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


  1. FuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real name

    FuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real name7 jam yang lalu

    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.

  2. The Team Show

    The Team Show19 jam yang lalu

    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.

  3. ThoseLiveGuys

    ThoseLiveGuys22 jam yang lalu

    You just spoiled Shrek 5

  4. Christopher Gibbons

    Christopher Gibbons23 jam yang lalu

    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.

  5. Paloma Astudillo Montenegro

    Paloma Astudillo Montenegro23 jam yang lalu


  6. Lily Rogers

    Lily RogersHari Yang lalu

    Also I think when they are trying to get donkey to talk in Shrek 1 is a reference to pleasure island.

  7. Jorge Gutierrez

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  8. James Troll

    James TrollHari Yang lalu

    He protecc He attacc But most importantly He has a dragon to fucc

  9. Mild Menace

    Mild MenaceHari Yang lalu

    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.

  10. Linnea Mast

    Linnea MastHari Yang lalu

    The bremen town musician donkey talked. Only with other animals, but then there basically only was animals to talk to

  11. Phillip Page

    Phillip PageHari Yang lalu

    We made a cult and I am father shrek tier

  12. WinterSplinterM.II

    WinterSplinterM.IIHari Yang lalu

    The lady who sold him could also have been his slaver


    CMTXRATEDHari Yang lalu

    Director watches this film: “very interesting..”

  14. Isaiah Gordon

    Isaiah GordonHari Yang lalu

    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.

  15. Vanessa Pavia

    Vanessa PaviaHari Yang lalu

    why is this one more scarier than the scary movies theories XD seriously its 1:20am nd im spooked

  16. I have an uncle too

    I have an uncle tooHari Yang lalu

    Shut the fuck up Matpat, you’re irrelevant

  17. I have an uncle too

    I have an uncle tooHari Yang lalu

    Matpat I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it, I swear.

  18. Manuel Camelo

    Manuel CameloHari Yang lalu

    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.

  19. Manuel Camelo

    Manuel CameloHari Yang lalu


  20. Invader Sploot

    Invader Sploot2 hari yang lalu

    Do an Invader Zim theory!

  21. Logan Douglas

    Logan Douglas2 hari yang lalu

    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.

  22. NintendoKid139

    NintendoKid1392 hari yang lalu

    What happened to Donkey's clothes? Hmm?

  23. Roylana Brewton

    Roylana Brewton2 hari yang lalu

    Well that got dark 😭😭

  24. Gr8est Funnygum

    Gr8est Funnygum2 hari yang lalu

    “Where does Donkey come from?” I don’t know, maybe the original Shrek book?

  25. Dee Gloss

    Dee Gloss2 hari yang lalu

    My guess is that hes one of the children from Pinocchio

  26. Amelia Gaska

    Amelia Gaska2 hari yang lalu

    Matpat: There is NO other fairytail or nursery ryme with a talking donkey. Me: But.......what about Winnie the Po- **gets shot**

  27. NeumanProductions

    NeumanProductions2 hari yang lalu

    You should also factor in why a Stallion is is Donkey's happily ever after form.

  28. Aria Angelical

    Aria Angelical2 hari yang lalu

    what about Bremen's Donkey

  29. Stacey Sales

    Stacey Sales2 hari yang lalu

    That was dark.

  30. Swag God

    Swag God2 hari yang lalu

    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.

  31. Blade Shotz

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  32. Luče p

    Luče p2 hari yang lalu

    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.

  33. Faustas Pocius

    Faustas Pocius2 hari yang lalu

    Shrek 5 plot

  34. Jason Knowles

    Jason Knowles2 hari yang lalu

    Not trying to brag. But I figured this out when I first watched Shrek.

  35. Richard Galpo

    Richard Galpo2 hari yang lalu

    I miss shrek!! I wish we gonna have shrek 5 or shrek cinematic universe something like that

  36. Destructo 191

    Destructo 1912 hari yang lalu

    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

  37. Technically a Grammar Nazi

    Technically a Grammar Nazi3 hari yang lalu

    That first donkey breed image isn't a donkey, it's a mop.

  38. Alex Young

    Alex Young3 hari yang lalu

    Donkey is from the original shrek story written in 1907 and not one of the fairytale characters

  39. Toesheo

    Toesheo3 hari yang lalu

    I like the idea of him being king mides. He was turned into a donkey

  40. Spam Email

    Spam Email3 hari yang lalu

    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?

  41. GopnikRaptor

    GopnikRaptor3 hari yang lalu

    Imagine a donkey coming out of your vagina...

  42. Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920)

    Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920)3 hari yang lalu

    What about when in Shrek 2 donkey turned into a HORSE instead of a BOY?!

  43. Elani

    Elani3 hari yang lalu

    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

  44. Brown Buns

    Brown Buns3 hari yang lalu

    Back at making quality

  45. Coffee Beans

    Coffee Beans3 hari yang lalu

    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...”

  46. xander du plessis

    xander du plessis3 hari yang lalu

    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

  47. Miriah Ballmer

    Miriah Ballmer3 hari yang lalu

    Where did a talking cat who wears boots come from ?

  48. Julia Dayus

    Julia Dayus3 hari yang lalu


  49. Atzhary Sanchez

    Atzhary Sanchez3 hari yang lalu


  50. Beefcakes Mchunkerson

    Beefcakes Mchunkerson3 hari yang lalu

    Can’t believe I’m doing this. Donkey deserves some leeway, because he’s a survivor and it’s likely that nobody would ever believe him. Would you believe a talking donkey that he was turned into a donkey by an island?

  51. Sarah Midnight

    Sarah Midnight3 hari yang lalu

    Are we just going to ignore the fact that donkey likes to hang around Pinocchio a lot, almost as if their stories coincide with being attracted to one another in a family like way.

  52. Gustavo Garcia

    Gustavo Garcia3 hari yang lalu

    Or he's just a donkey for a good movie lmao

  53. The Tempted Man

    The Tempted Man3 hari yang lalu

    Shrek transformed into a human while Donkey transformed into a horse. So this theory is bullshit

  54. Sergeant Kreel Productions

    Sergeant Kreel Productions4 hari yang lalu

    Or Donkey could be the one that talks in the Bible

  55. Jace Little

    Jace Little4 hari yang lalu

    If they made a live action shrek, I should be in there, no not me. I mean the smug hat girl You know why

  56. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat4 hari yang lalu

    Me late at night: Oh look a shrek video this seems fun Me after:

  57. Maximiliano Soto

    Maximiliano Soto4 hari yang lalu

    you forget the Roman de Fauvel!!! Super famous donkey

  58. Jo Ramsay

    Jo Ramsay4 hari yang lalu

    Maybe Donkey is from an alternative universe where he actually ends the events happening in Pleasure Island, thus preventing the events which caused Pinocchio to turn into a real human boy and that's also why he's still just a talking puppet.

  59. Bailey Mathews

    Bailey Mathews4 hari yang lalu

    There’s also a story about talking donkeys in the Bible

  60. Freedom Anderson

    Freedom Anderson4 hari yang lalu

    There are quite a few illogical things mentioned in the bible.

  61. Thomas fan 2019

    Thomas fan 20194 hari yang lalu

    That's good

  62. Eisinas

    Eisinas4 hari yang lalu

    now I want to see donkey origin story