List of Shrek characters
This is a list of characters that appear in the Shrek franchise.
- 1 Main characters
- 2 Secondary characters
- 2.1 Dragon
- 2.2 Gingy
- 2.3 King Artie
- 2.4 Pinocchio
- 2.5 Big Bad Wolf
- 2.6 Three Little Pigs
- 2.7 Three Blind Mice
- 2.8 Dronkeys
- 2.9 Farkle, Fergus, & Felicia
- 2.10 Queen Lillian
- 2.11 King Harold
- 2.12 Doris the Ugly Stepsister
- 2.13 Snow White
- 2.14 Cinderella
- 2.15 Sleeping Beauty
- 2.16 Merlin
- 2.17 Brogan
- 2.18 Cookie
- 2.19 Gretched
- 2.20 Humpty Dumpty
- 3 Main villains
- 4 Minor villains
- 5 Minor characters
- 6 Recurring characters
- 7 References
Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers, singing voice provided by Michael Gough) is the lead character in of all of the films. He prides himself on being a big, green, terrifying ogre and he's grumpy. He begins the series as an unsociable hermit until he meets his soon-to-be best friend, Donkey. In a deal with Lord Farquaad, he and Donkey embark on a quest to save Princess Fiona from the castle in which she was confined. Despite their differences, Shrek and Fiona fall in love, marry at the end of the first film, and have three ogre babies in the third film. Chris Farley was originally set to play Shrek, but he died before he could complete film (he finished 80-90% of the film or according to his brother Tom, 95%).
In Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, a woman mistakes The Missing Link as Shrek.
Donkey (voiced by Eddie Murphy in most films, Dean Edwards in Scared Shrekless) is a talking donkey and Shrek's annoying dimwitted best friend, and his sidekick. He fathers a litter of "dronkeys" (Debbie, Coco, Bananas, Peanut, Parfait and Èclair) with his mate Dragon (hence the name "dronkeys").
Princess Fiona (voiced by Cameron Diaz, singing voice provided by Renee Sands) is the princess of Far Far Away, the daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian, and Shrek's wife from the end of the first film on. She begins the series as a beautiful princess who transforms into an ogress every night when the sun sets. At the end of the first film, the transforming spell is broken and she permanently takes the form of an ogress when she realizes that Shrek is her true love.
In the first film, Fiona can be seen as a human in the magic mirror.
Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots (voiced by Antonio Banderas and Carlos Alazraqui in the Netflix animated series) is Shrek's friend and sidekick. Loosely based on the fairytale character Puss in Boots as well as being a kind of parody of Zorro, he is a smooth-talking cat with a Spanish accent, usually wearing a cavalier's hat, a belt with a sword, a small black cape, and small Corinthian boots. Puss first appears as a minor character in Shrek 2, much like Dragon in the first film. He often overpowers his enemies by distracting them with his "cute kitten" looks. He also exhibits common cat behavior such as coughing up hairballs and chasing spotlights, usually resulting in his defeat or capture. He does not appear in from the first film to 4D ride, though he does in the musical.
The character was also featured in the 2011 film Puss in Boots as the lead character.
Dragon is depicted as a ruby-colored dragon who debuts as a ferocious guard challenging Shrek and Donkey in their quest to locate Princess Fiona. As Donkey attempts to distract her, he makes the realization that Dragon is female and successfully manages to charm his way past her. Albeit she plays a minor role in this film, she reappears towards its conclusion at the marriage ceremony of Fiona and Shrek, in which Donkey takes her as his own bride. They are shown as a married couple by the events of the sequel, albeit her character sees yet another insignificant role as Donkey chooses to leave home on the grounds that she was behaving uncharacteristically ill-tempered, but is reunited with her husband towards the ending of the movie. Then the revelation is made that her grouchy behavior was a result of pregnancy, and presents Donkey with their newborn hybrid children, the Dronkeys.
Albeit Dragon's importance in the films has been known to shift and revert every now and again, she is usually depicted as Donkey's romantic interest, and seems to be acquainted with Fiona and the princesses featured in the films. The characters may often either benefit or disadvantage from Dragon's capabilities as a dragon, such as her power to breathe fire or her unusually large size. She often might appear as a running gag because of the convenient possibilities presented by her abilities, albeit she can serve as an effective means of protection because of these as well (such as her consumption of Farquaad towards the end of the first film). A silent character, Dragon has no spoken lines throughout the course of the franchise, albeit is capable of comprehending other characters' speech very easily and characters such as her husband are capable of understanding her flawlessly.
Dragon appears in all 4 Shrek movies and Shrek 4-D. She is notably absent from Scared Shrekless and Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular, and neither was she mentioned.
The Gingerbread Man (voiced by Conrad Vernon) is a live talking gingerbread man and one of Shrek's friends. He is also known as "Gingy" and was created by The Muffin Man. He is small and a fast runner, making him difficult to catch. He is made out of a normal carved-out gingerbread with icing and gumdrop buttons. He adores those buttons and begs Lord Farquaad not to pull them off. In Shrek the Halls he is afraid of Santa, as Santa has eaten his girlfriend.
He is impatient. In Shrek 2, for example, when Pinocchio cannot move himself while freeing Shrek and the trio from prison, Gingy sighs, and goes to help. He is also somewhat wild, and a prankster. When Shrek and Fiona leave for Far Far Away, he and others have a loud party in his house. He is cunning and can distract others, such as when Lord Farquaad demands to know where the other fairy tale creatures are and he replies by reciting the Muffin Man nursery rhyme, which Farquaad believes for a moment.
In Shrek the Third, when Prince Charming takes over Far Far Away, he has Hook attempt to interrogate him about Shrek's whereabouts. Instantly, Gingy's life flashes before his eyes, while in reality, he is mindlessly babbling away.
In Shrek Forever After, he is shown to have a dark, violent side. In an alternate universe with Rumpelstiltskin as king, he fights and kills gingerbread animals as a gladiator for a living. He also tries to attack and bring in Shrek for Rumpel, despite being so much smaller. He is eaten by an overweight Puss in Boots in the alternate universe, but is seen alive again at the ogre triplets birthday party when the original timeline is restored.
Arthur Pendragon (voiced by Justin Timberlake) is a supporting character who appears only in Shrek the Third and is loosely based on King Arthur. He is the only heir apparent (other than Shrek himself) to the throne of Far Far Away. Artie is the cousin of Fiona.
He originally went to a high school where he was considered a "loser" and was nicknamed "Artie." He is at first unsure when confronted with the trials of being king, but gets used to the idea and manages to convince people to his way of thinking when he defends Shrek from the fairy tale villains.
Artie does not appear in Shrek Forever After and neither was he mentioned. He was supposed to appear, but his voice actor, Justin Timberlake, was unavailable to voice Artie because he was on tour, so he was deleted from the film. However, he did appear in deleted scenes, but they were not on the DVD release.
In the first film, Pinocchio's creator Geppetto sells him for five shillings. Later, Lord Farquaad banishes Pinocchio and others to Shrek's swamp. In Shrek 2, Pinocchio has become one of Shrek's best friends. He helps Shrek and Princess Fiona by guarding their swamp while they visit Far Far Away. He and the others later travel to Far Far Away to free Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Donkey, who have been captured. They manage to get into the castle and stop the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. He sings "Mr. Roboto" in Far Far Away Idol.
In Shrek the Third, Pinocchio attends Fiona's baby shower along with several other fairytale creatures, while Shrek, Donkey, and Puss in Boots are away. Charming and his followers crash the party and try to trick Pinocchio into telling them of Shrek's location, seeing that the puppet cannot lie; however, Pinocchio avoids this by talking in circles. When Shrek and his company return, they find Pinocchio imprisoned in a miniature theater, where he is forced to give marionette performances for paying customers. He is freed and helps to defeat Charming and the other evil fairytale creatures.
