History Fridge / Shrek

9th Apr '18 10:50:12 AM PrincessBubble
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**All three bears appear alive during the "Karaoke Dance Party" on the DVD. [[spoiler: Farquaad is also seen, albeit in Dragon's stomach, so whether it is canon or not is up to you to decide...]]
28th Mar '18 2:43:12 PM tv1995
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** It also explains why he was so afraid of becoming a father himself. He though of his own abusive father and was worried he'd repeat the cycle and have the same relationship with his future children.
28th Mar '18 2:34:18 PM tv1995
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* Why does Shrek's nightmare have lots of babies who are always getting into something that will hurt them? It's because he's thinking of the overwhelming responsibility of having a baby and how hard he'll have to work to make sure they don't get hurt.
18th Mar '18 2:19:42 PM Overfiend
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* Towards the end of the film, Donkey encounters Dragon, utterly heartbroken and crying her eyes out. It might seem a little strange and maybe even unrealistic that Dragon would be so torn up over losing a funny little creature she'd just met and had known for maybe 5 minutes, but consider where Dragon was when we first encounter her. She's chained up in a volcanic castle keep and forced to act as a guard dog, obviously against her will, and she's been there quite a long time. Dragon was probably INCREDIBLY lonely, and it's easy to conjecture that none of the knights, warriors and whatnot that came to fight her and free the princess even tried to be nice to her, let alone flatter and woo her. Donkey was probably her first and only shot at true love, and he was suddenly gone, apparently forever.
18th Mar '18 1:58:27 PM Overfiend
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* By about halfway through the first movie (or maybe even a little earlier), Donkey had won Shrek over and had become a trusted friend. But it wasn't until near the very end of the film, after nearly everything had gone wrong (Fiona goes off to marry Farquaad due to her and Shrek's mutual misunderstanding, Shrek and Donkey's big blow-up) that Shrek really stops being dismissive toward Donkey and treats him more as an equal partner. Why? Donkey, after initially being run off of Shrek's land, later returns to reassert his rights to half the booty by virtue of his aid and contributions. He refuses to let Shrek (who, mind you, is ENRAGED and miserable at this point) scare him off or intimidate him into backing down or giving up his rightful claim, even getting into a shoving match with the monster. Donkey them proceeds to give Shrek a classic "TheReasonYouSuck" speech that makes him come around. As it was at that point Donkey truly earned Shrek's respect, Shrek starts to treat Donkey decidedly differently than just an annoying tagalong or even pet, but as a true ally (aside from some good-natured ribbing, of course).
11th Jan '18 4:25:09 PM Averagemoe
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* How does Donkey know the way to Duloc when none of the other fairy tale creatures do? He's first seen essentially being fired from a gig as a beast of burden. He probably used to pull carts there all the time.
7th Dec '17 9:06:35 AM ryanruff13
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* Farquaad's height is the butt of several jokes in a movie about ''not'' judging somebody by their appearances. Granted, one could argue that Farquaad's villainy makes him an AcceptableTarget, but it's still amusing to notice the contradiction.

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* Farquaad's height is the butt of several jokes in a movie about ''not'' judging somebody by their appearances. Granted, one could argue that Farquaad's villainy makes him an AcceptableTarget, but it's still amusing to notice imagine the contradiction.less tall viewers who probably felt conflicted by the mixed messages.
29th Nov '17 12:28:28 AM ryanruff13
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[[AC: Fridge Logic]]
* Farquaad's height is the butt of several jokes in a movie about ''not'' judging somebody by their appearances. Granted, one could argue that Farquaad's villainy makes him an AcceptableTarget, but it's still amusing to notice the contradiction.
11th Nov '17 11:21:48 AM ryanruff13
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* The first movie has a joke where the smell of brimstone is blamed upon Shrek, to which Shrek tells him, "If it was ''me'', you'd be dead." This just seems like hyperbole at first, until you remember the beginning of the movie where Shrek ''did'' kill a fish with his flatulence...
23rd Sep '17 7:33:30 PM alexteacherkorea
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* In truth, the whole first movie is a very lighthearted take on some very serious situations. Let's look at our main cast: Fiona, alone in a tower, and in reality would be completely insane from solitary confinement. Shrek, living, you guessed it, ''alone'', because his only view of the world is that it hates him. Donkey, friendless, but a hopeless optimist. Farquaad, ruling, yet again, ''alone'', with a Napolean complex and no one but a magic mirror to keep him company. Hell, the ''whole cast'' is just lonely, before anything else.

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* In truth, the whole first movie is a very lighthearted take on some very serious situations. Let's look at our main cast: Fiona, alone in a tower, and in reality would be completely insane from solitary confinement. Shrek, living, you guessed it, ''alone'', because his only view of the world is that it hates him. Donkey, friendless, but a hopeless optimist. Farquaad, ruling, yet again, ''alone'', with a Napolean Napoleon complex and no one but a magic mirror to keep him company. Hell, the ''whole cast'' is just lonely, before anything else.
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