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Why is Robin Hood French in Shrek?

According to Shrek director Andrew Adamson, out-of-universe, the makers did it because they thought it would be funny. In-universe, Hood comes from the "French side" of Sherwood Forest, ...
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What story is Shrek's donkey from?

Donkey, and Shrek and (technically) Princess Fiona are all from... Shrek!, a children's book by William Steig. The plot of the book is considerably different from that of the film, with the exception ...
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Why is Robin Hood French in Shrek?

The original Robin of Locksley (the Robin Hood of Pyle's stories) was a minor noble, and all nobles in England at the time (of the setting, not necessarily of the "historical Robin Hood" whose very ...
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Was King Harold born a human or a frog?

This answer provides a very good explanation. To summarise: King Harold is The Frog Prince, he was born a frog The Fairy Godmother gave him the Happily Ever After Potion so he could marry Lilian (...
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Why does Shrek pause before he says his name?

The film's draft screenplay offers an answer to both instances. I've copied directly from the script itself with the original stage direction placed in [square brackets]. Donkey Shrek is taken aback ...
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What story is Shrek's donkey from?

In Shrek 2, Donkey claims to have belonged to Jack of Beanstalk fame. He then meets Puss in Boots, and becomes jealous, as he is spending a lot of time with Shrek. By the end of the film, they are ...
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What story is Shrek's donkey from?

Given the heavy preponderance of Brothers Grimm characters and motifs throughout Shrek, it would be very surprising if Donkey wasn't at least partially inspired by the titular diminutive donkey in the ...
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What is Farquaad’s first name?

It isn't mentioned in any of the films, but according to Shrek: The Musical his full name is Maximus Farquaad. ACT TWO SCENE TWO (TORTURE CHAMBER) FARQUAAD: 494, 495, 496. Princess Fiona? I am Lord ...
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Did Shrek the Third imply that Snow White and Dopey are married?

The implication, at least according to the actress that portrays Snow White (Amy Poehler) is that she and Dopey were in some sort of sexual relationship, but one that stopped short of marriage. Amy: ...
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Wouldn’t Farquaad already be a King?

The next lines are fairly telling; My momma was a princess Who left her crown behind. Daddy was her true love, so Momma didn't mind. I never knew my momma But she could've been a ...
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Was Fiona actually cursed to be a human?

There is no evidence in the films to support this. The storybooks at the beginning of Shrek 1 and Shrek 2 clearly show both Fiona and King Harold to have been perfectly human at the time of Fiona's ...
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Did Shrek the Third imply that Snow White and Dopey are married?

No There are numerous cases of people in real-life with names in hearts which don't indicate marriage. A classic case is the (often seen in cartoons) heart with "Mom" inside of it, and not worn by ...
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Why does the Fairy Godmother use The Little Mermaid as an example fairy tale?

The Fairy Godmother is Prince Charming's mother. She firmly believes her prince should marry Princess Fiona. As you say, in the original Hans Christian Andersen version of "The Little Mermaid", the ...
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Why wasn't Donkey afraid of Shrek?

Donkey doesn't judge by appearances, because he himself is an outcast who is scorned for what he looks like. When Donkey first meets Shrek, he says: You don't know what it's like to be considered a ...
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Does Donkey even have a real name at all?

Donkey's name is Donkey. He introduces himself as such. Donkey: All right, that's what I like to hear, man. Shrek and Donkey, two stalwart friends, off on a whirlwind big-city adventure. I love it! ...
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Where does the Muffin Man live in Shrek?

The Gingerbread Man apparently lives Duloc during the original Shrek, being close enough for Lord Farquaad to torture in the first movie. He mentions the Muffin Man, but we do not see the Muffin Man ...
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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?

There are three "Fiona" parts in the script for Shrek the Musical; Young Fiona, Teen Fiona and Princess Fiona (who also plays the part of Ogress/Fiona wearing green makeup). The part of Fiona is ...
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Why didn't the curse break when Shrek kissed Fiona?

Shrek works it out shortly afterwards. It's not just the kiss that's required, there also needs to be a reciprocated emotional element. Donkey: Maybe you kissed her wrong? Shrek: No. The kiss didn't ...
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Why does Puss in Boots have a new girlfriend "Dulcinea" in the 2015 TV show?

The TV series is set before the 2011 movie in which he meets Kitty for the first time. I wanted to set the show earlier in Puss's life, back when he was the only one who thought he was a legend. When ...
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Why couldn’t Fiona stay as a human and Shrek an ogre?

The curse is explicit. While the curse operates, the cursee will oscillate between the two forms, human and ogre. When the curse is broken, the cursee will then transform into the form (of the two) ...
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Who was the real life inspiration for Prince Charming?

Prince Charming does not appear to be based on any real person Given that Shrek conglomerates fairy tale characters, it is not surprising that Prince Charming is based off Prince Charming from a ...
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How did Rumpelstiltskin become king without marrying a princess?

The King signed over his kindgom (and the rightful kingship) when he signed the "Problems Disappear" magical contract. This is addressed directly in Shrek 4. Harold: So you'll put an end to our ...
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Why wasn't Donkey afraid of Shrek?

Shrek saves Donkey from the guards, therefore Donkey is thankful and maybe he was impressed by the fighting. Then Donkey tells Shrek that he doesn't have any friends But, uh, I don't have any ...
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Why does the Fairy Godmother use The Little Mermaid as an example fairy tale?

The Shrek franchise is a big parody of general fairy tales but especially Disney movies. For example, when Donkey flies due to pixie dust, everybody in the crowd says "he can fly!", as the song in ...
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Is the Puppet Master's name Stromboli in Shrek the Third?

Chris Miller plays the part of the "Puppet Master" in the film. There's no specific evidence that his name is Stromboli other than in the licenced game.
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Which King did Farquaad swear allegiance to?

The article about the Shrek "universe" on the Shrek Wikia has an apparently comprehensive list of locations in Shrek's world. This includes the movies and spinoff material, especially Puss in Boots. ...
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In Shrek, did DreamWorks make Cinderella a princess at birth?

The problem with Cinderella as a character is there's no one single canon story to point to (unlike Snow White). As Wikipedia notes, some versions have her of noble birth The twelfth-century AD lai ...
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Why wasn't Donkey afraid of Shrek?

Evidence Donkey is not afraid of Shrek because Shrek has not demonstrated any actual threat to Donkey, but has demonstrated actual safety to Donkey. Additionally, having seen Shrek act actually ...
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What story is Shrek's donkey from?

The earliest story I can think of with a talking donkey is Baalam and his ass, from chapter 22 of the Book of Numbers. I cannot think of any reference to that story in the film, but perhaps it ...
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