In Shrek Forever After, Pinocchio runs a library, in which Rumpelstiltskin is tearing some books. Later, in the alternate universe, he nearly signs a contract with Rumpelstiltskin to become a real boy, but ink is accidentally spilled over the document. He later tries to gain Rumpelstiltskin's "deal of a lifetime" by painting Geppetto green and passing him off as Shrek.
Pinocchio is a main character in Shrek SuperSlam, his Slam move being the Buzz Bomber. According to the story, Pinocchio works at Friar's Fat Boy. Pinocchio also appears as an unlockable racer in the game Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing. His kart is a wooden horse, and his personal item is his long nose.
In the Shrek musical, Pinocchio was originally performed by John Tartaglia. Also during the musical, Pinocchio, with the help of the Fairytale Creatures, learns the meaning of being true to yourself; and the meaning of what makes a family.
In Scared Shrekless, he talks faster than any other film. He appears in the last story called "The Shreksorcirist." In one part, he is acting to sleep and then Shrek cuts his strings using adult scissors causing him to fall on the bed and Pinocchio explains that he has voices in his head and Shrek asks what do the voices tell him to do and Pinocchio projectile vomits at Shrek. In the end, the voice in Pinocchio's head was a cricket who explains that he put all the thoughts in his head because he is his conscience until he gets stepped on.
Big Bad Wolf
The Big Bad Wolf (voiced by Aron Warner) is based loosely on the eponymous fairytale character, but differs from it by being a kind character. He rarely speaks, and when he does, his voice is somewhat dull and monotonous. He wears a pink dress, recalling the grandmother of Little Red Riding Hood. In the films, he is friends with the Three Little Pigs, despite an incident in Far Far Away Idol. In the first film, he is among the fairy-tale creatures who are banished to Shrek's swamp.
In Shrek 2, he has become friends with Shrek and the others. In the film's intro, Prince Charming goes to Fiona's castle to rescues her but finds Big Bad in her bed. He informs Charming that Fiona is on honeymoon with Shrek (Charming and Fairy Godmother mention this incident calling Big Bad a 'gender-confused wolf'). He helps Shrek and Princess Fiona by guarding their swamp while they visit Far Far Away. He and the others later travel to Far Far Away to free Shrek, Puss in Boots and Donkey, who have been captured. After that, they get into the castle and stop the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming.
In Shrek the Third, he and several other fairytale characters attend Fiona's baby shower while Shrek, Donkey, and Puss in Boots are away. When Charming and his evil followers crash the party, the Big Bad Wolf and the others stage a calm tea party. He also helps defeat Charming and the other evil fairytale creatures from killing Shrek before the entire kingdom.
He plays a small role in Shrek Forever After in the ogre triplets' birthday party and as Rumpelstiltskin's servant in the alternate universe.
In The Pig who Cried Werewolf it is shown that when the full moon is shown, he transforms into a fat cooking woman who wants to cook the three little pigs.
Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs (voiced by Cody Cameron) are friends of Shrek and the others. In the original book and in the film, they are among the many fairytale creatures to be banished into Shrek's swamp by Lord Farquaad. One of the pigs stated that Lord Farquaad "huffed and puffed and signed an eviction notice." They all have German accents. They appear in all the Shrek films.
By Shrek 2, the pigs have become best friends with Shrek. At the start of the film, they help look after Shrek's and Fiona's house while they visit Far Far Away. Later, they see Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots arrested by local police officers in Far Far Away, and free them, heading to the castle to stop Prince Charming. They thwart the Fairy Godmother's scheme and then celebrate. They sing a song with Big Bad Wolf in Far Far Away Idol.
The pigs are less prominent in the third film. They appear at the start of the film, where Prince Charming has a new job as an actor in a dinner theatre. Along with the rest of the crowd, they jeer him, causing Charming to leave the stage. They later appear in the castle pretending to have tea with the others while Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots are finding Artie, the apparent heir to the throne, and Fiona, Queen Meriam and the princesses escape via a secret passage. Prince Charming storms in and demands Shrek's location. Under pressure when Pinocchio starts talking around in circles, one of the pigs reveals Shrek's plan and ends up locked up somewhere secret. The pigs are later freed and head to the castle to stop Prince Charming from killing Shrek in his show.
The Three Little Pigs play a small part in Shrek Forever After, when they appear at the ogre triplet's birthday party. Later, in the alternate universe, they appear as attendants to Fifi in Rumpelstiltskin's castle.
In Scared Shrekless, they appear after Gingy's story, running quickly and yelling "weeweeweewee...", upon which the Wolf comments "They're gonna do that all the way home."
In Shrek the Halls it was reveled that the pigs names are Julius, Kaní, and Zak. In Shrek 4-D the pigs are called Ham, Sausage, and Bacon, but in other versions their names are Hay, Sticks, and Bricks. In the end credits for The Pig Who Cried Werewolf, their names are Heimlich, Dieter, and Horst. In this film, they are voiced by Sean Bishop, not Cody Cameron, who voices "Horst". Aron Warner still voices Wolf.
In Shrek The Musical, they have had enough of Lord Farquaad and his discrimination towards fairy tale creatures and join the rest of the fairy tale rebels in this story mainly appearing in "Freak Flag," "I'm a Believer," "This is Our Story," and any other numbers with the fairy tale creatures.
Three Blind Mice
The Three Blind Mice (voiced by Christopher Knights and Simon J. Smith in most films, Mike Myers in Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party) are a trio of identical blind mice brothers that are friends with Shrek and the others. They are all blind, and that is why they sport black sunglasses and carry canes. Unlike in the fairy tale, their tails are not cut off and they show no signs of injuries. Their names are Forder, Gorder and Horder.
At the beginning of the first film, Lord Farquaad banishes them to Shrek's swamp with the others. They are not seen again until the final musical number, "I'm a believer", during which the fairies of Sleeping Beauty turn two of them into horses to pull a wagon made from an onion.
Before the start of Shrek 2, the Three Blind Mice have become three of Shrek's best friends. They help Shrek and Princess Fiona by guarding their swamp while they visit Far Far Away. They are later seen during the Royal Far Far Away Ball and again when Shrek (in his human form) is thrown into a police truck. On hearing this, the Blind Mice and the others travel to Far Far Away to free Shrek, Puss In Boots and Donkey. They then get into the castle and help to stop the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. They later appear in Far Far Away Idol, singing "I Can See Clearly Now."
In Shrek the Third, the Three Blind Mice only appear in two scenes: during the funeral of King Harold and when Shrek is about to leave to find the new king of Far Far Away.
In Shrek Forever After, the mice are only seen in the normal universe.
Dronkeys are the hybrid offspring of Dragon and Donkey. They are introduced in Shrek 2 as little more than a stinger gag. Audience members missed having Dragon in the film, as was revealed to the filmmakers during test screenings. Dragon reunites with Donkey in Far Far Away, only to have a surprise for him in tow - six young hybrid donkey-dragon children, who take to their father immediately. Donkey is delighted, and dubs the dronkeys "our little mutant babies". Their names are revealed to be Eclair, Bananas, Peanut, Parfait, Coco and Debbie.
The dronkeys have very little screen time in Shrek the Third. They appear initially to give Shrek a wake up call, then to bid farewell to Donkey before his journey with Shrek. Near the film's climax, Donkey frees them from Prince Charming's capture. In addition, a few dronkeys make an appearance at the film's close, when Shrek and Fiona are caring for their newborn triplets. In the alternate universe, when Donkey is told he has children, he asks: "Tell me, are my babies cute, or do they just make people feel uncomfortable?"
The dronkeys provide background action in the Christmas television special. They are featured playing with the ogre children of Shrek and Fiona and flying around while their mother dances. They have antlers and fly around in Donkey's Christmas story. All the dronkeys love their parents, especially their father, and seem to have become good friends with the ogre triplets.
The only individual to be given any resemblance of a personality is Bananas, who has bright green irises that are noticeably wall-eyed, and frequently sneezes small tongues of flame. Donkey refers to Bananas as "my special boy".
