Film Theory: Shrek's Donkey was SECRETLY a Human! (Shrek Movie)

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Have you thought about Shrek lately? Well, I have. Specifically, I've been thinking about the mystery that is Donkey. What do we know about him and where he came from? He is an animal of mystery... until you start to look a little closer. You see, I think Donkey has been hiding a big secret about where he came from and for good reason. Donkey may not be the good guy he pretends to be. Saddle up Theorists, this may be a bumpy ride.
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Ταινίες και κινούμενα σχέδια

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Zimmions Πριν 12 ώρες
Shakespeare. Mid-Summer Nights dream has a talking donkey who was originally a human.
Wild Angel0317
Wild Angel0317 Πριν 13 ώρες
Y’all I’m not great at the game murder but I think the prince did it
Hdub2020 Πριν 13 ώρες
Pretty harsh victim shaming, blaming Donkey for pleasure island because he doesn't want to relive that trauma by telling anyone.
Liz Hawk
Liz Hawk Πριν 14 ώρες
This theory doesn't work since the Pinocchio movie you analized is the Disney adaptation and Shrek is a Dreamworks movie
Franco Petre
Franco Petre Πριν 15 ώρες
Times were different back then 😂
André Ramos
André Ramos Πριν 17 ώρες
maybe shreks is donkeys faiy tail
Giannis Mor
Giannis Mor Πριν ημέρα
Finally, I've been waiting years for this..
Giannis Mor
Giannis Mor Πριν ημέρα
Maybe donkey knows that if he talks too soon, the owners of pleasure island will just torch the island to ashes and move on to one off their other islands to continue their business with no evidence of them being involved in the fire. And now the donkey is made to look like the villain bc he proposed something that crazy in a world so full of magic...
toroc Πριν ημέρα
Except wouldn't Donkey have a human name?
Emily Olsen
Emily Olsen Πριν ημέρα
Professor Paradox
Professor Paradox Πριν ημέρα
His teeth kind of look like the bully's who was with Pinocchio too.
34autigers Πριν ημέρα
RIP little boys
34autigers Πριν ημέρα
Sad donkey
Jose Candelario
Jose Candelario Πριν ημέρα
You didn't came up with this theory, I heard this theory long before this video came out
Sam uy
Sam uy Πριν ημέρα
*Plot of shrek 5*
Irene Von Borstel
Irene Von Borstel Πριν ημέρα
Pinocchio was literally so traumatizing when i was younger
FuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real name
Huh. I remember thinking Donkey was the character from the old testament bible story where a donkey talks. I mean, religion is just fairytales that people take too seriously, after all. I'm sure this comment won't be controversial. I'll just go ahead and thank you all ahead of time for the kind words.
The Team Show
The Team Show Πριν 2 ημέρες
Well someone didn't like the theory. Had a 4.7 earthquake at the last three minutes, I know this because I paused to get some cake and the earthquake happened on my way back to finish watching the video.
ThoseLiveGuys Πριν 2 ημέρες
You just spoiled Shrek 5
Christopher Gibbons
Christopher Gibbons Πριν 2 ημέρες
Or he could be the donkey from asop's fables, or Larned's fairy tales, or greek mythology, or German, or French, Russian... Pick literally any collection of fairy tales, seriously any of them.
Paloma Astudillo Montenegro
Paloma Astudillo Montenegro Πριν 2 ημέρες
Lily Rogers
Lily Rogers Πριν 2 ημέρες
Also I think when they are trying to get donkey to talk in Shrek 1 is a reference to pleasure island.
Jorge Gutierrez
Jorge Gutierrez Πριν 2 ημέρες
James Troll
James Troll Πριν 2 ημέρες
He protecc He attacc But most importantly He has a dragon to fucc
Mild Menace
Mild Menace Πριν 2 ημέρες
I always figured Donkey was based on Balaam's donkey in Numbers 22 in the Bible and the writers/directers/etc. wrote it in as a slight that the Bible is a "fairy tale". My problems with this are the donkey in Numbers is a female, there aren't any other Biblical characters (such as giants or etc) I can recall that are included in the Shrek franchise, and y'all have substantially more evidence to support your theory while I have conducted no research and merely made an assumption. However, my answers to this are: the cast was most likely already selected and the movie was written as a buddy comedy (thus Eddie Murphy as a casting made more sense than a female companion), the executives probably didn't want to obviously or directly offend anyone coming to see their movie, and I'll just have to do some research to clearly falsify my assumption. But hey, that's just a theory, a film theory.
Linnea Mast
Linnea Mast Πριν 2 ημέρες
The bremen town musician donkey talked. Only with other animals, but then there basically only was animals to talk to
Phillip Page
Phillip Page Πριν 2 ημέρες
We made a cult and I am father shrek tier
WinterSplinterM.II Πριν 2 ημέρες
The lady who sold him could also have been his slaver
CMTXRATED Πριν 3 ημέρες
Director watches this film: “very interesting..”
Isaiah Gordon
Isaiah Gordon Πριν 3 ημέρες
But the island people are evil so maybe the kids aren't all bad which could mean donkey is an orphan who sticks to his survival instincts like not talking to the knight, not speaking of the island, and doing whatever it takes not to be captured again. And the fact that he puts himself in harms way for shrek after all his trauma shows he has grown as a person.
