Free Essay: The main characters in the Movie Shrek are Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Family is the closest relationship a person has, and if that is disturbed a. Although the friendship began as a one-sided relationship, Shrek at last begins to treat Donkey as a friend, and the two successfully rescue Princess Fiona. Dragon is Donkey's love interest and eventual wife from the Shrek franchise. the parallel world and underlining the love and depth of their relationship.
Fiona suggests that he should return for Dragon's sake, but then reveals that he is having troubles in his relationship with Dragon as she was acting strangely, but he could not determine the cause, so he decides to move back in with them.
However, Shrek makes him leave. As Shrek and Fiona begin to have a moment, Donkey abruptly returns and interrupts, claiming that a chariot of royal men have arrived. A messenger appears and tells the newlywed couple that Fiona's parents have invited them to a royal ball to celebrate their marriage, as well as her father to give his royal blessing. Shrek is completely hesitant to accept, as he knows that her parents will never accept them as Ogres, though he eventually gives up and goes, accompanied by Donkey to the Far Far Away kingdom but keeps on asking every second "Are we there yet?
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 great friends. At one point in the film, he reveals that he was the donkey traded by Jack for the magic beans, which greatly offended him. He and Shrek ended up drinking the "Happily Ever After" potion from the Fairy Godmother's workshop and while Shrek transformed into a human, Donkey became a magnificently bred and handsome white stallion albeit with the same buck teeth and voice, and on the bottle it says that it is not for those with nervous disorders.
After which Shrek and everyone else stares at Donkey as it is strongly hinted that he has one, but Donkey remains clueless as to the reason of why everyone is staring at him. Donkey rides Shrek and Puss back to the castle. When Shrek goes inside, Fiona who had also changed back to human form comes running out to find Shrek.
Donkey then explains why they changed, and that Shrek went inside looking for her. However, Shrek comes back outside heartbroken after Fiona went back in, as Charming and Fairy Godmother beat them both to it: Unfortunately, they are both caught when Donkey's talking habits causes him to accidentally blurt out, completely exposing them. They are eventually caught and captured by Godmother's men, and are arrested.
However, the other fairy tale creatures witness this, and break them out, and Gingerbread Man has The Muffin Man create a giant, Godzilla-sized Gingerbread man called "Mongo," which Donkey helps lead to the castle.
They succeed with getting in, but Mongo is defeated by the castle's guards. After the trio finished their mission with victory, both return to their normal forms, though Donkey seemed to be quite disappointed at returning to his original form although Shrek told Donkey he still sees Donkey as a noble steed, he later sings " Livin' La Vida Loca " along with Puss during the party.
After the credits, Donkey and Dragon are reunited and he meets their newborn children, flying flame breathing miniature Donkeys, although he ends up exclaiming: Shrek the Third Main article: Shrek the Third Donkey is enjoying fatherhood in Shrek the Thirdand he is still first and foremost Shrek's sidekick and closest friend.
When Far Far Away is in need of a new king, Donkey ventures off with Shrek in search of Fiona's cousin Arthur Pendragonknown simply as Artie at the Worcestershire boarding school where he resides. In their magical transport back to Far Far Away aided by a slightly off-kilter MerlinDonkey and Puss accidentally switch bodies most likely from holding hands, Shrek recognizes the switch from his voiceand Puss finds Donkey's quadrupedal form hideous.
Donkey, meanwhile, can't figure out how Puss can walk with such fancy accoutrements. They must put that aside and work together, however, if they are to save Far Far Away from a vindictive Prince Charming.
After Charming is defeated, the same sorcerer comes to change them back, it works, but switches their tails in the next scene, their tails have been corrected as well. He later is seen playing with Shrek's newborn ogre triplets Donkey is last seen in the credits performing " Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin ", along with Puss, to the ogre triplets.
Shrek Forever After Main article: Shrek Forever After In the fourth film, Donkey brings his Donkey children over often, much to Shrek's annoyance at the ensuing daily chaos. He takes part in innocently ruining Shrek's babies' birthday party. In Rumplestiltskin's alternate reality, Donkey first meets Shrek when he pulled a wagon the ogre was imprisoned in, forced to sing reminiscent of a car stereo by the witches, who whip him to change songs.
After being taken to Rumplestiltskin, Shrek escapes and takes Donkey with him, much to the latter's chagrin.
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At first, Donkey fears Shrek and runs away, but returns after seeing Shrek crying over his babies' toy. Having never seen an ogre cry before, Donkey decides to trust Shrek and befriends him. Donkey also proves to be highly intelligent, and helps Shrek find a loophole in Rumplestiltskin's contract, comparing Shrek's situation to The Twilight Zone. The duo meet Fiona, Puss, and the rebellion of ogres in the woods, and Donkey befriends Puss in Boots and the ogres as well. Donkey later saves Shrek and Fiona from the Pied Piper at Puss' urgingand then leads the assault on Rumplestiltskin's castle.
