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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  • Oh my god guys my brain is big what if you know the boys in pinnocio who were turned into donkeys what if one of them escaped DONKEY OMG I deserve the Nobel piece........ Edit:I just finished the video 🤦🏽‍♀️ nvm

    Shannon TracyShannon Tracy2 saatler önce
  • It’s so cool that you shouted out Schafrillas!

    ZeeZee3 saatler önce
  • I agree makes sense

  • dude lol very funny video, liked and favourited. Never show this to me again

    ThatTomshowThatTomshow5 saatler önce
  • Yay! You know Schaffrillas Productions!

    WeidoWeido20 saatler önce
  • when i saw the title i thought about ponokio how children turned into donekeys or something

    jamie smithjamie smith20 saatler önce
  • Shakespeare. Mid-Summer Nights dream has a talking donkey who was originally a human.

    ZimmionsZimmionsGün önce
  • Y’all I’m not great at the game murder but I think the prince did it

    Wild Angel0317Wild Angel0317Gün önce
  • Pretty harsh victim shaming, blaming Donkey for pleasure island because he doesn't want to relive that trauma by telling anyone.

    Hdub2020Hdub2020Gün önce
  • This theory doesn't work since the Pinocchio movie you analized is the Disney adaptation and Shrek is a Dreamworks movie

    Liz HawkLiz HawkGün önce
  • Times were different back then 😂

    Franco PetreFranco PetreGün önce
  • maybe shreks is donkeys faiy tail

    André RamosAndré RamosGün önce
  • Finally, I've been waiting years for this..

    Giannis MorGiannis MorGün önce
    • 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...

      Giannis MorGiannis MorGün önce
  • Except wouldn't Donkey have a human name?

    toroctorocGün önce

    Emily OlsenEmily OlsenGün önce
  • His teeth kind of look like the bully's who was with Pinocchio too.

    Professor ParadoxProfessor ParadoxGün önce
  • RIP little boys

    34autigers34autigersGün önce
  • Sad donkey

    34autigers34autigersGün önce
  • You didn't came up with this theory, I heard this theory long before this video came out

    Jose CandelarioJose CandelarioGün önce
  • *Plot of shrek 5*

    Sam uySam uy2 gün önce
  • Pinocchio was literally so traumatizing when i was younger

    Irene Von BorstelIrene Von Borstel2 gün önce
  • 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.

    FuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real nameFuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real name2 gün önce
  • 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.

    The Team ShowThe Team Show2 gün önce
  • You just spoiled Shrek 5

    ThoseLiveGuysThoseLiveGuys2 gün önce
  • 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.

    Christopher GibbonsChristopher Gibbons2 gün önce

    Paloma Astudillo MontenegroPaloma Astudillo Montenegro2 gün önce
  • Also I think when they are trying to get donkey to talk in Shrek 1 is a reference to pleasure island.

    Lily RogersLily Rogers3 gün önce

    Jorge GutierrezJorge Gutierrez3 gün önce
  • He protecc He attacc But most importantly He has a dragon to fucc

    James TrollJames Troll3 gün önce
  • 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.

    Mild MenaceMild Menace3 gün önce
  • The bremen town musician donkey talked. Only with other animals, but then there basically only was animals to talk to

    Linnea MastLinnea Mast3 gün önce
  • We made a cult and I am father shrek tier

    Phillip PagePhillip Page3 gün önce
  • The lady who sold him could also have been his slaver

    WinterSplinterM.IIWinterSplinterM.II3 gün önce
  • Director watches this film: “very interesting..”

  • 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.

    Isaiah GordonIsaiah Gordon3 gün önce
  • why is this one more scarier than the scary movies theories XD seriously its 1:20am nd im spooked

    Vanessa PaviaVanessa Pavia3 gün önce
  • Shut the fuck up Matpat, you’re irrelevant

    I have an uncle tooI have an uncle too3 gün önce
    • Matpat I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it, I swear.

      I have an uncle tooI have an uncle too3 gün önce
  • 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 CameloManuel Camelo3 gün önce
  • Shreksophone

    Manuel CameloManuel Camelo3 gün önce
  • Do an Invader Zim theory!

    Invader SplootInvader Sploot3 gün önce
  • 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.

    Logan DouglasLogan Douglas3 gün önce
  • What happened to Donkey's clothes? Hmm?

    NintendoKid139NintendoKid1394 gün önce
  • Well that got dark 😭😭

    Roylana BrewtonRoylana Brewton4 gün önce
  • “Where does Donkey come from?” I don’t know, maybe the original Shrek book?

    Gr8est FunnygumGr8est Funnygum4 gün önce
  • My guess is that hes one of the children from Pinocchio

    Dee GlossDee Gloss4 gün önce
  • Matpat: There is NO other fairytail or nursery ryme with a talking donkey. Me: But.......what about Winnie the Po- **gets shot**

    Amelia GaskaAmelia Gaska4 gün önce
    • Plushie donkey, not much to do there

      46 62 65 68 75 42 78 75 6846 62 65 68 75 42 78 75 68Gün önce
  • You should also factor in why a Stallion is is Donkey's happily ever after form.

    NeumanProductionsNeumanProductions4 gün önce
  • what about Bremen's Donkey

    Aria AngelicalAria Angelical4 gün önce
  • That was dark.

    Stacey SalesStacey Sales4 gün önce
  • 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.

    Swag GodSwag God4 gün önce
  • 7:07

    Blade ShotzBlade Shotz4 gün önce
  • 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.

    Luče pLuče p4 gün önce
  • Shrek 5 plot

    Faustas PociusFaustas Pocius4 gün önce
  • Not trying to brag. But I figured this out when I first watched Shrek.

    Jason KnowlesJason Knowles4 gün önce
  • I miss shrek!! I wish we gonna have shrek 5 or shrek cinematic universe something like that

    Richard GalpoRichard Galpo4 gün önce
  • 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

    Destructo 191Destructo 1914 gün önce
  • That first donkey breed image isn't a donkey, it's a mop.

    Technically a Grammar NaziTechnically a Grammar Nazi4 gün önce
  • Donkey is from the original shrek story written in 1907 and not one of the fairytale characters

    Alex YoungAlex Young4 gün önce
  • I like the idea of him being king mides. He was turned into a donkey

    ToesheoToesheo5 gün önce
  • 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?

    Spam EmailSpam Email5 gün önce
  • Imagine a donkey coming out of your vagina...

    GopnikRaptorGopnikRaptor5 gün önce
  • What about when in Shrek 2 donkey turned into a HORSE instead of a BOY?!

    Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920)Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920)5 gün önce
  • 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

    ElaniElani5 gün önce
  • Back at making quality

    Brown BunsBrown Buns5 gün önce
  • 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...”

    Coffee BeansCoffee Beans5 gün önce
  • 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

    xander du plessisxander du plessis5 gün önce
  • Where did a talking cat who wears boots come from ?

    Miriah BallmerMiriah Ballmer5 gün önce

    Julia DayusJulia Dayus5 gün önce

    Atzhary SanchezAtzhary Sanchez5 gün önce
  • 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?

    Beefcakes MchunkersonBeefcakes Mchunkerson5 gün önce
Film Theory: Shrek's Donkey was SECRETLY a Human! (Shrek Movie)