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

  • Publicado em 17 Set 2019
  • Get yourself some NEW Theory Wear!! ►
    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.
    SUBSCRIBE for More Film Theory! ►
    #Shrek #Donkey #Shrek2 #Pinocchio #Shrek3 #ShrekMeme #ShrekTheory #Theory #FilmTheory #Matpat
    Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
    Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►
    How Disney RUINED Han Solo! ►
    How Luke Will Die! (Star Wars) ►
    Rey's Parents SOLVED! (Star Wars) ►
    The Emoji Movie is ILLEGAL! ►►
    Don’t Fly to Mordor!! ►►
    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Luke Barat
    Editors: Tyler Mascola, Koen Verhagen, and BanditRants
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
    Schaffrillas Productions ►,_from_%2522L%2527avventure_di_Pinocchio%2522.jpg&sa=D&ust=1568313380451000&usg=AFQjCNH0gMgPhowqfTYi0FRBcRTgY18h7g
  • Filmes e desenhosFilmes e desenhos

Comentários • 13 212

  • toroc
    toroc 4 horas atrás

    Except wouldn't Donkey have a human name?

  • Emily Olsen
    Emily Olsen 5 horas atrás +1


  • Professor Paradox
    Professor Paradox 5 horas atrás

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

  • 34autigers
    34autigers 6 horas atrás

    RIP little boys

  • 34autigers
    34autigers 6 horas atrás

    Sad donkey

  • Jose Candelario
    Jose Candelario 6 horas atrás

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

  • Sam uy
    Sam uy 8 horas atrás

    *Plot of shrek 5*

  • Irene Von Borstel
    Irene Von Borstel 9 horas atrás

    Pinocchio was literally so traumatizing when i was younger

  • FuckinGoogleIDont want to use my real name

    Huh. I remember thinking Donkey was the character from the old testament bible story where a donkey talks. I mean, religion is just fairytales that people take too seriously, after all.

    I'm sure this comment won't be controversial. I'll just go ahead and thank you all ahead of time for the kind words.

  • The Team Show
    The Team Show Dia atrás

    Well someone didn't like the theory. Had a 4.7 earthquake at the last three minutes, I know this because I paused to get some cake and the earthquake happened on my way back to finish watching the video.

  • ThoseLiveGuys
    ThoseLiveGuys Dia atrás

    You just spoiled Shrek 5

  • Christopher Gibbons
    Christopher Gibbons Dia atrás

    Or he could be the donkey from asop's fables, or Larned's fairy tales, or greek mythology, or German, or French, Russian... Pick literally any collection of fairy tales, seriously any of them.

  • Paloma Astudillo Montenegro


  • Lily Rogers
    Lily Rogers Dia atrás +1

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

  • Jorge Gutierrez
    Jorge Gutierrez Dia atrás


  • James Troll
    James Troll Dia atrás

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

  • Mild Menace
    Mild Menace Dia atrás +1

    I always figured Donkey was based on Balaam's donkey in Numbers 22 in the Bible and the writers/directers/etc. wrote it in as a slight that the Bible is a "fairy tale". My problems with this are the donkey in Numbers is a female, there aren't any other Biblical characters (such as giants or etc) I can recall that are included in the Shrek franchise, and y'all have substantially more evidence to support your theory while I have conducted no research and merely made an assumption. However, my answers to this are: the cast was most likely already selected and the movie was written as a buddy comedy (thus Eddie Murphy as a casting made more sense than a female companion), the executives probably didn't want to obviously or directly offend anyone coming to see their movie, and I'll just have to do some research to clearly falsify my assumption. But hey, that's just a theory, a film theory.

  • Linnea Mast
    Linnea Mast Dia atrás

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

  • Phillip Page
    Phillip Page Dia atrás

    We made a cult and I am father shrek tier

  • WinterSplinterM.II
    WinterSplinterM.II Dia atrás

    The lady who sold him could also have been his slaver

    CMTXRATED Dia atrás +6

    Director watches this film: “very interesting..”

  • Isaiah Gordon
    Isaiah Gordon Dia atrás

    But the island people are evil so maybe the kids aren't all bad which could mean donkey is an orphan who sticks to his survival instincts like not talking to the knight, not speaking of the island, and doing whatever it takes not to be captured again. And the fact that he puts himself in harms way for shrek after all his trauma shows he has grown as a person.