Some confusion exists as to the dronkey missing from Shrek 2. When the dronkeys were first introduced in the film's post-credits scene, there were six, including a unique individual which was red like her mother. He does not appear in Shrek the Third; this is a continuity error on the part of the filmmakers. Yet in Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular, set after Shrek Forever After, there are only four.
In Shrek Forever After, the dronkeys are seen playing with Shrek's triplets, appeared at their birthday and also a cause of nuisance for Shrek. They are not seen in the alternate universe as they do not exist on that timeline.
The Dronkeys were absent from Scared Shrekless and neither were they mentioned.
Farkle, Fergus, & Felicia
Farkle, Fergus and Felicia (also known as the Ogre Babies or Ogre Triplets) are the ogre children of Shrek and Princess Fiona. Farkle (indicated by the tuft of hair) and Fergus are male, and Felicia is female (indicated by a pink bow in her hair).
Just as many minor characters are members of the staff crew, children are voiced by offspring of staff crew, gender of voice not always same as actor: Jordan Alexander Hauser, Dante James Hauser, Jasper Johannes Andrews, Zachary James Bernard, Miles Christopher Bakshi, Nina Zoe Bakshi and Ollie Mitchell (father director Mike Mitchell).
In Shrek the Third, Fiona reveals she is pregnant by telling Shrek that, when they return to their swamp, there will be some little "ogre feet" too. Before their birth, while on his journey with Donkey and Puss in Boots to find Artie, Shrek dreams of hundreds of ogre babies. In the dream, they flood Shrek's house and laugh at Shrek while he is naked apart from his graduation hat. He wakes up in another dream, where Donkey and Puss's faces have turned to that of the ogre babies'. By the end of the film, they have been born and are shown playing around the swamp. Two of them pull Puss's tail and put a pacifier into his mouth. Another pulls some ear wax from Shrek's ear and uses it to draw pictures with its left hand. Later that night, they are shown sleeping and snoring, all in one small baby cot. Shrek and Fiona constantly give them slug juice for drinks. The ogre triplets are shown prominently in the credits, along with Puss in Boots and Donkey. Two of the siblings are shown to like Puss, hugging him tightly and call him "Kitty". Puss is displeased when they use him for tug-o-war.
They are seen more in Shrek the Halls, enjoying the seasons with their father and ecstatically enjoying their first Christmas with their parents. When Donkey brings the others to enjoy the holidays with them, the triplets hug Puss too tightly, pat his back, and tug on his tail. They enjoy various Christmas stories and get to see Santa Claus at the end.
The triplets do not appear in the alternate universe in Shrek Forever After as Shrek and Fiona never meet in that universe.
Queen Lillian makes her debut in Shrek 2. Although initially surprised at Fiona's transformation into an ogre, she is understanding of what has happened and, seeing that her daughter is deeply in love, accepts Shrek into their family. When King Harold is turned back into the Frog King at the end of the film, she still accepts him as she did years ago. She and Harold are a reference to The Frog Prince.
In Shrek the Third, she is widowed and becomes a more determined character, leading the pack of princesses through a series of tunnels in the castle and breaking two walls with her head, whilst humming "My Favorite Things" and "A Spoonful of Sugar" (songs originally sung by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, respectively). She rallies the other princesses from being damsels in distress to independent fighters. It is revealed in the film that Fiona inherited her fighting skills from her mother (Lillian asks "Well, you didn't think you got your fighting skills from your father, did you?"). After the film's finale, Lillian is seen in Shrek's swamp home, happily visiting her grandchildren and playing with Farkle, who vomits on her dress. At first she looks distressed and a little disgusted, but this changes as she comes to find it adorable.She changes her name to Lillian and moves in with them.
Lillian is seen briefly in Shrek Forever After in a number of flashbacks, showing her and Harold's decision to visit Rumpelstiltskin to free their daughter from the curse before Shrek saved her. In the alternate universe she and Harold disappear after signing over the kingdom to Rumpelstiltskin. Her last appearance is at the end of the film, celebrating the triplets' birthday.
King Harold makes his debut in Shrek 2. When his daughter Fiona arrives at the castle with her new husband, he is surprised that they are both ogres. He had secretly made a promise to the Fairy Godmother that her son Prince Charming would marry Fiona. Harold hires Puss in Boots to assassinate Shrek, but then succumbs to guilt when Fiona finds out that Shrek is not around. When the Fairy Godmother asks Harold to give Fiona the potion that will cause her to fall in love with Prince Charming, he refuses at first, recoiling from this invasion of her free will, but he is forced to acquiesce by some dark threat of disclosure. In the event, when Fiona states that she loves the old Shrek, rather the new one that Prince Charming is pretending to be, Harold swaps the cup containing the potion for his own. At the ball toward the end of the film, Harold protects Fiona and Shrek from a blast of magic from Fairy Godmother's wand, and it transforms him back into a frog, which is hinted to be his original form, meaning he was the Frog Prince before he married Queen Meriam. Queen Meriam seems content with this turn of events. Afterwards, Harold apologizes to Shrek and accepts him into the family, and Meriam says that he is more of a man for accepting the marriage of Shrek and Fiona than he ever was when he was a human.
King Harold makes a very brief appearance as a frog king in Shrek the Third, in which he dies of a sickness (The story book The Legend of Shrek and other publications state that the transition from human to frog confused his age and accelerated the aging process). He tells Shrek on his deathbed that he and Fiona are next in line to the throne of Far Far Away, which Shrek rejects because he cannot imagine an ogre as king. Harold dies after telling Shrek about Fiona's cousin Arthur.
King Harold makes his final appearance in Shrek Forever After, in which he appears very briefly in a couple of flashbacks. In the first, he and Meriam are about to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, but they break it off at the last moment. In the alternate reality of the second flashback, Harold and Meriam disappear after signing over the kingdom to Rumpelstiltskin. At the end of the film, the original timeline is restored, leaving the current time a year or so after Harold's death (as seen in Shrek the Third). However, there is a large painting of him in which the face moves, indicating that his spirit inhabits the picture. Unlike the previous films, he is never seen in his frog form.
The king's role is partly a reference to another character that Cleese portrayed: Basil Fawlty from the sitcom Fawlty Towers. The king refers to his "old war wound" (in the UK version – in the US version, it is "the old Crusades wound") to avoid his wife. This recalls Basil Fawlty's use of his "honourable war wound" (a shrapnel wound from the Korean War) as an excuse to rescue himself from unpleasant situations. The two characters share other similar character traits.[which?]
Doris the Ugly Stepsister
Doris (voiced by Larry King in the US version, Jonathan Ross in the UK version) makes her first appearance in Shrek 2 and returns in Shrek the Third and very briefly in Shrek Forever After. She is based off one of Cinderella's two stepsisters. Unlike other ugly sisters, she is an ally and best friend to Fiona. She is first seen as an unusually masculine female bartender at the Poison Apple. She is depicted as a tall, independent woman with purple-themed clothes who wears Elizabeth Taylor style makeup.
Doris is first seen in Shrek 2, when King Harold secretly enters the Poison Apple Club, in which she is working as a bartender. She recommends Puss In Boots to the king for the task of assassinating Shrek. Near the climax of the film, Doris points King Harold to a door guarded by the Fairy Godmother's bodyguards, behind which Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother are secretly meeting. At first, she has a crush on Prince Charming and forces him to kiss her at the end of the film. In Far Far Away Idol, she is accused by Simon Cowell of being ugly after she sings Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".
In Shrek the Third, Doris becomes one of Shrek's best friends before the events of the film. At the beginning of the film, Doris is briefly mentioned by Mabel when Prince Charming visits the Poison Apple. Mabel says that Doris does not belong here, and this indicates that Doris is living with Princess Fiona in the castle. She is also seen during Fiona's baby shower, but she escapes by a hidden trapdoor when Charming starts to enter the castle. Later, she is imprisoned by Charming after he invades Far Far Away. With the princesses, Donkey and Puss, she escapes and infiltrates the castle to confront Charming. In the end, Doris and Mabel finally meet in Charming's play and reconcile when Artie convinces the villains not to continue their villainous ways when they didn't get their happily ever after.
