Donkey is a major character from the Shrek franchise who appeared on the first Shrek film where he became friends with Shrek after first meeting him and he has a crush on Dragon, he is voiced by Eddie Murphy.
Why He's Everyone's Favorite Donkey
- In the same vein as Patrick, Dory, Mater and Scrat, he's one of the most memorable comic reliefs in all of animation and movies in general, not only having made a ton of internet memes, but stealing the spotlight whenever he appears too.
- He is one of the funniest things about the Shrek films and what made them so well remembered by many people.
- Eddie Murphy, who memorably voiced Mushu, does a brilliant job voicing him.
- When he first meets Shrek, Donkey wasn’t scared of him and immediately became friends with him.
- He is often misjudged for being foolish and annoying, but he's also very smart and helpful when needed.
- He is usually optimistic and likes to have fun. At the same time, his oddball nature is pretty comedic.
- He is also very nice and friendly to Shrek and Fiona.
- After finding out about Fiona's secret about transforming into an ogre at sunset, Donkey comforts her and convinces Fiona to tell her secret to Shrek.
- He reforms Dragon by turning her into his girlfriend by expressing his feelings to her.
- He also makes a good advisor about love to Shrek and helps him show his feelings for Fiona.
- He is very honest and means well.
- He gave us several memorable and funny quotes such as "I’m Makin' Waffles!"
- He has spawned several internet memes. Much to the point of being a memeable character.
- He is also surprisingly a good singer such as with "I’m a Believer" and "Living La Vida Loca".
- He can be extremely clingy towards his best friend Shrek, whom he constantly yet unintentionally annoys.
- He often picks on his second-best friend, Puss in Boots.
- His origin is very debatable.
- He was woefully underused in Shrek The Third, where acts as little more than those two guys with Puss, when the movie easily could have expanded on that of him being a father to the dronkeys to give him some interesting development with Shrek regarding the latter's fears of being a father and illustrate their differences in parenting philosophies. However, his role as a father is almost completely forgotten barring a couple scenes with the dronkeys.