Shrek Forever After is the supposed final chapter for its beloved characters. As such, Shrek Forever After needs to be a big sendoff for them, although they won’t close the series alone. Each Shrek film introduces many new friends and foes from the fairy tale world, and this one is no different. The heroes of the franchise seemed to have met all obstacles en route to three happily ever afters. However, Shrek Forever After has one more major challenge for the gang, as they show how far they’ve come in two different realities.
The title character of Shrek Forever After started out as a mean, dirty, lonely ogre. As his fourth adventure begins, he has now settled down into being a family man. But for those who prefer Shrek as a crude, grumpy ogre instead of being domesticated, he is thinking along those same lines too.
This sets the whole plot of Shrek Forever After forward, as he wants to spend one day as his old self. But thanks to an evil trick, that one day sends Shrek to a world where he never existed, and his friends, loved ones and home have changed. It seems that Shrek’s final chapter will remind him of what he’s gained since we first saw him – and what he realizes he can never give up.
Like her husband, Fiona has come a long way from the original. The princess turned ogre is now a full blown mommy in Shrek Forever After, although that too changes in the alternate universe. Thanks to Shrek’s wish, Fiona is no longer royalty, and has to lead a full blown resistance of ogres to save the kingdom.
Throughout the franchise, Fiona has been quite adept in a fight scene or two. In Shrek Forever After, she takes her warrior side to new extremes, and has no time for anything else. That is, until a mysterious but somewhat familiar ogre joins the cause.
Puss In Boots
Puss isn’t a member of the original gang, as he broke in halfway through the sequel. But the adorable/deadly feline has become as beloved as Shrek himself in just two movies. And although Puss and Donkey sometimes go together like dogs and cats, they are the among the major comedy duos of the series.
But in Shrek Forever After, the new version of Puss has really let himself go. With a Garfield-esq belly, Puss will need to be useful in other ways if Shrek is to set things right. Yet no matter what reality they’re in, Puss and Donkey are always set to bicker and banter together.
The legendary trickster follows the footsteps of Shrek villains like Lord Farquaad, the Fairy Godmother and Prince Charming. But ‘Rumpel’ has been waiting to collect a debt since the very beginning, and Shrek’s midlife crisis gives him his chance. Their iron clad contract sets Shrek Forever After in motion, creating a reality where Rumpelstiltskin rules Far Far Away – and he won’t break the deal without a fight.
For those who don’t recognize which celebrity voices Rumpelstiltskin, it’s because he isn’t voiced by one. The villain is actually voiced by story editor Walt Dohrn, whose test recordings made him the surprise choice to keep the job.
Another new major character in Shrek Forever After directly challenges Rumpelstiltskin’s rule. Brogan is a fellow ogre who runs the resistance with Fiona – causing Shrek to keep an eye on him. But Brogan is just one of many ogres alongside Shrek and Fiona this time.
Although Brogan is an ogre, no one would give that description to his voice actor. Naturally, the producers thought of Don Draper himself, Jon Hamm, to even make an ogre sound dashing.
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