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Encyclopedia > Donkey (Shrek)
Shrek character
Donkey
Gender Male
Type Miniature Donkey
Spouse Dragon
Other family 6 hybrid "dronkey" children
Voiced by Eddie Murphy, Mark Moseley (Shrek video games)


Donkey is a fictional talking donkey from the Shrek series of films, voiced by Eddie Murphy. It has been suggested that Shrek 4 be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (720 × 959 pixel, file size: 43 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Donkey (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... // This article is about a biological term. ... Dronkeys are the hybrid offspring of Dragon and Donkey from the Shrek film series. ... For the article on the baseball player Eddie Murphy, see Eddie Murphy (baseball player). ... Mark DeWayne Moseley (born 1948 in Lanesville, Texas), is a former professional American football placekicker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1970), the Houston Oilers (1971-1972), the Washington Redskins (1974-1986), and the Cleveland Browns (1986). ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Donkey (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Shrek 4 be merged into this article or section. ... For the article on the baseball player Eddie Murphy, see Eddie Murphy (baseball player). ...

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Personality

Donkey enjoys singing and idle chatter — usually to the annoyance of everyone else. He has an enormous sweet tooth, as well. He loves parfaits, cakes, and waffles and is known to “go weak in the knees for an upside-down coconut soufflé with mango chutney sauce[1]. He sees nothing more or less than a Dutch fudge torte with cinnamon swirls in the enchanted smoke of the wizard Merlin's bonfire. French Parfait: Frozen custard made with cream, and usually with a fruit puree. ... For other uses, see Cake (disambiguation). ... This article is about the food item. ... Binomial name L. For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). ... A soufflé is a light, fluffy, baked dish made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. ... A chutney (British spelling), chatni (Urdu or Hindi transliteration) or catni (archaic transliteration) is a term for a variety of sweet and spicy condiments, originally from South Asia. ... For other uses, see Fudge (disambiguation). ... torte noun {C} a round flat sweet cake, often with cream and fruit on top of or inside it. ... Binomial name J.Presl Cassia (Chinese cinnamon) is also commonly called (and sometimes sold as) cinnamon. ... For the AC/DC box set, see Bonfire (album) For the German band called Bonfire, see Bonfire (band) A bonfire (commonly mispronounced bombfire) is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. ...


Some of Donkey's foibles include acrophobia, colorblindness, hypochondria, cowardice. It also doesnt help being colourblind in an emergency situation. He has a rather short attention span and is extremely impatient. He is rather naïve, and is at times oblivious to the use of tact in some delicate situations. Like real donkeys, he has incredibly powerful legs which are often used in fight scenes. View through the glass floor of the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. ... Color blindness in humans is the inability to perceive differences between some or all colors that other people can distinguish. ... Hypochondria (or hypochondriasis, sometimes referred to as health anxiety/health phobia) refers to an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. ... Cowardice is a vice that is conventionally viewed as the corruption of prudence, to thwart all courage or bravery. ... Look up tact in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Film Roles

Shrek

By his own oral accounts, Donkey had suffered a life of abuse and ridicule before (literally) running into Shrek, a grouchy, eremitic ogre in Shrek. When Shrek defends the donkey from a pursuing group of armed guardsmen, Donkey expresses profound gratitude and takes a liking to Shrek immediately, despite the reclusive ogre's best attempts to fend him off. Shrek is a fictional character from the childrens book Shrek! and the Shrek films. ... For other uses, see Hermit (disambiguation). ... This article is about the mythological creature. ... Shrek is a computer-animated film adaptation of William Steigs 1990 fairy tale picture-book of the same name. ...


Donkey follows along enthusiastically when Shrek is forced to go on a quest to retrieve the Princess Fiona from a volcanic, dragon-guarded keep for a corrupt lord. It is at this keep that Donkey unwittingly meets his future mate, Dragon — a dragoness who is infatuated with him almost immediately upon meeting him. Donkey is initially instrumental in aiding Shrek and Fiona's relationship with one another, helping them overcome any confusion and uncertainties they have so that they finally may be together by the end of the film. Princess Fiona is the Princess in the films Shrek, Shrek 4-D, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and the upcoming Shrek 4. ... For other uses, see Dragon (disambiguation). ... Lord Farquaad is a fictional character and antagonist from the 2001 animated feature film Shrek. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love. ...


