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Shrek franchise
 General Information
Films: Shrek
Shrek 2
Shrek the Third
Shrek Forever After

Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Characters: See Category:Characters.
Based off of: Shrek!

The Shrek franchise is a set of movies, spin-offs, TV series, and video games which generally revolve around Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Fiona, and other characters. The series is characterized by its fantastical mixed fairytale setting, as well as its blend of colorful designs and slapstick with adult-oriented humor, satire and pop-culture references.


Shrek (2001)

Main article: Shrek

Shrek, a solitary ogre, finds a surprise when fairy tale creatures are sent to live in his swamp by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek befriends a talking Donkey, and the two set off to meet with Lord Farquaad. Lord Farquaad needs Princess Fiona to marry him so he will become king. So when Shrek and Donkey visit him, they are forced to rescue her from an enormous fire-breathing dragon. The Dragon turns out to be a girl, and she falls in love with Donkey. Donkey, Shrek, and Fiona escape, and Dragon chases them.

Once Shrek and Donkey rescue Fiona, they take her back to Lord Farquaad. Along the way, however, Shrek falls in love with Fiona. Fiona reveals she is cursed to Donkey and turns into an ogress at night. The only way the curse can be broken is by true love's first kiss. Fiona and Farquaad have a marriage ceremony, but they are interrupted by Shrek. Fiona reveals her curse and Farquaad sentences Shrek to death and Fiona to be locked back in the tower. Donkey and Dragon enter and Dragon eats Lord Farquaad. Shrek tells Fiona he loves her and she reciprocates. Shrek and Fiona kiss, and Fiona turns into an ogress permanently. Shrek gets his swamp back, and the two marry there. After a karaoke party, the two set off on their honeymoon to live "ugly ever after."

Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party (2001)

Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party is a three minute musical short film, included on the 2001 Shrek VHS and the Shrek Two Disc Special Edition DVD. It takes place during the last scene of Shrek (before Shrek and Fiona leave on their honeymoon), with the film's characters performing a medley of modern pop songs.

Shrek 4-D (2003)

Main article: Shrek 4-D

Shrek 4-D, also known as Shrek 3-D, Shrek 4D Adventure, Shrek's Never Before Seen Adventure, and The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, is a 4-D film ride at various theme parks around the world. It premiered in 2003 at Universal Studios Florida, and was released on DVD. The short takes place right after the first Shrek film. Lord Farquaad returns from the dead to kidnap Princess Fiona and it is up to Shrek and Donkey to rescue her.

Shrek 2 (2004)

Main article: Shrek 2

The second film opens with Prince Charming on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from the Dragon. When he gets there, he finds the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood and the The Three Little Pigs in Fiona's bed. He asks the wolf where Fiona is and the wolf tells him that she is on her honeymoon with Shrek. Once Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon, they find Donkey in the swamp who tells them he and Dragon are going through a rough patch. They then get invited to the land of Far Far Away by Fiona’s parents and who want to bless their marriage. When they arrive Shrek and Fiona aren’t what they expected. The evil Prince Charming and his mother, the Fairy Godmother, are trying to break up Shrek’s marriage by making Fiona fall in love with Prince Charming. However it doesn’t work and Shrek and Fiona stay together. Shrek and Donkey get a new sidekick called Puss in Boots. They have a lengthy quest to search the Fairy Godmother's cottage to get a love potion. Shrek goes to Fiona at the castle. At the end of the film, King Harold turns back into a frog after Fairy Godmother's demise, and Shrek and Fiona share true love's kiss once more- this time turning them into ogres for good.

Far Far Away Idol (2004)

Far Far Away Idol is a five minute short, released in November 2004, as an extra on the Shrek 2 DVD and VHS. It is based on American Idol and guest stars Simon Cowell. Taking place right after Shrek 2 ends, the film's supporting characters hold a singing competition, with Shrek, Fiona and Simon Cowell as the judges.

Shrek the Third (2007)

Main article: Shrek the Third

Shrek and Fiona are reluctantly reigning over Far, Far Away during King Harold's prolonged illness. The King promises that if they can find Fiona's cousin Artie, he will make him the next in line, so Shrek doesn't have to run the country after his death. As Shrek, Donkey and Puss set off to find Artie, Fiona reveals she is pregnant. Shrek is shocked as he believes he won't be a good father and will ruin his child's life. This is reinforced by his relationship with his father, 'he tried to eat me.' After finding Artie, Artie is frightened of being king, and they end up on an island where they meet Artie's former magic teacher, Merlin. Meanwhile Charming plots to overthrow Shrek and become king, but this is foiled by Shrek. The film ends with Shrek and Fiona caring for their ogre triplets and are joined by Queen Lillian, Donkey, Dragon, the Dronkeys and Puss.

