Far Far Away

The Kingdom of Far Far Away is a kingdom in the Shrek Universe.

Its name is based upon the traditional opening line for many children's stories: Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far, away....


In the Shrek 2 storybook, the Kingdom of Far Away appears to be located at the edge of the sea, on a peninsula, or an island. The kingdom is modeled after Beverly Hills/Hollywood Blvd, but in a unique way since the Shrek Universe takes place in the 16th century. The city/town is the main and only town of Far Far Away. Its structures are similar to the Medieval/Renaissance architecture style. Most houses and structures are similar to castles and fortresses. Far Far Away features a shopping district that resembles the famous shopping district Rodeo Drive, and where many of its stores are parodied. It also features the Palace where the ruling King or Queen resides. It is the most visualized structure in the land and can be seen from anywhere in the town. The kingdom mostly appears as the residence and home of many Fairytale creatures and princesses that live happily ever after in luxury. Most of the kingdom is based as a tourist attraction where residents can visit their fairytale stars through coaches/carriages and star maps. Some of these celebrities include Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, etc...

Political Information

Government system: Traditional Monarchy

Ruler: Monarch (King or Queen regnant)

Most recent known Monarch: Arthur Pendragon

Rulers: Harold (King) and Lillian (Queen); Prince Charming (Dethroned)

Far Far Away is a traditional monarchy ruled by a King or Queen.

Besides the Far Far Away sign (modeled after the Hollywood sign), the kingdom also features many parody puns of many sites and brands based from real life. Some examples include:

  • Abercrombie and Witch
  • Friar's Fat Boy
  • Ye Olde Foot Locker
  • Burger Prince
  • Farbuck's Coffee
  • Romeo Drive
  • Baskin Robin Hood
  • Gap Queen
  • Old MacDonald's
  • Old Knavery
  • and other brands, as shown in Shrek 2.

Notable residents

King Harold And Queen Lillian

A list of residents who live, or have lived, in Far Far Away.