Shrek 2

The six young dronkeys greet their father in a post-credits scene from Shrek 2.

Relationship difficulties with Dragon and a sense of adventure lead Donkey to accompany Shrek and Fiona to the Kingdom of Far Far Away in Shrek 2, where he and the talented feline swordsman Puss in Boots vie for the ogre's attention. When Shrek steals the Happily Ever After potion from the Fairy Godmother, Donkey is the first to test it to show his devotion to Shrek (and to get the better of Puss in Boots). Donkey subsequently turned into a shining white stallion — the quintessential “noble steed”. Donkey spends the remainder of the film in this form, helping Shrek overthrow the Fairy Godmother's nefarious plans. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 447 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 536 pixel, file size: 149 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film, and... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 447 pixelsFull resolution (960 × 536 pixel, file size: 149 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced the film, and... Far Far Away is a fictional kingdom in the 2004 animated film Shrek 2 and its 2007 sequel, Shrek the Third. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ... Puss in Boots is a character from the Shrek film series, voiced in English and Spanish by Antonio Banderas. ... The Fairy Godmother starred in DreamWorks Animation Studios Film Shrek 2 as the main antagonist and was voiced by British comedian Jennifer Saunders. ... A stallion A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. ...


In a post-credits scene, Donkey bemoans his loneliness for his mate, when Dragon suddenly arrives in Far Far Away and the two have a joyful reunion. Dragon also springs a surprise on Donkey — she has six young hybriddronkeys” offspring in tow. Donkey had no idea that Dragon was remote and irritable due to brooding their young, and the dronkeys enthusiastically greet their clueless father for the first time. At the end, Donkey says, "I got to get a job.". A post-credits scene (also called a stinger or tag) is a short clip that appears after all or some of the closing credits of a movie have run. ... // This article is about a biological term. ... Dronkeys are the hybrid offspring of Dragon and Donkey from the Shrek film series. ...


Shrek the Third

Donkey is enjoying fatherhood in Shrek the Third, but 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 Pendragon, known simply as Artie at the Worchestershire boarding school where he resides. In their magical transport back to Far Far Away (aided by a slightly off-kilter Merlin), Donkey and Puss accidentally switch bodies, and Puss finds Donkey's quadrapedal 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. This article is about the film. ... Arthur Pendragon is the destined one to take the throne in the film Shrek the Third. ... A boarding school is a usually fee-paying school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... Quadrupedalism (from Latin, meaning four legs) is a form of land animal locomotion using four legs. ... Prince Charming is a character in the Shrek franchise of films, appearing in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. ...


Trivia

  • Donkey guest-starred on an episode of the DreamWorks Animation-produced television series Father of the Pride. Simply entitled “Donkey”, the episode portrays Donkey as a rather conceited Hollywood actor whom all the series' characters admire.
  • The filmmakers had intended to change Dragon into a beautiful pink winged mare to coincide with Donkey's metamorphosis into a handsome white stallion in Shrek 2, as the Fairy Godmother's Happily Ever After potion affects both the drinker and their “true love”. Dragon's equine depiction never made it into the final film, however.

Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... This article contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. ... Father of the Pride was an American animated television series that began broadcasting on NBC on August 31, 2004 and was one of the first CGI series in prime-time network TV (after UPNs Game Over). ... Winged equines are popular legendary creatures, especially in the fantasy genre. ... A stallion A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. ... Shrek 2, which was released in the United States on May 19, 2004, is the 2004 sequel to the 2001 computer-animated DreamWorks Pictures film Shrek. ... The Fairy Godmother starred in DreamWorks Animation Studios Film Shrek 2 as the main antagonist and was voiced by British comedian Jennifer Saunders. ...

References

  1. ^ Official Shrek.com Website

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