Shrek the Halls (2007)

Main article: Shrek the Halls

Shrek the Halls is a 22 minute television special, set shortly after the events of Shrek the Third (and before the events of Shrek Forever After) as Shrek and Fiona's children are still infants, that premiered on the American television network ABC on Wednesday, November 28, 2007.

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Main article: Shrek Forever After

Shrek has become a domesticated family man, living happily with Princess Fiona and the triplets. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a "real ogre", Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far, Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king, Puss is fat, Donkey doesn't know who Shrek is, and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Shrek joins the Resistance and meets Fiona, but she doesn't love him. Rumpelstiltskin sets bounty on Shrek and uses the Pied Piper; as a reward for finding Shrek, he offers a "deal of a lifetime". Shrek turns himself in and instead of asking for his life back, frees the captured ogres. The ogres then ambush the palace, and Shrek and Fiona battle Dragon. As the twenty four hours are almost up and Shrek lays dying, Fiona kisses him and everything reverts to Shrek's universe. They are back at the party, and Rumpelstiltskin is officially defeated. At the end, instead of storming out of the triplets birthday party Shrek kisses Fiona and appreciates all that he has, truly living happily forever after.

Scared Shrekless (2010)

It is Halloween, Shrek's favorite holiday. He is enjoying Halloween with his wife and children when their friends come into their house to scare Shrek. It fails and Donkey proposes that they tell scary stories to determine "The King of Halloween". They return to castle Duloc for the competition.

Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular (2010)

Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular is a five minute short released as a part of the holiday program Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular, which was released on December 7, 2010, with Shrek: The Whole Story box set and Shrek Forever After.

This short takes place in the Candy Apple, the new version of the Poison Apple. Donkey suggests everyone sing Christmas carols. Donkey sings "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". Shrek, Fiona, the Ogre children, and the army of ogres sing an ogre version of "Jingle Bells" (such as "Bug Cocoon, Lick the spoon. Try our cricket slurp). Puss in Boots sings "Feliz Navidad", although he titles it "Fleas Navidad". Then everyone sings "Jingle Bell Rock" as "Fairy Tale Rock".

Thriller Night (2011)

Thriller Night is a six minute short film parody of Michael Jackson's music video Thriller. It was directed by Gary Trousdale, and released on September 13, 2011, on the Scared Shrekless DVD. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 28, 2012, as a part of Shrek's Thrilling Tales (also known as DreamWorks Spooky Stories).

Deceased characters such as Lord Farquaad, Mongo, Fifi, Fairy Godmother, and King Harold in his frog form appear as zombies. A 3D version of the short was added in October 2011 to the Nintendo Video service for Nintendo 3DS owners.

The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011)

The Pig Who Cried Werewolf is a six minute 3D Halloween short film, directed by Gary Trousdale[30] and released on October 4, 2011, for a limited time, exclusively on the Nintendo Video service on Nintendo 3DS. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 28, 2012, as a part of Shrek's Thrilling Tales (also known as DreamWorks Spooky Stories).

The Three Little Pigs find themselves in trouble when they ignore the warning signs of a new neighbor moving in next door who takes on a ferocious form during a full moon.

Shrek 5 (2026)

On July 9th, 2024, a teaser animation of a '5' number with ogre ears was revealed on social media platforms such as X and Instagram by DreamWorks and Universal. A release date of July 1, 2026 was shown along with confirmation that Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz would reprise their roles. Walt Dohrn was also revealed as director, working alongside Minions: The Rise of Gru co-director, Brad Ableson. Shrek Forever After producer Gina Shay will also return for Shrek 5 as producer.

Untitled Donkey Spin-Off Film

In January 2023, in an interview with ETalk, Eddie Murphy expressed his enthusiasm in reprising his role as Donkey saying: "I'd do it in two seconds." He also displayed interest in a spin-off film starring the character, which Chris Meledandri would later share similar interest in the idea. However, it was still unclear whether the film had been greenlit. A year later in June 2024, Murphy confirmed that the Donkey spin-off had entered development, but all focus was still currently on Shrek 5.

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots (2011)

Main article: Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots is a computer-animated American action comedy film that was released on October 28, 2011. The film is based on and follows the character of Puss in Boots on his adventures with Kitty Softpaws and mastermind Humpty Dumpty years before the events of Shrek 2.

Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012)

Some days after the events of the film, Puss gets recruited by a Princess to guard the Three Diablos and defeat The Whisperer.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015)

Puss in Boots discovers a lost city called San Lorenzo that is protected by a spell. When the spell gets broken, Puss will stay as a protector of the city until the spell gets restored. Due to its extreme liberties with the source material, the show is neither canon to the Puss in Boots movies nor the Shrek movies.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

Main article: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Set after the events of Shrek Forever After, Puss is now a famous hero and he's known as a legend. However, he lost all of his Nine Lives except one. Fearing that he might die, Puss goes in a journey alongside Kitty Softpaws and his therapy dog Perrito to restore his Nine Lives with the Last Wish before "Big" Jack Horner, Goldilocks, The Three Bears and Death can kill him.

