A convincing fan theory suggests Shrek's Donkey comes from Pinocchio.
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The original Shrek was based on the children's book of the same name.
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Donkey was first introduced in the original film, which spawned a huge franchise.
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The character has appeared in every sequel, though his origin story is never revealed.
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Reddit user YeremyV suggests Donkey actually comes from Pinocchio's Pleasure Island scene.
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This reveals wayward boys are transformed into donkeys and sold but can still talk.
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This backstory lines up surprisingly well with what the movie's reveal about Donkey.
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Maybe a future sequel will confirm this, but for now it has fans convinced.
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