Doris appears very briefly in Shrek Forever After at the ogre triplets' birthday party.
Snow White (voiced by Amy Poehler, singing voice provided by Megan Hilty) is one of Princess Fiona's friends. She has a talent for singing, which she uses to charm animals and make them follow her orders. She is shown to be very proud and vain, even boasting how she won Fairest In The Land from the Wicked Queen.
In the first film, Snow White cameos as one of the fairytale creatures to be banished to Shrek's swamp. She is shown sleeping inside her coffin and being handled[clarification needed] by her seven dwarves. When Lord Farquaad is forced to choose a wife, Snow White, seen sleeping in the glass coffin, is his second choice. At Shrek and Fiona's wedding, she fights with Cinderella to catch Fiona's bouquet.
In Shrek 2, Snow White is briefly mentioned when the Fairy Godmother is explaining to Shrek that ogres do not live happily ever after.
Snow White appears more prominently in Shrek the Third, dressed in red. She becomes friends with Princess Fiona, Queen Meriam, Doris, Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty before the events of the film. Prince Charming interrupts Fiona's baby shower after she gives her a dwarf as a gift to babysit the triplets, saying that she has six more at home. She escapes with Fiona, Queen Meriam, Doris and the other princesses. She is later betrayed by Rapunzel and imprisoned in a dungeon. She complains that they could just have stayed put and carried on with their normal routines (having tea parties and similarly stereotypical "girly" behaviour), claiming to not care who is in charge. Later she is content just to wait to be rescued, as normal for fairytale princesses. Fiona encourages her and the others to show some initiative, and they manage to escape and head towards the castle. She tricks the guards (talking trees) by singing a high tone (using the same voice as in the Disney film) to charm the animals, and screaming (the same scream as in "The Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin) to command them to attack the trees. Her plan works and they enter the castle grounds, avoiding the knights guarding it. Snow White, along with the other princesses, Doris and Queen Meriam, arrives just in time to stop Prince Charming from killing Shrek. After Charming is defeated, she is seen in the background, talking to the other princesses, Doris and Queen Meriam.
Although it is unclear whether Snow White is married, at one point she is seen with a tattoo on her upper arm with the name Dopey surrounded by a heart.
Cinderella (voiced by Amy Sedaris) is one of Princess Fiona's friends. She wears her pair of glass slippers throughout the events of Shrek the Third. She uses her glass slipper as a weapon, somewhat like a boomerang. She is obsessed with cleanliness and tidiness after doing a great deal of housework for her stepmother and stepsisters (revealed to be Doris and Mabel).
When Lord Farquaad is forced to choose his wife so that he can become king, Cinderella is one of his choices. She is shown at number 1 in a painting, wearing a yellow dress and trying on her glass slipper. However, Farquaad chooses Princess Fiona, ranked number 3. At Shrek and Fiona's wedding, Cinderella is shown fighting with Snow White to catch Fiona's bouquet.
In Shrek 2, Cinderella is briefly mentioned while the Fairy Godmother is explaining to Shrek that ogres do not live happily ever after. There is also a picture of her in Fairy Godmother's factory. This can be seen more clearly in a behind-the-scenes guide. Thus Fairy Godmother appears to be the evil twin sister of Cinderella's fairy godmother.
Cinderella appears more prominently in Shrek the Third, now wearing a light blue-silver dress. She becomes friends with Princess Fiona, Queen Meriam, Doris, Snow White and the Sleeping Beauty prior to the events of the film. She first appears in Fiona's baby shower, which Prince Charming interrupts when he takes over the throne. She escapes with Fiona, Queen Meriam, Doris, and the other princesses. She is later betrayed by Rapunzel and imprisoned with others in a dungeon. They escape and head towards the castle. After Snow White tricks the guards, they enter the castle's grounds and avoid the knights on guard. While trying to get into the castle, Cinderella hurls her glass slipper like a boomerang at a knight, knocking him out. Cinderella, with the other princesses, Doris and Queen Meriam, arrives just in time to stop Prince Charming from killing Shrek. After Charming is defeated, she is seen talking to the other princesses, Doris and Queen Meriam in the background.
Sleeping Beauty (voiced by Cheri Oteri) is one of Princess Fiona's friends. She likes to sleep a lot. Because she sleeps so much in the film, little is known about her personality, other than that she seems to be a pleasant person who is a little eccentric at times.
In Shrek 2, Sleeping Beauty is shown in a poorly drawn picture in Fiona's diary, explaining that Sleeping Beauty is having a party with all the other princesses, but Princess Fiona is not allowed to go on account of the ogreish appearance she acquires every night. Later in the film, Sleeping Beauty appears without speaking when a coach-limousine pulls up at the red carpet to the Far Far Away Royal Ball. When the door opens, she falls to the ground, still sleeping. In the film, she wears a blue dress and a crown.
Sleeping Beauty appears more prominently in Shrek the Third, now wearing a white-green dress, and with light brown hair She becomes friends with Princess Fiona, Queen Meriam, Doris, Snow White and Cinderella before the events of the film. She first appears in Fiona's baby shower, but Prince Charming interrupts it and takes over the throne. She escapes with Fiona, Queen Meriam, Doris, and the other princesses. She is later betrayed by Rapunzel and imprisoned with others in a dungeon. They escape and head towards the castle. After Snow White tricks the guards, they enter the castle's grounds, avoiding the knights on guard. While trying to get into the castle, Sleeping Beauty yawns and falls to the ground, causing the knights to trip over her and fall, unconscious. With the other princesses, Doris and Queen Meriam, Sleeping Beauty arrives just in time to stop Prince Charming from killing Shrek. After Charming is defeated, she is seen talking to the other princesses, Doris and Queen Meriam in the background.
In Shrek the Third, after their ship crashes into sharp rocks, Shrek, Donkey, Puss and Artie get stranded on an island (possibly Lovers' Beach in Far Far Away). They meet Arthur's retired teacher Merlin, after Artie tries to separate himself from Shrek. Since Merlin retired because of a nervous breakdown (which he calls "third-level fatigue"), he seems rather eccentric, and his magic spells usually go wrong. At one point, when he prepares to teleport Shrek, Donkey, Puss and Artie to Far Far Away, he cracks his knuckles, only to fire a bolt that destroys a boulder. In order to help Shrek and Arthur be reconciled, he makes them look into a thick cloud of smoke to reveal their thoughts. Shrek sees a baby carriage, but lies and says that he sees a "rainbow pony". Merlin is pleased and moves on to Arthur, who sees a bird and its father. The father bird abandons the chick, leaving it frightened and confused. Merlin is happy they decided to look into their soul, and as he retreats to his hut, Shrek takes the opportunity to show Arthur that they are not so different after all. They catch Merlin eavesdropping on their conversation when he plays the song "That's What Friends Are For" on a phonograph to add to the mood.
When Captain Hook and his cronies ambush Shrek, Donkey, Puss and Artie, he plays his piano, and Merlin is beside him playing it too until he is pushed away. After the villains retreat, Artie convinces Merlin to use a spell to teleport them to Far Far Away. But the spell causes Donkey and Puss to switch bodies (probably because they took each other's "hands" seconds before). After Prince Charming's defeat, Merlin returns, and Puss and Donkey force him to put them back in their own bodies. The spell works, but causes their tails to switch. Merlin tries to tell them, but decides not to, though their tails have inexplicably returned to normal later.
In the videogame followup to the first Shrek film, a different version of Merlin kidnaps Fiona.
