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


  1. Zimmions

    Zimmions9 時間 前

    Shakespeare. Mid-Summer Nights dream has a talking donkey who was originally a human.

  2. Wild Angel0317

    Wild Angel031710 時間 前

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

  3. Hdub2020

    Hdub202010 時間 前

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

  4. Liz Hawk

    Liz Hawk11 時間 前

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

  5. Franco Petre

    Franco Petre12 時間 前

    Times were different back then 😂

  6. André Ramos

    André Ramos14 時間 前

    maybe shreks is donkeys faiy tail

  7. Giannis Mor

    Giannis Mor日 前

    Finally, I've been waiting years for this..

  8. Giannis Mor

    Giannis Mor日 前

    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...

  9. toroc

    toroc日 前

    Except wouldn't Donkey have a human name?

  10. Emily Olsen

    Emily Olsen日 前


  11. Professor Paradox

    Professor Paradox日 前

    His teeth kind of look like the bully's who was with Pinocchio too.

  12. 34autigers

    34autigers日 前

    RIP little boys

  13. 34autigers

    34autigers日 前

    Sad donkey

  14. Jose Candelario

    Jose Candelario日 前

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

  15. Sam uy

    Sam uy日 前

    *Plot of shrek 5*

  16. Irene Von Borstel

    Irene Von Borstel日 前

    Pinocchio was literally so traumatizing when i was younger

  17. FuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real name

    FuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real name日 前

    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.

  18. The Team Show

    The Team Show2 日 前

    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.

  19. ThoseLiveGuys

    ThoseLiveGuys2 日 前

    You just spoiled Shrek 5

  20. Christopher Gibbons

    Christopher Gibbons2 日 前

    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.

  21. Paloma Astudillo Montenegro

    Paloma Astudillo Montenegro2 日 前


  22. Lily Rogers

    Lily Rogers2 日 前

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

  23. Jorge Gutierrez

    Jorge Gutierrez2 日 前


  24. James Troll

    James Troll2 日 前

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

  25. Mild Menace

    Mild Menace2 日 前

    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.

  26. Linnea Mast

    Linnea Mast2 日 前

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

  27. Phillip Page

    Phillip Page2 日 前

    We made a cult and I am father shrek tier

  28. WinterSplinterM.II

    WinterSplinterM.II2 日 前

    The lady who sold him could also have been his slaver


    CMTXRATED2 日 前

    Director watches this film: “very interesting..”

  30. Isaiah Gordon

    Isaiah Gordon2 日 前

    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.

  31. Vanessa Pavia

    Vanessa Pavia3 日 前

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

  32. I have an uncle too

    I have an uncle too3 日 前

    Shut the fuck up Matpat, you’re irrelevant

  33. I have an uncle too

    I have an uncle too3 日 前

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

  34. Manuel Camelo

    Manuel Camelo3 日 前

    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.

  35. Manuel Camelo

    Manuel Camelo3 日 前


  36. Invader Sploot

    Invader Sploot3 日 前

    Do an Invader Zim theory!

  37. Logan Douglas

    Logan Douglas3 日 前

    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.

  38. NintendoKid139

    NintendoKid1393 日 前

    What happened to Donkey's clothes? Hmm?

  39. Roylana Brewton

    Roylana Brewton3 日 前

    Well that got dark 😭😭

  40. Gr8est Funnygum

    Gr8est Funnygum3 日 前

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

  41. Dee Gloss

    Dee Gloss3 日 前

    My guess is that hes one of the children from Pinocchio

  42. Amelia Gaska

    Amelia Gaska3 日 前

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

  43. 46 62 65 68 75 42 78 75 68

    46 62 65 68 75 42 78 75 6823 時間 前

    Plushie donkey, not much to do there

  44. NeumanProductions

    NeumanProductions3 日 前

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

  45. Aria Angelical

    Aria Angelical3 日 前

    what about Bremen's Donkey

  46. Stacey Sales

    Stacey Sales3 日 前

    That was dark.

  47. Swag God

    Swag God3 日 前

    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.

  48. Blade Shotz

    Blade Shotz3 日 前


  49. Luče p

    Luče p3 日 前

    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.

  50. Faustas Pocius

    Faustas Pocius3 日 前

    Shrek 5 plot

  51. Jason Knowles

    Jason Knowles4 日 前

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

  52. Richard Galpo

    Richard Galpo4 日 前

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

  53. Destructo 191

    Destructo 1914 日 前

    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

  54. Technically a Grammar Nazi

    Technically a Grammar Nazi4 日 前

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

  55. Alex Young

    Alex Young4 日 前

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

  56. Toesheo

    Toesheo4 日 前

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

  57. Spam Email

    Spam Email4 日 前

    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?

  58. GopnikRaptor

    GopnikRaptor4 日 前

    Imagine a donkey coming out of your vagina...

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

    Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920)4 日 前

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

  60. Elani

    Elani4 日 前

    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

  61. Brown Buns

    Brown Buns4 日 前

    Back at making quality

  62. Coffee Beans

    Coffee Beans4 日 前

    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...”

  63. xander du plessis

    xander du plessis4 日 前

    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