The Trident (2023)

Puss and Kitty recall the story of when they were after the trident of Poseidon, which led to one of Puss' deaths.

Video Games

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Movie adaptations

Each of the four Shrek films has received its own tie-in platformer title.

  • Shrek (2001) (launch title for the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube; noted for being one of the first commercial video games to make use of deferred shading, as well as the only Shrek game to be rated "T" for Teen).
  • Shrek 2 (2004): Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Windows Published by Activision.
  • Shrek the Third (2007): Xbox 360, Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance,and iOS. Published by Activision.


Spinoff Shrek games have been released throughout the series' lifespan, usually in-between movie releases.


  • Shrek Smash n' Crash Racing (2006): Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy Advance Published by Activision.
  • Shrek Kart (2009): iPhone, iPod Touch Was the first Shrek game to be exclusive to mobile phones. Ceased 2017-18.


  • Shrek Super Party (2003): Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and PlayStation 2. Published by TDK.


  • Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (2001): Game Boy Color Published by TDK. Notable for its negative reception, as it received a 0.5 rating from Game Informer.
  • Shrek Game Land Activity Center (2001): Microsoft Windows. Published by Activision and TDK.
  • Shrek Extra Large (2002): Nintendo GameCube. "Port" of the original Xbox game. Published by TDK.
  • Shrek 2 Activity Center: Twisted Fairy Tale Fun (2004): Microsoft Windows.
  • Shrek 2: Team Action (2004): Microsoft Windows
  • Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy (2004): Game Boy Advance
  • Shrek: Fiona's Rescue (2005): Sky Gamestar. Published by Denki. Ceased 2015. Only released in the UK.
  • Shrek: Disarming Charming (2005): Sky Gamestar. Published by Denki. Ceased 2015. Only released in the UK.
  • Shrek SuperSlam (2005) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Advance. Published by Activision. Notable for its competitive cult following; see its corresponding Wiki.
  • Shrek: Godmother's Revenge (2005): Sky Gamestar. Published by Denki. Ceased 2015. Only released in the UK.
  • Shrek: Double Trouble (2006): Sky Gamestar. Published by Denki. Ceased 2015. Only relesed in the UK.
  • Shrek: Imperial Peril (2006): Sky Gamestar. Published by Denki. Last iDTV game to be released under Sky Gamestar. Ceased 2015. Only released in the UK.
  • Shrek Jumble Rumble (2007): Sky Games. Published by Denki. First iDTV game to be released under Sky Games. Ceased 2015. Only released in the UK.
  • Shrek the Third (2007): Sky Games. Published by Denki. Ceased 2015. Only released in the UK.
  • Shrek n' Roll (2007): Xbox Live Arcade First Shrek game to be download only.
  • Shrek: Ogres & Dronkeys (2008): Nintendo DS. Published by Activision.
  • Shrek Bingo (2006): DVD
  • Shrek Forever After (2010): Sky Games. Published by Waterfront Entertainment. Final iDTV game to be released before Sky Games' demise. Ceased 2015. Only released in the UK.
  • Puss in Boots (2011): Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS. The final DreamWorks animation game published by THQ.
  • Shrek's Fairytale Kingdom (2012): iOS. Produced by Beeline Interactive
  • Shrek Alarm (2013): iOS. Produced by Blitz Games


There are quite a few educational Shrek games that exist for the V.Smile and V.Flash. They are aimed towards toddlers and young children. They include: Shrek the Third: Arthur's School Day Adventure (age 4 to 6), Shrek: Dragon's Tale (age 6 to 9) and Shrek the Third: The Search for Arthur (Unknown).



Main article: Shrek!

Shrek! is a picture book written and illustrated in 1990 by William Steig about a young ogre who finds the ogre of his dreams when he leaves home to see the world.[2] The name "Shrek" is derived from the Yiddish and German Schreck (Yiddish שרעק) meaning "fear" or "fright." The book served as the basis for the popular Shrek film series over a decade after its publication.

Shrek Comics (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse Comics released in 2003 three 32-page full color comic books featuring Shrek, Donkey and Fiona - Shrek #1,[51] Shrek #2,[52] and Shrek #3.[53] The comics were written by Mark Evanier and illustrated by Ramon Bachs and Raul Fernandez.

Shrek Comics (Ape Entertainment/KiZoic)

Ape Entertainment has also released under KiZoic label five full color comic books - a 52-page prequel to Shrek Forever After titled Shrek (2010), and four 32-page books: Shrek #1 (2010), Shrek #2 (2010), Shrek #3 (2011), and Shrek #4 (2011).[54]

Shrek Comics (Joe Books)

Joe Books released four issues of their own Shrek comics in 2016. These featured new adventures starring the characters spanning across several timelines.


  • The Shrek film series was the highest-grossing animated film series of all time until 2017, when it was surpassed by the Despicable Me series.