Brogan introduces Shrek into the resistance and is seen in the meeting with Fiona on how to fight against Rumpelstiltskin and the witches. When Pied Piper arrives and uses his flute, the song "Shake Your Groove Thing" is played, and Brogan cannot stop dancing. Later, he and the other ogres are captured, but they fight in the castle and defeat Rumpelstiltskin. He appears in the end credits as a guest at the ogre triplets' birthday.
Cookie (voiced by Craig Robinson) is an ogre and a chef for the Ogre Resistance in Shrek Forever After. Food is his only weapon against the witches and Rumpelstiltskin. His signature dish is the chimichanga, of which he takes a cartful to the ambush of Rumplestiltskin. He is the only ogre to enjoy dancing while Pied Piper plays his flute until he and the others are captured. He catapults his chimichangas at the witches during the final battle. He is seen at the party in the end of the film.
Humpty Alexander Dumpty (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) appears in Puss in Boots. He was childhood friends with Puss and tried to get him to rob a bank with him making wanted by the law. Years later Humpty along with Kitty Softpaws convinced Puss to help him get magic beans from Jack and Jill to get the Golden Goose but it was revealed that this was just a trap to just get Puss back home and arrested as revenge for abandoning him. But later Humpty had a change of heart and help Puss and Kitty fight The Great Terror and ends up breaking and is revealed to be a golden egg himself.
In Shrek Super Slam, he is known as Master Fu and is an unlockable character.
In Shrek 4-D, his grave can be seen in the cemetery.
Puss in Boots mentions him in Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos.
In his pursuit of perfection, Farquaad attempts to rid his domain of fairytale creatures, offering a bounty for their capture and then exiling them to Shrek's swamp. Farquaad wants to become a king, but because he is not of royal stock, he cannot until he marries a princess. He decides that Princess Fiona will be the perfect wife and queen, but first she must be rescued from her tower, which is guarded by a fire-breathing dragon.
Unwilling to perform the feat himself, Farquaad holds a tournament to select the knight that will rescue Princess Fiona. But Shrek and Donkey turn up and defeat the knights, so Farquaad decides to send Shrek on the quest instead, agreeing to remove the fairytale creatures from his swamp if he rescues Fiona. Shrek delivers Fiona to Farquaad, who immediately proposes marriage, unaware that she becomes an ogress at sunset. Shrek disrupts the marriage ceremony, delaying a kiss between Farquaad and Fiona until after sunset. Fiona makes the transition from human to ogre form, upon which Farquaad rejects his new bride, banishing her to the tower, claiming the title of king and sentencing Shrek to death. Before Farquaad finishes his claims to the kingdom, the dragon that had been guarding Fiona, who has since developed a relationship with Donkey, crashes through the window and devours the monologuing Farquaad, thanks to Shrek, who whistles for her. Moments later, Dragon burps and the crown comes out. Farquaad was apparently not well liked in Duloc: when Dragon eats him, the citizens laugh and cheer.
He is confirmed to be dead when he enters as a ghost in the Shrek 4-D ride at Universal Studios and the 30-minute Shrek Special on the Nickelodeon TV channel, in which he tries to murder Shrek and Donkey and to kidnap and kill Fiona so that she can be his ghost queen. Princess Fiona is again rescued when Lord Farquaad is presumably killed by Dragon a second time. In Scared Shrekless, Farquad is long dead, and his castle left in a decrepit state.
Lord Farquadd makes a cameo in Gingy's flashbacks in Shrek the Third.
Lord Farquaad does not appear and is not mentioned in Shrek 2.
In Shrek the Musical, it is revealed that Lord Farquaad's mother was the princess from the fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. Also Lord Farquaad's father was Grumpy of the Seven Dwarfs. Farquaad claimed earlier that Grumpy abandoned him in the woods as a child, but Grumpy reveals the true reason he kicked Farquaad out is that he was 28 years old and wouldn't move out of his basement.
The Fairy Godmother (voiced by Jennifer Saunders) is a scheming, conniving opportunist, loosely based on the fairy-tale Cinderella's "Fairy Godmother". She seeks to get the best for herself and her son Prince Charming, rather than others. She often resorts to blackmail and trickery through magic to get her way. She loves food ("someone get me something deep fried and smothered in chocolate"), and during her talk with Harold in the carriage about Shrek, it is shown that Harold ruined her diet, so she orders food from Friar's Fat Boy.
Bubbles are her character's main theme. When she first appears, she is surrounded by bubbles as she sings to Fiona. When Shrek uses her card to ask for help, a voice mail message of her appears with her saying "Is it on? Is it on?" she is again surrounded by a bubble, which then shows an image of the Fairy Godmother's cottage. After the message ends, the bubble bursts. Finally, when the Fairy Godmother "dies," she bursts into a host of bubbles. Her death later influences Charming to get revenge by taking over Far Far Away.
Fairy Godmother appears in Shrek: The Musical as one of the characters who gets evicted by Farquaad.
Even though The Fairy Godmother does not appear in Shrek the Third, she is mentioned by Prince Charming a lot.
The Fairy Godmother makes a cameo during the end credits for Shrek Forever After.
Prince Charming (voiced by Rupert Everett in the second and third movie, Sean Bishop in Scared Shrekless) is the son of the Fairy Godmother. He is very handsome, and was supposed to rescue Princess Fiona from her dragon-guarded tower.
In his first scene in Shrek 2, he travels to the castle where Fiona had been imprisoned prior to the first film, only to discover that Shrek has already found and married her, and that the Big Bad Wolf has taken to sleeping in her tower (without any explanation of how the wolf got there). His narration in this scene, as well as his conversation with the Wolf, recap the most important aspects of the plot of the first film.
It is later revealed that Charming is in fact the son of the Fairy Godmother and that she wants him to marry Fiona so that he can become king (similar to Lord Farquaad's intentions in the first film). Thus, in contrast to his fairytale namesake, this Prince Charming plays a more villainous role. He is characterized as a strange, selfish and arrogant mother's boy, and she as his doting parent, as well as vain about his appearance. He later deceives Fiona into believing that he is Shrek, having been turned human by a "Happily Ever After" potion. Nevertheless, his foul attitude shows through the disguise and Fiona realizes the truth before the end of the film. At the end, he is forced to kiss Doris.
He sings "I'm Too Sexy" by "Right Said Fred" in Far Far Away Idol, but because of his horrible singing, Shrek and Fiona press a button that opens a trap door below him and he falls into it and he screams (thus freaking out Doris and she says "Whoa!!"). He is voiced by Randy Crenshaw.
As the main villain of Shrek the Third, Charming gathers all the evil characters from fairy tales that were at the Poison Apple Bar to get their revenge and "Happily Ever Afters". After they invade the main castle of Far Far Away, Charming prepares a stage show in which he will kill Shrek in front of the entire kingdom. His plan almost works when Shrek takes part in the show, but eventually fails when Shrek's allies come to the rescue. Arthur Pendragon then convinces the fairytale villains to give up their evil ways. Charming is then enraged and tries to attack Artie only to be stopped by Shrek, who shoves him over to the stone tower. Dragon then knocks over the stone tower from the stage and Charming looks at the tower and cries out "Mommy" and he is then crushed to death.
He appears as a zombie and at the movie theater (this proves he surivived his ordeal and didn't got killed by the stone tower after all) in "Thriller Night", a Shrek parody of the iconic Michael Jackson short film Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Prince Charming makes a cameo during the end credits for Shrek Forever After.
In Shrek the Third, he is seen as a patron at the Poison Apple Bar and is among the villains there who side with Prince Charming.
