Donkey is a total chatterbox and constantly annoys everyone with his talking and singing. Regardless, he still remains as Shrek's best friend.
However, in the series, he is an arrogant, self-absorbed famous jerk, steaming from his life of being bullied in school and from his life of stardom and money. He is also selfish and self-centered as he refused to go to Hunter's school due to the children throwing fits and instead suggested to Larry to inform his son about the then-upcoming Shrek the Third. He was also unconcerned for his stunt double's well-being and when Jermece was injured, he told him to do it again, but more dangerous. Of course, this isn't canon to the Shrek franchise.
However, he showed a little compassion for Hunter since the teasing reminded him of the bullying he got in school as a teenager.
Donkey is gray and has a black mane. In his youth, he wore braces.
- Donkey being bullied was later used as a one-liner in Shrek the Third.
- He is the first DreamWorks character from a film to appear in a TV series. The next ones were the Penguins, Julien, Maurice, Mort, and the chimps from the Madagascar franchise, followed by the Kung Fu Panda characters.
- Donkey said that Shrek the Third would come out in 2006, but it really came out in 2007. The reason for this is unknown.
- He is the only character from a film to appear in the series.