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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, hence his strong accent. But that doesn't explain why the Three Blind Mice have British accents (Mike Myers, also the voice of Shrek, makes one rodent sound like John ...


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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 existence is questionable but was seemingly centuries later) had at least some French Norman blood. French was spoken at court. Much of what became "high ...


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The deal was - the Fairy Godmother would help King Harold (i.e. the Frog Prince) to marry Lilian (i.e. Fiona's mom) via Happily Ever After Potion. And in return, the King would let the Fairy Godmother's son Prince Charming marry Princess Fiona. That was the plan all along. That once Prince Charming grows old enough, he will rescue Fiona and marry her. ...


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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 (Fiona's mother and the current queen) In exchange the King would let Fairy Godmother's son (Prince Charming) marry Princess Fiona He was born a frog and when TFG ...


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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 that Donkey isn't scared of him. This seems to be the first time this has happened for some considerable time and the script describes him as "disarmed" and "...


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I believe that in Shrek: Forever After, Fiona wasn't ever seen during the day. Shrek spent only a single day in that reality, starting at sunrise. After the next sunrise, he would disappear. He didn't encounter Fiona until after dusk, when the curse would transform her into an ogre. At the end of the movie, he hadn't faded away (and thus the sun hadn't ...


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The movie itself was based on the 1990 book of the same name by the noted children's book author, William Steig, which was a playful inversion of the convention that the ogre is the villain and the human being is the hero. The general name for a story that performs such an inversion is a revisionist fairy tale—another notable example is the book and ...


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I believe it is because since he is an ogre, he is not used to conversation. People usually grab their torches and pitchforks when they first see him, he's never heard someone try to talk to him and ask him his name. Therefore he is momentarily confused when someone asks his name, because he is not used to people approaching him like that, and also as ...


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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: So it was an empowering moment when the princesses literally burn their bras. We do that, don’t we? Maya: There is a little bit of that. Amy: And I ...


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It isn't mentioned in any of the films, but according to Shrek: The Musical his full name is Maximus Farquaad.


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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 queen She married way beneath her... Beneath her knee, I mean. It would appear that she was disinherited for marrying a commoner. She could have become the ...


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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 birth. Fiona's discussion with Donkey in Shrek 1 strongly indicates that her ogre form was the result of the curse, rather than her natural state: FIONA: When ...


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The film's co-Directors toyed with the idea of making Dragon into a pegasus but ultimately decided against it because it didn't really add anything to the film to see her transform. Quoting from the Director's Audio Commentary (between co-directors Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon): We worked on that a loooong time. I mean, how do we show that that potion ...


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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 Oedipus. The Shrek wiki notes it might mean they're married, but it's a user-editable wiki and they provide no citation. Although it is unclear whether Snow ...


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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 mermaid fails to marry the prince. If she’d gained the love of the prince, she’d also have gained a soul and avoided becoming foam on the waves. Instead, she’s ...


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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! Shrek - Movie Transcript And in the film's official novelisation, we have proof-positive that he's called Donkey by his owner. There were two ...


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Donkey openly states that he's colour-blind, then, in the same scene has great difficulty in distinguishing distinctively coloured flowers as he walks past them. As far as can be seen, there's no reason to assume that he's lying, nor that he is mistaken. Since he's the only donkey in the film (the only other donkeys are dragon/donkey hybrids) there's no ...


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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 in that movie, or have any indication of where he lives (aside from "Drury Lane"). Watching only Shrek, we might reasonably conclude the Muffin Man lives in ...


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First of all, King Harold was always a frog. That's the big reveal at the end of the movie: he was playing the role of "the frog who turned into a prince" from various fairy tales. Based on the Fairy Godmother's blackmail of Harold throughout the movie, she seems to be the one who did that for him, and he was worried that his secret would get out and his ...


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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 dramatically larger than that of her younger selves. Young Fiona = 52 lines in total (The bulk of which are in one song at the start and 9 in the shared song ...


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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 freak! [Pause] Well, maybe you do. But that's why we gotta stick together! When Fiona undergoes her transformation, he is surprised, but not frightened or ...


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At the start of Shrek : Forever After we see that Fiona's parents are about to sign their kingdom over to Rumpelstiltskin in return for him using his magic to release Princess Fiona from her curse. The news that Shrek has rescued the Princess literally interrupts the signing ceremony and they tear up the agreement. Since Prince Charming is attempting to ...


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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) that their true love most desires. "By night one way By day another. This shall be the norm Until you find true love's first kiss And then take love's ...


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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 daughter's curse? Rumpelstiltskin: And, in return, you sign the kingdom of Far Far Away over to me. We know, from Shrek the Third, that Harold can designate ...


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First of all, Donkey calls himself color blind. We can assume that he is an expert on the topic, so we have to take his word for it. The term "color blind" implies that Donkey's vision is somehow deficient from normal members of his species. If so, and he does have some kind of sight problem, then we have no way of knowing how well other donkeys in the ...


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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 Peter Pan. In the "real" story of The Little Mermaid, Ariel vanishes into the sea, but in Disney's version, Ariel and Eric defeat Ursula and live happily ever ...


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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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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. There are a significant number of locations that cannot be placed with any accuracy on even a schematic map. However, in spite of there being an awful lot of ...


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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 he had more to prove, and maybe wasn't quite so awesome at everything yet. So the series is set before the Puss In Boots movie, which in turn is set before ...


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Directly from the Shrek Wiki, it says that she "was supposed to change into a beautiful female Pegasus, the perfect match to Donkey's transformation into a handsome stallion" it makes me rather sad that was cut :p


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