In Shrek Forever After, King Harold and Queen Meriam are going to sign their kingdom over to Rumpelstiltskin (who has a different appearance than the one seen in Shrek the Third) to break Fiona's curse, but the deal is cancelled when they learn that Shrek has rescued Fiona from the tower, and he wishes Shrek was never born. Seeing Shrek regretting the life he has, Rumpelstiltskin makes a deal with him, taking away the day he was born. This deal enables Rumpelstiltskin to be the ruler of Far Far Away, by creating an alternate reality in which the king and queen carried out their deal with him and then disappeared (Rumpelstiltskin having twisted the deal). Shrek tries to reverse the deal using the exit clause (a true love's kiss, although in this reality Fiona intensely dislikes him) before 24 hours elapse and he disappears for ever, but Rumpelstiltskin has an army of witches to stop him and hires the Pied Piper to capture him and the other ogres. He succeeds in capturing all but Shrek. When he offers anything in return for the one who brings Shrek to him, Shrek turns himself in, and in exchange has Rumpelstiltskin set the ogres free (though he keeps Fiona, as she is a princess by day). Rumpelstiltskin tries to feed Shrek and Fiona to Dragon (who is still evil in this reality), but Puss, Donkey and the other ogres come to fight, and with Shrek and Fiona they defeat Rumpelstiltskin and his army of witches. By this time Shrek's 24 hours are almost up, but at the last second, Fiona kisses the disintegrating Shrek, whom she now loves, thus restoring the original reality. Rumpelstiltskin is last seen during the ending, imprisoned by Shrek, Fiona and the other ogres, while Fifi explodes at Fiona's singing and the Pied Piper torments him. There are continuity errors in the franchise: Rumplestiltskin's appearance changes between the third and fourth films; at the end of the third film he is among the fairytale villains who change their ways, but in the fourth film he has reverted to his original, vindictive self.
In Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular, Rumplestiltskin is still imprisoned in a cage and receives coal for Christmas. He appears twice in Shrek's Yule Log, out of his cage and unsuccessfully trying to put out the fireplace. Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular shows him imprisoned once more.
Rumplestiltskin combines features of the previous three main villains: he is short and rules an empire with an iron fist, like Farquaad; he has magical powers to help others alter their fates, like the Fairy Godmother; and his life is ruined by Shrek's rescue of Fiona from the castle keep, like Prince Charming. He is the only main antagonist in the series not to be killed (but was killed at the end of his alternate universe and did not affect his real self). It is ultimately implied by Donkey, when he is folding Shrek's contract into origami, that the original way to break Rumpelstilskin's contract is to call out his name correctly, which no longer works because everyone already knows who he is.
Jack and Jill
In Puss in Boots, Jack and Jill are in the possession of the magic beans from the Jack and the Beanstalk story, which Puss, Kitty Softpaws and Humpty Dumpty manage to steal to get into the giant's keep. However, it is revealed later that Jack and Jill were in cahoots with Humpty and Kitty to take the Golden Goose and trick Puss into being imprisoned in his home town. But when the Great Terror arrives to retrieve Golden Goose, its baby, Jack and Jill try to steal the Goose when Humpty had a change of heart and tried to help Puss lure the Great Terror away from San Ricardo, only for the couple to be stomped on by the Terror. During the credits, Jack and Jill are seen in full body casts.
Throughout the film, Jack tries convincing Jill that they should have a family but she assumes that they should be taking care of their piglets.
Captain Hook (voiced by Ian McShane in the third movie) appears in Shrek 2 in the bar of the Poison Apple, where he plays the piano and sings "Little Drop of Poison" (his singing voice during that song was provided by Tom Waits) and "People Just Ain't No Good" (his singing voice during that song was provided by Nick Cave) in the other. He appears in Shrek the Third as a villain working for Prince Charming. When Artie convinces the villains to give up evil, Hook states that he grows daffodils, and they are beautiful, and he is the first who throws his weapon down and becomes good.
Captain Hook also appears as a contestant in the Far Far Away Idol feature on the Shrek 2 DVD with his singing voice provided by Matt Mahaffey. He begins to sing "Hooked On A Feeling" until Tinkerbell (whom Hook poisons in the classic Peter Pan story) prompts Simon Cowell to remove him from the stage.
Captain Hook does not appear in Shrek Forever After, but his voice is heard in the soundtrack.
Thelonious (voiced by Christopher Knights) appears as one of Lord Farquaad's henchmen in the first Shrek film. He has poor intelligence, as shown when Lord Farquaad is deciding between three princesses and Thelonious says "Three! Pick number three, my lord" while holding up two fingers. He also makes a cameo appearance in Shrek Forever After, but only during the credits (showing a slide show of clips from the last 3 Shrek films).
He also appears in Shrek 4-D, where he has kidnapped Fiona so the spirit of Farquaad can kill her and make her his spirit queen. But, when Thelonious released the raft to send Fiona over a waterfall, he has forgotten to get off of it first, leaving Fiona to knock him off of the raft. When Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona went over the waterfall, Thelonious caught them while holding on to a branch. But, the branch broke, sending them all falling down the waterfall until they were rescued by the Dragon and Thelonious becomes the first Shrek films villain to change to good.
In Shrek the Third, Rapunzel is first seen during Fiona's baby shower, until Prince Charming invades the castle and the princesses, Doris and Queen Meriam escape secretly. Rapunzel pretends to find an exit and runs all the way to where Charming really is. The princesses, Doris and Meriam follow but are cornered by Charming's knights. Rapunzel then shows off her love and affection for the Prince, while the other women are imprisoned in a dungeon with Rapunzel telling Prince Charming not to have any harm come to them. While they are there, Rapunzel practices for her role in Prince Charming's play. In the final performance, she sings and acts as a princess on top of a tower (mimicking Princess Fiona, whose situation itself mimicks Rapunzel's). The play is interrupted by Shrek's friends and Fiona. Gingy comes on stage by holding on to Rapunzel's hair, which he accidentally pulls off. When it is revealed that she is actually bald, Rapunzel gasps in horror and runs from the stage out of embarrassment.
He appears in Shrek Super Slam, and his slam is "Eye in the Sky".
In Shrek the Third, the Cyclops is seen on a Bucking Bronco at the Poison Apple Bar when Prince Charming comes in. The Cyclops is among the villains that help Prince Charming take over Far Far Away. He has a daughter, a cute little cyclops girl who also has only one eye. He is a family man and does not really want to be evil. He even apologizes to Shrek when he hits him too hard.
Various cyclops like him appear in the Shrek the Third video game, but it is unknown if he is there or not.
Mabel the Ugly Stepsister
Mabel (voiced by Regis Philbin) is the sister of Doris and the stepsister of Cinderella. She first appears in Shrek the Third, where she assists Prince Charming in his plan to take over Far Far Away. She is chubby and wears green-themed clothes. Like Doris, she is a kind-hearted person.
Mabel is first seen when, at the bar of the Poison Apple, Prince Charming asks her where Doris is. Mabel, who has taken Doris's place as bartender replies "She isn't welcome here anymore!" (In fact, Doris now lives in the castle with Shrek and Princess Fiona). Mabel has a crush on Prince Charming. At the film's climax, she meets Doris on stage after Prince Charming is killed and they reconcile.
Mabel appears two times in Shrek Forever After, first time at the ogre triplets' birthday party, where she tells Shrek that he forgot the candles for the birthday cake, and second time- grew old, as one of viewers of Rumpelstiltskin's message.
The Evil Trees
Appearing briefly in the second film and more prominently in the third, the two Evil Trees help Prince Charming. In one scene of the third film, their names are revealed to be Ed and Steve. In the same scene, they explain that it is hard to find work since most of the world is against them.
The evil trees appear in the Shrek Forever After video game.
The Evil Queen
The Evil Queen appears in the third Shrek film, where she assists Prince Charming in taking over Far Far Away when Prince Charming visits the Poison Apple bar. Prince Charming refers to her as the Wicked Witch. When she is about to kill Queen Meriam, Artie asserts they all can all stop being evil if they are willing to make a better choice, the Evil Queen happily says that she always wants to open a spa in France.
The Puppet Master
The Puppet Master (voiced by Chris Miller) appears in Shrek the Third where Prince Charming convinces him to join his brigade by describing how Pinocchio has gone to look for his "real" father and never writes. His only line is "I hate that little wooden puppet". He is loosely based on Mangiafuoco in the Carl Collodi series and Stromboli in the Disney film, bearing that name in the video game.
