titular character’s real name is Lord Darlington. We can safely conclude that Darlington is his surname.
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Which King did Farquaad swear allegiance to?

Given that Farquaad is only a lord, his land must be a vassal to a much larger kingdom. He may have sworn allegiance to King Harold, but another king (King Midas) was mentioned in Shrek Forever After. ...
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What kingdom was Farquaad’s mother Princess of?

In Shrek the Musical Farquaad says: My momma was a princess Who left her crown behind. The Shrek wikia says she was Princess of Duloc, but the Mirror only said “You can be king by marrying a ...
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Is the Puppet Master's name Stromboli in Shrek the Third?

In Shrek the Third, we see the Puppet Master and we know it's him because of the following conversation with him and Prince Charming. Prince Charming: And you? Your star puppet [Pinocchio] abandons ...
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Who did Captain Hook’s voice in Shrek Forever After?

In Shrek the Third, Captain Hook redeems himself and says he grows daffodils. On the Shrek Forever After soundtrack, he talks to Rumpelstiltskin about his daffodil garden. I know Tom Waits and Nick ...
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Should Harold have taken Lillian’s surname upon marriage?

In Shrek 2, we are introduced to King Harold and Queen Lillian. At the end of the film, it is revealed that Harold was born a frog, which must mean that it was Lillian’s family who held the throne. ...
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Is Prince Charming a Charming or a Fortuna?

In Shrek 2, Shrek looks through Fiona’s diary and flicks through pages that say: Mrs Fiona Charming However, The Fairy Godmother‘s is named in one of the deleted scenes from Shrek 1 as "Dama ...
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Shouldn't Farquaad have been a Prince Regent in Fiona's Prologue?

There is an alternate opening to Shrek called Fiona's Prologue. In this opening, Fiona was born to the King and Queen of Duloc, who locked her in the tower because she was born an ogre. When they died,...
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Evil Queen - Good Queen?

In Shrek the Third, the Evil Queen is, well, the Evil Queen because she’s based on the antagonist from Snow White. But because she reforms at the end, can she be known as the Good Queen or would that ...
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Did Shrek the Third imply that Snow White and Dopey are married?

In Shrek the Third, when Snow White pulls off her dress sleeve, you can see that she has a heart tattoo with Dopey’s name in it. Does that mean they’re married?
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What would the effect of the Happily Ever After potion have been on Fiona?

In Shrek (the first film of the Shrek franchise), an alternate opening was story boarded but never filmed, called "Fiona's Prologue". In it, Fiona was born an ogre, which was why she was locked in ...
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What land is the Evil Queen ruler of?

In Shrek the Third, we see the Evil Queen as a minor antagonist. But what was she Queen of? Duloc? Far Far Away? If she was Queen of Duloc, that would explain how Farquaad got the Mirror. But if Far ...
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Is Rumpelstiltskin’s name Rumpel Stiltskin in Shrek?

I’m asking, because people call him “Rumpel” or “Mr. Stiltskin” and Shrek calls him “Stiltskin.”
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Where does the Muffin Man live in Shrek?

Yes, I know he lives on Drury Lane, but where is Drury Lane located? I thought it was in Far Far Away, but the Shrek Wiki says Duloc, since Lord Farquaad knew about him. I changed Duloc to Far Far ...
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What did the Fairy Godmother do to Doris?

In Shrek 2, just before Shrek interrupts the Fairy Godmother (Dama Fortuna) making Love Potion No. 9 for Fiona, you can see 2 pictures of Doris the stepsister from earlier at the Poison Apple, one ...
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Why does the Fairy Godmother use The Little Mermaid as an example fairy tale?

In Shrek 2, Dama Fortuna (the Fairy Godmother) gets out fairy tales with happy endings without ogres. But one of them is The Little Mermaid. Is she aware that it has a sad ending of the Prince ...
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In Shrek, did DreamWorks make Cinderella a princess at birth?

The Magic Mirror presents Farquaad with 3 princesses who he could marry to be King. One of them is Cinderella. But Cinderella wasn't born a princess. So what gives? Did DreamWorks make her a princess ...
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Why didn’t Lillian kiss Fiona?

OK, so Fiona’s curse goes: By night one way, By day another, Until you find true love’s kiss, And then take love’s true form. True love. True love. So why didn't Queen Lillian kiss Fiona? As ...
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How did Rumpelstiltskin become king without marrying a princess?

In Shrek, Lord Farquaad can't become king unless he marries a princess. However, in Shrek Forever After, Rumpel became King of Far Far Away without needing to marry a princess. Is this a plot hole ...
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Wouldn’t Farquaad already be a King?

In Shrek The Musical, it’s revealed he was the son of the Princess from The Princess and the Pea. “My momma was a princess, who left her crown behind.” So if that’s true, why does he have to marry ...
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Would Farquaad be King of Far Far Away?

I mean, sure, he wanted to be King of Duloc, but since he married the Princess of Far Far Away, surely he should be King of both Duloc and Far Far Away. I mean, in Shrek 3, King Harold says, This ...
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Was King Harold born a human or a frog?

In Shrek 2, King Harold intercepts a curse intended for the titular character so that it rebounds and hits the Fairy Godmother. She evaporates and it appears as though (at least some of) her former ...
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Was Fiona actually cursed to be a human?

Since her mother was a human and her dad was a frog, it makes sense that Fiona was born a half-human, half-frog hybrid, which is what an ogre is. So was she cursed to be human?
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I am auditioning for a role in Shrek. Which role is bigger? Fiona as a princess or Fiona as an ogre?

I am auditioning for a role in Shrek The Musical and I want a big role. Which role is bigger (e.g. more stage-time): Fiona as a human, or Fiona as an ogress?
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Who was the real life inspiration for Prince Charming?

In the movie Shrek the Third (where as usual for the franchise the traditional roles in folktales are subverted), Prince Charming appears as the main antagonist. Charming in a position of power ...
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Why wasn't Donkey afraid of Shrek?

On first impression Shrek is pretty scary. Donkey has good survival instincts (seeing as he tried to keep his mouth shut when the old crone tried to sell him, and after the fairy dust mishap he ran ...
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Does Donkey even have a real name at all?

Does Donkey introduce himself as "Donkey", or does Shrek start calling him that because he is a donkey and everyone just rolls with it? Does Donkey even have a real name at all?
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Are all donkeys colorblind in Shrek?

In Shrek there is a scene in which Shrek gets shot in the butt with an arrow. To distract Donkey, Fiona sends Donkey into the woods to find a blue flower with red thorns. Donkey exclaims that it would ...
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Why didn't Fiona have that "True love's kiss" special effects in Shrek: Forever After?

Do you guys remember when Fiona's permanent Ogre figure was activated by Shrek's kiss in Shrek? It had that amazing transformation effect! see: Source In Shrek: Forever After, why was it passive?
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What was Fairy Godmother's spell at the end supposed to do to Shrek?

At the end of Shrek 2, Fairy Godmother said"I told you ogres don't live happily ever after" then she shot something at him but King Harold jumped in front of it. What was it she shot? What ...
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What was the Fairy Godmother and King Harold's deal?

In the movie Shrek 2, when King Harold and the Fairy Godmother are in her "car" she says "we had a deal, and I assume you don't want me to go back on my part". What was the deal?
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How does Shrek's rescue party reach him so fast at the end of Shrek 2?

In the beginning of Shrek 2 it is shown that it takes a long time to reach Far Far Away from Shrek's swamp. Although not explicitly mentioned, from the visuals it seems obvious that the distance is ...
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