  • Vanessa Pavia
    Vanessa Pavia 2 dias atrás

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

  • I have an uncle too
    I have an uncle too 2 dias atrás

    Shut the fuck up Matpat, you’re irrelevant

  • Manuel Camelo
    Manuel Camelo 2 dias atrás +1

    MATT you douche !
    You just forgot to mention that at the very beginning of SHREK 1, Donkey does everything in his power to NOT TALK at all with the Guards.
    The old lady is trying to sell him probably because Donkey told her WTF was going on in Pleasure Island.
    This Might be the main reason of why Donkey later doesn't speak about the thing with no one. Even the Trustful Shrek.

  • Manuel Camelo
    Manuel Camelo 2 dias atrás +1


  • Invader Sploot
    Invader Sploot 2 dias atrás

    Do an Invader Zim theory!

  • Logan Douglas
    Logan Douglas 2 dias atrás

    If that means blood is on donkeys hands, that means blood is on everyone's hands for being a consumer we have the power to stop the atrocities in 3rd world countries buy not buying the products that they send to us.

  • NintendoKid139
    NintendoKid139 2 dias atrás

    What happened to Donkey's clothes? Hmm?

  • Roylana Brewton
    Roylana Brewton 2 dias atrás

    Well that got dark 😭😭

  • Gr8est Funnygum
    Gr8est Funnygum 2 dias atrás +7

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

  • Dee Gloss
    Dee Gloss 2 dias atrás

    My guess is that hes one of the children from Pinocchio

  • Amelia Gaska
    Amelia Gaska 2 dias atrás +9

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

  • NeumanProductions
    NeumanProductions 2 dias atrás +3

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

  • Aria Angelical
    Aria Angelical 2 dias atrás

    what about Bremen's Donkey

  • Stacey Sales
    Stacey Sales 2 dias atrás

    That was dark.

  • Swag God
    Swag God 2 dias atrás

    Doesn't Donkey talk about going to high school? Also college. If he got caught at Pleasure Island, then he would not have been old enough to go to college because the kids are quite young in Pinnochio. This is even pointed out in one of Schafrillas' videos about Shrek that you plugged in the video. It is absurd, but so is this theory.

  • Blade Shotz
    Blade Shotz 2 dias atrás


  • Luče p
    Luče p 2 dias atrás

    What about Town Musicians of Bremen. There is a talking donkey there too. And much like the donkey in Shrek the donkey in Town Musicians of Bremen is musical.

  • Faustas Pocius
    Faustas Pocius 2 dias atrás +1

    Shrek 5 plot

  • Jason Knowles
    Jason Knowles 3 dias atrás

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

  • Richard Galpo
    Richard Galpo 3 dias atrás

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

  • Destructo 191
    Destructo 191 3 dias atrás

    Count the years for how long one movie came after the other to see if donkey should be a adult donkey in shrek because he was a donkey when he was a kid just saying to make that theory into a yes series

  • Technically a Grammar Nazi
    Technically a Grammar Nazi 3 dias atrás +3

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

  • Alex Young
    Alex Young 3 dias atrás

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

  • Toesheo
    Toesheo 3 dias atrás +1

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

  • Spam Email
    Spam Email 3 dias atrás

    I’m just confused about one thing. When puss and donkey switch bodies, and transport near far far away, donkey says “I haven’t been on a ride like that since college”. So if he was a boy when he first transformed, why would he say that?

  • GopnikRaptor
    GopnikRaptor 3 dias atrás

    Imagine a donkey coming out of your vagina...

  • Phillips, My'Love (8C/1920)

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

  • Elani
    Elani 3 dias atrás +2

    I use to hate Pinocchio bc of the donkey parts
    can u do a thearory about why Minnie mouse's cat was also Pinnocios parents cat I always wondered that

  • Brown Buns
    Brown Buns 3 dias atrás

    Back at making quality

  • Coffee Beans
    Coffee Beans 3 dias atrás

    However, there’s a part in Shrek where Shrek kicks Donkey outside and Donkey says “Oh this is alright I mean I’m a donkey, I was born outside anyway...”

  • xander du plessis
    xander du plessis 3 dias atrás

    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

  • Miriah Ballmer
    Miriah Ballmer 3 dias atrás

    Where did a talking cat who wears boots come from ?

  • Julia Dayus
    Julia Dayus 3 dias atrás


  • Atzhary Sanchez
    Atzhary Sanchez 3 dias atrás


  • Beefcakes Mchunkerson
    Beefcakes Mchunkerson 3 dias atrás +6

    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?

  • Sarah Midnight
    Sarah Midnight 3 dias atrás +2

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

  • Gustavo Garcia
    Gustavo Garcia 3 dias atrás +1

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

  • The Tempted Man
    The Tempted Man 3 dias atrás

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