Headless Horseman (voiced by Conrad Vernon) makes a cameo appearance in the Poisoned Apple during the second film and appears in the third film with Prince Charming in his invasion of villains. He seems to be a good friend of Captain Hook. He reveals that he has "always wanted to play the flute" which would be difficult at best since he has no head.
Fifi is Rumpelstiltskin's giant pet goose in Shrek Forever After. She is also his bodyguard and carriage puller and attacks Shrek and Donkey at one point. During the ending credits, Fiona sings a high note, causing Fifi to explode alongside the bluebird, a homage to a scene from the first movie.
Fifi does not appear in Puss in Boots, but The Great Terror looks a lot like her.
In Shrek the Third, some Witches are shown as patrons at the bar of the Poison Apple (one of them was seen singing at the Poison Apple Bar) when Prince Charming rallies the fairytale villains to take over Far Far Away. The witches carry out an air raid, dropping the evil trees from there to attack the citizens.
Some witches are among Rumpelstiltskin's main assistants in Shrek Forever After, wearing black coats and having long noses and greenish faces. They ride their broomsticks and use pumpkins as bombs. They can be killed by water, as Rumpelstiltskin does to one of them, who cries "Oh, what a world! What a world!", like the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Some of them are seen dancing modern hip hop moves to the Pied Piper's flute after they ridicule him. They are defeated in the final battle. Although most of them display vicious behavior for most of the film, they passively surrender once Rumpelstiltskin is captured and are even shown to be sorry for Fiona when Shrek disappears. Near the end, they have reformed and made a rainbow out of clouds. Baba and Griselda are the only witches whose names are mentioned.
Monsieur Robin Hood
"Monsieur Robin Hood" (voiced by Vincent Cassel) is a French-speaking version of Robin Hood who appears in the first Shrek film. Believing Shrek to be kidnapping Princess Fiona, he tries to save her with the aid of his Merry Men. They are defeated by Princess Fiona, who uses her kung-fu skills. Robin is portrayed as more of a misunderstanding nuisance than a threatening villain, as he genuinely believes that Shrek was going to harm Fiona. He and the Merry Men attend Shrek and Fiona's wedding, proving that there was no malice.
Robin Hood and his Merry Men appear in Shrek Super Slam as unlockable characters. They also appear in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party in the end of the film, joining with Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Snow White, Pinocchio, Thelonius, Papa Bear, Cinderella, the Big Bad Wolf, and others for a huge dance (they sing "Y.M.C.A.").
The Black Knight
In "Shrek the Third," there were some black knights that helped Prince Charming in a plot to kill Shrek
The Pied Piper
The Pied Piper appears briefly in the first film, among the fairy tale creatures exiled in Shrek's swamp, where he rallies many rats with his enchanted flute.
In Shrek Forever After, he is hired by Rumpelstiltskin to capture the ogres by forcing them to dance and follow him with his enchanted flute. He can handle different species (rats, ogres, witches...) or even objects (Rumpelstiltskin's socks) by setting the "target" dial of his flute. He never speaks and only using his flute to communicate. The Piper has no voice, but the flute performance was done by Jeremy Steig, original author William Steig's son.
He makes a cameo in the first Shrek movie.
It is first brought to Lord Farquaad who asks it if Duloc is not the most perfect kingdom, exactly the same way the Evil Queen used to ask it if she was not the fairest of all. The magic mirror then presents Lord Farquaad with three princesses that he can marry (from which he chooses Fiona).
Magic Mirror does not appear in Shrek the Third.
The Muffin Man
He is mentioned briefly in the first Shrek film when Gingy and Lord Farquaad discuss their knowledge of him, speaking in the words of the nursery rhyme.
He first appears in Shrek 2, when Shrek and Gingy persuade him to bake an enormous gingerbread man named Mongo. Mongo helps the heroes to storm King Harold's castle during the Wedding Ball.
In Shrek the Third, the Muffin Man is revealed to be a father figure to Gingy, who calls him "Papa". As in the nursery rhyme, he lives on Drury Lane.
He appears in Shrek Forever After as a baker on birthday party. In the reality in which Shrek wasn't born, Gingy is seen fighting Animal Crackers and the Muffin Man is seen as a bookie saying "Place your bets!" He also appears in the scene when Rumplestiltskin promises anyone's heart's desire if they give him Shrek.
Mongo, the giant gingerbread man was created by the Muffin Man. He is based on the character Mongo from Blazing Saddles and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. At one point, he also roars like Godzilla. In Shrek 2, Shrek and Gingy go to visit the Muffin Man, and they tell him 'they have a big order to fill.' Shrek and Gingy ride Mongo through Far Far Away to the castle. When they get there, Mongo tries to rip open the drawbridge. The guards pour espresso coffee onto him, but it does not stop him. They try again, but this time they boil the milk first "More heat, less foam!". They pour it over Mongo to soften his arms so that they break off and he falls into the moat. However, just before his arm breaks, Shrek jumped through into the castle. Gingy tries to go back for Mongo, but has to abandon him to carry on with the plan. Mongo's last words to Gingy are "Be good!", a reference to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
At the end of the movie, he sings a section of "Livin' la Vida Loca". It is unknown what happens to him after.
He is the background character of the arena "Mongo" in Shrek Super Slam, where he is carrying a giant birthday cake. Mongo also makes a cameo in Shrek Smash and Crash Racing. He roams in the suburbs of Far Far Away track and if any racers make contact with him, they will spin out.
The Golden Goose in Puss in Boots looks more like a giant gosling even being titled as the golden goose and even when she's too young, she lays solid golden eggs and is determined to fly as she flaps her wings.
She is very similar to Fifi from Shrek Forever After.
A love interest of Arthur's. When he reveals this, she replies with "ew"
A gingerbread girl who was Gingy's love interest in the Scared Shrekless story "The Bride of Gingy." She is voiced by Kristen Schaal. She became Gingy's girlfriend when Gingy explains to the Muffin Man that his other girlfriend kicked him out because he only cared about himself. To that, he makes Gingy a new girlfriend. Gingy thought of adding lots of sugar to the gingerbread batter to make his girlfriend really sweet, despite the Muffin Man's objections. Once Sugar is born, she falls in love with Gingy. At first, Gingy is overjoyed, but gets uncomfortable with Sugar becoming overly attached to him. He finally escapes and gets over it by knocking her into the mixer which created thousands of zombie clones of herself that attacked Gingy and ate him.
- Cyclops Girl – She is Cyclops's beautiful little daughter. Sweet little one-eye appears briefly in Shrek the Third and loves her father. Her father brings his sweet little cyclops to work on "Bring Your Kids To Work Day", where Shrek is surprised to see her, but then gives the little cyclops a rub on the head and a compliment, telling her dad "She's got your eye". King Roland II and Princess Amber McAuthur from Sofia the First make a cameo seeing their new family. King's only line is "Look at that!" Amber's only line is "Good family, good times after all"!
- Hansel and Gretel – Hansel and Gretel appear in the second film's royal ball, walking on the red carpet and happy about Fiona's wedding. They appear to throw bread on the ground, puzzling the Joan Rivers-like commentator at the ball. They are also mentioned by the Fairy Godmother while she finds that ogres don't live happily ever after.
- Little Boy Blue – He grew up alongside Puss in Boots and Humpty Dumpty in the San Ricardo Orphanage and bullied the latter. His skin is blue.
