!!''Film Examples''
* Shrek and Donkey win over Duloc's spectators (and the home audience) with a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown no-holds-barred]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSVJARlAdmc smackdown]]'' on Farquaad's knights.
** All while [[Music/JoanJett Joan Jett's]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Bad Reputation]] plays in the background.
* Fiona interrupts Robin Hood's song with a flying kick to the head, then {{Curb Stomp}}s the Merry Men.
* A quick example: Shrek arrives just in time at Fiona and Farquaad's wedding, but upon the revelation that Fiona is an ogress, Farquaad orders his men to have her imprisoned and Shrek killed. All seems lost... [[BigDamnHeroes then Dragon bursts in through the church's stain-glass window]] and [[DeathGlare takes a brief look around]] [[JustDesserts before promptly swooping down and eating Farquaad]].
** This immediately gets compounded by Donkey announcing "[[IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt I've got a dragon here and I'm not afraid to use it!]]" A content-looking Dragon then burps out Farquaad's crown.
* The simple fact that Donkey goes back to Shrek's swamp and fights with him about how [[WhatTheHellHero he's pushed everyone away.]] He even gets physical with Shrek as they wrestle with the stick. He even goes so far as to get into Shrek's face. Considering Shrek is a creature whom could likely easily maim or even eat a creature like Donkey, it's suffice to say the latter has some balls.
!!''Meta Examples''
* A RealLife example: The amount of success the first film received wasn't just at the box-office, but also involved Creator/EddieMurphy and the screenplay winning [=BAFTAs=] (even Creator/RobinWilliams in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' canít claim that), becoming the first American animated film since ''Disney/PeterPan'' to play in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and winning the inaugural UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Animated Feature with the screenplay gaining a nomination. All of this happened for a FracturedFairyTale about an ogre and a donkey! This not only made Creator/DreamWorks a powerful player in the animation feature industry, but made it possible for non-Disney studios to also compete in the field.