He also attempts to seduce the Dragon, having learned from Shrek that she is his wife in the other reality, to stop her from eating Shrek and Fiona but he fails to do so, luckily, none of them are harmed. After Rumplestiltskin is defeated, Donkey sadly watches as Shrek begins to turn into pixie dust when his time is up. In the ending, with reality restored, Donkey celebrates Shrek's children's birthday. Later on, he is seen with Dragon, who playfully gobbles him up, and then he, along with the other characters, is last seen making a mud angel.
This is the first film where Donkey did not perform any pop culture song, although he is briefly heard singing Hit Me with Your Best Shot in one scene.
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Donkey was voiced by original voice actor Eddie Murphy. This leads Dragon to accidentally kiss Shrek's butt instead. Infuriated, Dragon resumes her rampage, but Shrek manages to collar her with the chandelier. In order to prevent Dragon from pursuing them across the bridge, Shrek pins the chain links with a sword. This gambit saves Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona as they flee to safety.
Dragon is left alone and devastated. Later, Shrek and Donkey break up their friendship. A brooding Donkey discovers Dragon, weeping with loneliness by a brook. While her escape from the castle is unexplained, Dragon clearly has no wish to return to her old life, or even her hoard. Feeling sorry for her, Donkey overcomes his initial hesitation and approaches the forlorn woman, whereupon the two reconcile and become a couple.
Upon landing, Donkey tells Dragon to have fun — which entails her chasing off some local knights. At this point, Dragon intervenes by smashing through a glass window, breaking through the glass and devouring Farquaad. The glass then shattered from Dragon's body weight simply crashing through the window. Donkey, riding her head, threatens the assembly by claiming "I have a dragon here and I'm not afraid to use it".
This restores peace, since everyone present is glad to be rid of Farquaad, as well as being frightened of a dragon who simply smashed the glass window and completely destroyed it Dragon vandalized the place by smashing the windows. He is later seen again in her stomach, but the events of Shrek 4-D confirm his inevitable death by digestion.
This was also the first time Dragon had ever smashed through glass, however shortly after she punches her fist through another glass window, breaking it into pieces. Dragon became notorious for breaking of glass which she promised never to do again. As the newlyweds leave in their carriage, she catches the bouquet thrown by Fiona and lovingly presents the flowers to an embarrassed Donkey.
A later karaoke number was produced for the CD of Shrek. One scene features the two lovebirds performing a song-and-dance. While Donkey sings a rendition of Baby Got Back, Dragon provocatively shakes her backside at the camera — eventually knocking her boyfriend off his feet with her swaying tail. Shrek 4-D This short film was produced as the audio-visual media of a Universal Studios ride, but it was released as an additional featurette along with the original Shrek film.
Dragon has a prominent role in this production, first taking Shrek and Fiona on her back to their honeymoon hotel, and then helping the pair and Donkey to get away from an animated dragon statue magically brought to life by the ghost of Lord Farquaad. Dragon's aerial maneuvers through a narrow defile causes the pursuing stone dragon to break its wings off, effectively terminating the chase.
Dragon saves them again as they plunge over a waterfall, and ultimately, incinerates Farquaad's ghost with her fiery breath, finally finishing the job she began when she swallowed him in the first Shrek film. Shrek 2 Happy Family While not stated, this film implies that Dragon and Donkey got married at some point following the events of Shrek. In the beginning, Dragon is only briefly mentioned by Donkey to be acting 'all moody and stuff lately'. Initially, Dragon was intended to have a more meaningful role in the original storyline.
When the other main characters were changed into more beautiful or heroic characters by Fairy Godmother's magic potion, Dragon was supposed to change into a beautiful female Pegasus, the perfect match to Donkey's transformation into a handsome stallion. But these ideas were dropped, and Dragon only makes a cameo appearance in the post-credit scene, where she proudly introduces her offspring to their father. The "mutant children" are hybrids with mostly donkey features, but sporting dragon wings, tails, resulting in an ability to fly and breathe fire.
There is some confusion as to whether the babies were hatched or born. Shrek the Third Dragon plays a more consistent role in this film. Her child-rearing responsibilities prevent her from accompanying Shrek and Donkey on their quest, choosing instead to stay behind with Fiona and the other princesses. When Fiona announces her pregnancy, Dragon is shown to be happy for her.
Despite her size and ferocity, Dragon gets captured relatively easily by Prince Charming and his allies during their attempt to take over the kingdom of Far Far Away.
It is probable that she submits due to the capture of her smaller and more vulnerable children, who are then locked up in the zoo. Once the Dronkeys are released, Dragon joins the battle to recapture the Kingdom, turning the tide by tipping over a model tower that crushes Prince Charming to death. Shrek the Halls This made-for television Christmas special takes place shortly after Shrek the Third. Along with other characters, Dragon, Donkey and the Dronkeys show up uninvited at Shrek's home on Christmas Eve, where they create chaos with their antiques.
Dragon nearly burns the house down when she tries to light the chimney, unwisely blasting a huge ball of flame from her mouth. Throughout the special, Dragon pokes her head into Shrek's home through the window, but cannot join the others due to her large size. When they arrive, Dragon and Donkey share a brief kiss and tells her not to eat the vallet.
No explanation is given for how Dragon was captured.