- Little Red Riding Hood – Little Red Riding Hood is shown at the beginning of Shrek 2, coming to the gingerbread and cake house (from Hansel and Gretel) and running away leaving her basket behind after seeing Shrek and Fiona as ogres. She also appears in Shrek 2 the game being voiced by Tara Strong , and as a professional softball pitcher. Her slam is Basket of Utter Destruction. She has a different appearance in the two productions. She makes a cameo in Shrek the Third, where she picks a dwarf's pockets while cloaked in her red hood. In Shrek the Third, someone that might be Little Red Riding Hood was seen pickpocketing someone. She appears as a racer in the game Shrek Smash and Crash Racing. Her name in it is simply "Red Riding Hood", but her appearance is the same as in Shrek 2. Her kart is the Big Bad Wolf, and her personal item is a picnic basket.
- Mister Geppetto – (voiced by Chris Miller in Shrek & Shrek Forever After and by Sean Bishop in Scared Shrekless) Mr. Gepetto is Pinocchio's father. He is seen selling Pinocchio to Farquaad's army in the first film. In Shrek Forever After Pinocchio tries to pass him off to Rumpelstiltskin as Shrek.
- Miss Toad (voiced by Wendy Bilanski) – Miss Toad is seen at the Poison Apple Bar in the second film. She could be the toad that kidnapped Thumbelina.
- Seven Dwarfs – Snow White's seven dwarves appear in the first film carrying Snow White's coffin. When the place the coffin on the table, Shrek says "Oh no! Dead girl off the table." One of the Dwarfs says "Where else are we supposed to put it? The bed's already been taken" as Shrek finds the Big Bad Wolf in his bed. They are seen again in Shrek 2, when they give Shrek a ring engraved with "I love you" in flaming letters for Fiona (in an allusion to the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings). In "Shrek the Third", one of them (Grumpy) is given to Fiona as a wedding present (as a babysitter) from Snow White who says she has six more at home. They are seen at the end of Scared Shrekless when Shrek and Fiona celebrate by egging them. They have been voiced by various actors including; Elisa Gabrielli, David P. Smith, Walt Dohrn, and Sean Bishop.
- The Little Mermaid – A mermaid resembling Ariel from the Disney film The Little Mermaid makes a cameo appearance during the "Accidentally in Love" scene in Shrek 2, when Shrek and Fiona are on the beach during their honeymoon. A wave comes in and then goes back out, leaving her on top of Shrek, kissing him. Fiona throws her back into the sea, where she is eaten by sharks (though it is not certain whether she is eaten by sharks or merely attacked).
- The Old Lady in the Shoe – Her house is seen when Lord Farquaad consigns all the fairytale characters to Shrek's swamp. She was under the shoe with her children.
- Peter Pan (voiced by Michael Galasso) – Peter Pan is seen in the first film waiting in line to sell Tinkerbell. His only line in the film is "He can fly!" (delivered when Tinkerbell inadvertently sprinkles fairy dust on Donkey). In Shrek the Third, Captain Hook mistakes a small boy in Far Far Away for Peter Pan. Peter Pan is also a character in Shrek the Musical, that is banished to Shrek's swamp.
- Tinker Bell – Tinker Bell is almost sold by Peter Pan in the first film, and it is her "fairy dust" that allows Donkey to fly temporarily. In Shrek 2 she dances with Gingy during the Far Far Away Idol and is used as lighting for a mud bath. She uses her magic to turn Puss's boots into dancing ones during the Far Far Away Idols. She is also a player in Shrek 2 the video game, helping to rescue Shrek, Donkey, Puss, Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and the Gingerbread Man. In the game Shrek Smash and Crash Racing, she makes a cameo in the Potion Factory Exterior Track. She is the purple fairy that flies across the track, and if any character hits her, they will spin out.
- The Three Bears – Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear (voiced by Bobby Block) appear in the first film among the fairytale characters captured by Lord Farquaad's troops as Baby Bear tells his parents "This cage is too small." They are among the fairy tale character that are sent to Shrek's swamp, and in the party at the end of the film. In Shrek Smash and Crash Racing, Papa Bear is used as a kart for Goldilocks, but is not a playable character. In Shrek Superslam, there is a bearskin rug (most likely Mama Bear, as there was a bow on her head) in one of the secret arenas. They also appear in Shrek the Musical, and are banished to Shrek's swamp.
- Tom Thumb and Thumbelina – Tom Thumb and Thumbelina walk together on the red carpet at Fiona and Shrek's wedding ball. They are both ignominiously swept up with the debris cluttering the red carpet, and they fail to attend the ball. Tom Thumb pushes Thumbelina in front of him as they are swept up.
- Wendy (voiced by Latifa Ouaou) – While approaching the small boy in Far Far Away, Captain Hook also calls his mother and says "Shut it Wendy" where he mistook her for Wendy Darling.
- Captain of the Guard – (voiced by Jim Cummings in Shrek and Andrew Adamson in Shrek 2. In the first film he appears as the commander of Farquaad's army and his personal aide. A similar character reappears in Shrek 2 but is now the head of King Harold's army.
- Fairy Godmother – A Fairy Godmother appears in Shrek the Musical, and is banished to Shrek's swamp.
- Gnome – The Gnome appears in the Seattle Try-out & Broadway Line-Up of Shrek the Musical amongst the fairy tale characters that are banished to Shrek's swamp.
- Mad Hatter – The Mad Hatter appears in the West End Line-Up version of Shrek the Musical amongst the fairy tale character that are banished to Shrek's swamp.
- Shoemaker's Elf – Based on one of the elves from The Elves and the Shoemaker, it appears in the Seattle Try-out & Broadway Line-Up and US National Tour Line-Up versions of Shrek the Musical amongst the fairy tale characters that are banished to Shrek's swamp.
- Sugarplum Fairy – Based on the Sugarplum Fairies from The Nutcracker, the Sugarplum Fairy appears in all three versions of Shrek the Musical amongst the fairy tale characters that are banished to Shrek's swamp.
- The Ugly Duckling – The Ugly Duckling appeared in all three versions of Shrek the Musical amongst the fairy tale characters that are banished to Shrek's swamp.
- Tweedledum and Tweedledee – Tweedledum and Tweedledee appear in the West End Line-Up version of Shrek the Musical amongst the fairy tale characters that are banished to Shrek's swamp.
- White Rabbit – The White Rabbit appeared in the Seattle Try-out & Broadway Line-Up and West End Line-Up versions of Shrek the Musical amongst the fairy tale characters that are banished to Shrek's swamp.
|Shrek||Shrek 2||Shrek the Third||Shrek Forever After||Shrek the Musical||Shrek 4-D||Shrek the Halls||Scared Shrekless||Puss in Boots|
|Puss in Boots||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Cameo||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lord Farquaad||Yes||Video game only||Archive Footage||Archive Footage||Yes||Yes||No||Mentioned||No|
|Fairy Godmother||No||Yes||Mentioned||Mentioned/ Archive Footage||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Prince Charming||Mentioned||Yes||Yes||Archive Footage||No||No||No||Yes||No|
|Big Bad Wolf||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Monsieur Hood||Yes||Video game only||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Snow White||Yes||Mentioned||Yes||Archive Footage||No||No||No||No||No|
|Sleeping Beauty||No||Yes||Yes||Archive Footage||No||No||No||No||No|
|Merlin||Video game only||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Humpty Dumpty||No||Video game only||No||No||Yes||Cameo||No||No||Yes|
|Captain of the Guard||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Evil Trees||No||Yes||Yes||Video game only||No||No||No||No||No|
|Three Bears||Yes||Video game only||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Red Riding Hood||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
- Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury (2004). Shrek 2 (DVD). DreamWorks Animation.
- asin B002ZG9904 Shrek Ever After DVD Extras Director Commentary
- "Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews) and King Harold (John Cleese) learn that they may rule the kingdom, but they don't rule their daughter's heart". MovieWeb. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews) and King Harold (John Cleese)". Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- Susan Wloszczyna, "Here comes the judge: Simon's a 'Shrek' extra," USA Today (10/6/2004).
- "Eric Idle voices Merlin in DreamWorks' "Shrek the Third," to be released by Paramount Pictures in May 2007.". Retrieved October 6, 2014.