Vanessa Pavia
Vanessa Pavia Πριν 3 ημέρες
why is this one more scarier than the scary movies theories XD seriously its 1:20am nd im spooked
I have an uncle too
I have an uncle too Πριν 3 ημέρες
Shut the fuck up Matpat, you’re irrelevant
I have an uncle too
I have an uncle too Πριν 3 ημέρες
Matpat I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it, I swear.
Manuel Camelo
Manuel Camelo Πριν 3 ημέρες
MATT you douche ! You just forgot to mention that at the very beginning of SHREK 1, Donkey does everything in his power to NOT TALK at all with the Guards. The old lady is trying to sell him probably because Donkey told her WTF was going on in Pleasure Island. This Might be the main reason of why Donkey later doesn't speak about the thing with no one. Even the Trustful Shrek.
Manuel Camelo
Manuel Camelo Πριν 3 ημέρες
Invader Sploot
Invader Sploot Πριν 3 ημέρες
Do an Invader Zim theory!
Logan Douglas
Logan Douglas Πριν 3 ημέρες
If that means blood is on donkeys hands, that means blood is on everyone's hands for being a consumer we have the power to stop the atrocities in 3rd world countries buy not buying the products that they send to us.
NintendoKid139 Πριν 3 ημέρες
What happened to Donkey's clothes? Hmm?
Roylana Brewton
Roylana Brewton Πριν 3 ημέρες
Well that got dark 😭😭
Gr8est Funnygum
Gr8est Funnygum Πριν 3 ημέρες
“Where does Donkey come from?” I don’t know, maybe the original Shrek book?
Dee Gloss
Dee Gloss Πριν 3 ημέρες
My guess is that hes one of the children from Pinocchio
Amelia Gaska
Amelia Gaska Πριν 3 ημέρες
Matpat: There is NO other fairytail or nursery ryme with a talking donkey. Me: But.......what about Winnie the Po- **gets shot**
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46 62 65 68 75 42 78 75 68 Πριν ημέρα
Plushie donkey, not much to do there
NeumanProductions Πριν 3 ημέρες
You should also factor in why a Stallion is is Donkey's happily ever after form.
Aria Angelical
Aria Angelical Πριν 3 ημέρες
what about Bremen's Donkey
Stacey Sales
Stacey Sales Πριν 3 ημέρες
That was dark.
Swag God
Swag God Πριν 3 ημέρες
Doesn't Donkey talk about going to high school? Also college. If he got caught at Pleasure Island, then he would not have been old enough to go to college because the kids are quite young in Pinnochio. This is even pointed out in one of Schafrillas' videos about Shrek that you plugged in the video. It is absurd, but so is this theory.
Blade Shotz
Blade Shotz Πριν 3 ημέρες
Luče p
Luče p Πριν 3 ημέρες
What about Town Musicians of Bremen. There is a talking donkey there too. And much like the donkey in Shrek the donkey in Town Musicians of Bremen is musical.
Faustas Pocius
Faustas Pocius Πριν 4 ημέρες
Shrek 5 plot
Jason Knowles
Jason Knowles Πριν 4 ημέρες
Not trying to brag. But I figured this out when I first watched Shrek.
Richard Galpo
Richard Galpo Πριν 4 ημέρες
I miss shrek!! I wish we gonna have shrek 5 or shrek cinematic universe something like that
Destructo 191
Destructo 191 Πριν 4 ημέρες
Count the years for how long one movie came after the other to see if donkey should be a adult donkey in shrek because he was a donkey when he was a kid just saying to make that theory into a yes series
Technically a Grammar Nazi
Technically a Grammar Nazi Πριν 4 ημέρες
That first donkey breed image isn't a donkey, it's a mop.
Alex Young
Alex Young Πριν 4 ημέρες
Donkey is from the original shrek story written in 1907 and not one of the fairytale characters
Toesheo Πριν 4 ημέρες
I like the idea of him being king mides. He was turned into a donkey
Spam Email
Spam Email Πριν 4 ημέρες
I’m just confused about one thing. When puss and donkey switch bodies, and transport near far far away, donkey says “I haven’t been on a ride like that since college”. So if he was a boy when he first transformed, why would he say that?
GopnikRaptor Πριν 4 ημέρες
Imagine a donkey coming out of your vagina...
Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920)
Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920) Πριν 4 ημέρες
What about when in Shrek 2 donkey turned into a HORSE instead of a BOY?!
Elani Πριν 4 ημέρες
I use to hate Pinocchio bc of the donkey parts can u do a thearory about why Minnie mouse's cat was also Pinnocios parents cat I always wondered that
Brown Buns
Brown Buns Πριν 4 ημέρες
Back at making quality
Coffee Beans
Coffee Beans Πριν 4 ημέρες
However, there’s a part in Shrek where Shrek kicks Donkey outside and Donkey says “Oh this is alright I mean I’m a donkey, I was born outside anyway...”
xander du plessis
xander du plessis Πριν 4 ημέρες
does it concern anyone else that matpat went on the internet, read that reddit post and remembers said post...BECAUSE THIS WOULD MEAN THAT HE IS A MAN WITH A PLAN
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