Janja (Shrek) (2001) Poster


"Janja (Shrek)" Trailer

Davidchannel's movie-spoofs of Dreamworks Animation SKG's 2001 computer-animated comedy film Shrek. It's loosely based on the 1990 fairy tale picture book with the same name by William Steig.


  • Shrek - Janja (The Lion Guard)
  • Donkey - Alebrije (Legend Quest)
  • Princess Fiona (Human) - Anna (Frozen)
  • Princess Fiona (Ogre) - Jasiri (The Lion Guard)
  • Lord Farquaad - Jafar (Aladdin; 1992)
  • Dragon - Tina Rex (The Amazing World of Gumball) (I Sharing her with Uranimated18)
  • Big Bad Wolf - Classified (The Penguins of Madagascar)
  • Three Blind Mice - Templeton (Charlotte's Web; 1973), Remy and Emile (Ratatouille)
  • Three Little Pigs - Leonard, Ross (The Angry Birds Movie 2) and Porky Pig (Looney Tunes)
  • Gingy - Junior Asparagus (VeggieTales)
  • Pinocchio - himself (Disney)
  • The Magic Mirror - Genie (Aladdin)
  • Thelonius - Knuckles (The Swan Princess 2: The Secret of the Castle)
  • Monsieur Hood - Sinbad (Simbad: Legends of the Seven Seas)
  • Merry Men - Sinbad's Pirates (Simbad: Legends of the Seven Seas)
  • Papa Bear - Kenai Bear (Brother Bear)
  • Mama Bear - Nita Bear (Brother Bear 2)
  • Baby Bear - Koda (Brother Bear)
  • Donkey's Old Owner - Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians; 1961)
  • Peter Pan - Himself (Disney)
  • Tinkerbell - Herself (Disney)
  • Cinderella - Herself (Disney)
  • Snow White - Herself (Disney)
  • The Seven Dwarfs - Themselves (Disney)
  • Angry Mob - Settlers (Free Birds) and Villagers (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Captain of the Guards - Captain of the Royal Guard (Tangled)
  • Guards - Royal Guards (Tangled)
  • Witch - Eden (Aladdin: The Series)
  • Guard who break the Witch's Broom - Brutish Guard (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Couple of children from "The Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe" - Dipper and Mabel (Gravity Falls)
  • Witches - The Sandersen Sisters (Hocus Pocus)
  • Fairy Goodmothers - Flora, Fauna and Merryweather (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Pied Piper - Himself (Disney)
  • Frog - The Frog (The Aristocats)
  • Snake - Kaa (The Jungle Book)
  • Mister Gepetto - Himself (Disney)
  • Bird Fiona sings to - Bird Wart (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Shrek (Knight) - Night Watcher (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Woman who screams "Give him the chair" - Lady Julianna (Quest for Camelot; 1998)
  • Woman Cheering "Alright" - Wendy Corduroy (Gravity Falls)
  • Priest - Archdeacon (The Hunchback of Notre Dame; 1996)
  • Guard next to Lord Farquaad - Phoebus (The Hunchback of Notre Dame; 1996)


Janja is an anti-social and highly-territorial spotted hyena who loves the solitude of his Outlands. His life is interrupted after the sorcerer Lord Jafar of Duloc exiles a countless number of fairytale creatures to Janja's swamp. Angered by the intrusion, he decides to pay Jafar a visit and demand they be moved elsewhere. He reluctantly allows the talkative Alebrije, who was exiled as well, to tag along and guide him to Duloc.

Meanwhile, Jafar tortures Junior Asparagus for the location of fairytale creatures still in hiding. His guards interrupt and present him with Snow White's Genie. Upon asking the Genie if his kingdom is the fairest of them all, Jafar is told he is not even a king and must marry a princess to become one. He decides to pursue Princess Anna, who is locked in a castle tower guarded by a tyrannosaurus rex. Unwilling to perform the task himself, he organizes a tournament in which the winner receives the "privilege" of rescuing Anna. Janja and Alebrije arrive during the tournament and easily defeat a swarm of Jafar's knights. Jafar proclaims them champions and demands that they rescue Anna. Janja negotiates to have the fairytale creatures relocated if he succeeds, and Jafar accepts.

Janja and Alebrije travel to the castle and are attacked by Tina Rex, who corners Alebrije. In desperation, he sweet-talks her, and she starts to fall in love with him. Meanwhile, Janja locates Anna, who is appalled at his lack of romanticism and the fact he had not slain Tina Rex. They flee the castle after rescuing Alebrije, but when Janja reveals that he is an hyena, Anna refuses to go to Duloc unless Jafar himself arrives, so Janja simply carries her. That night after setting up camp, Anna goes off alone and Janja explains to Alebrije his frustration with being judged by his looks. Anna overhears and decides to be kind to Janja. The next day, they encounter a condescending Sinbad and his band of Merry Pirates, and Anna dispatches them easily with martial arts when they attack. Janja is impressed with Anna, and they begin to fall in love.

When the trio nears Duloc, Anna takes shelter in a windmill for the evening. Alebrije hears strange noises from within and investigates, discovering that Anna has transformed into an Hyena. She explains she has been cursed since childhood, forced to transform every night after sunset and changing back at sunrise. She tells Alebrije only "true love's kiss" will break the spell and change her to "love's true form". Meanwhile, Janja is about to confess his feelings to Anna, when he overhears the conversation as she is calling herself an "ugly beast". Believing that Anna was talking about him, Janja angrily leaves and returns the next morning with Jafar. Confused and hurt by Janja's abrupt hostility toward her, Anna accepts Jafar's marriage proposal and requests they be married before nightfall. Janja abandons Alebrije and returns to his now-vacated swamp.

Angered, Alebrije arrives at the swamp and confronts a still upset Janja. During their quarrel, Alebrije explains that the "ugly beast" Anna was referring to was someone else, and the two reconcile. Alebrije urges Janja to express his feelings for Anna before she marries, and the two quickly travel to Duloc by riding Tina Rex, whom Alebrije is now in a relationship with.

Janja interrupts the wedding just before the ceremony completes and tells Anna that Jafar is only marrying her to become king. The sun sets as Anna transforms into an Hyena in front of everyone, causing a surprised Janja to understand what he overheard. Outraged, Jafar orders Janja executed and Jasiri (Anna) detained. Guided by Alebrije, Tina Rex bursts in and devours Jafar alive, much to the delight of the people of Duloc. Janja and Jasiri profess their love and share a kiss. Jasiri assumes "love's true form" as the curse predicted, and remains an hyena permanently. No longer believing she is beautiful, Jasiri is consoled by Janja, who tells her she always has been. They get married in the swamp surrounded by other fairytale creatures, and leave on their honeymoon.

Scenes Index:

  1. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 1 - Opening Credits (♪ All Star ♪)
  2. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 2 - The Flying Talking Alebrije
  3. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 3 - The Odd Couple
  4. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 4 - Unwanted Visitors
  5. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 5 - Lord Jafar/Genie the Magic Mirror
  6. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 6 - Welcome to Duloc
  7. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 7 - Hyenas are like Onions
  8. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 8 - Crossing the Bridge
  9. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 9 - Facing Off Tina Rex
  10. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 10 - Rescuing Princess Anna
  11. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 11 - Escaping from the Castle
  12. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 12 - Janja Removes his Metal Helmet
  13. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 13 - Making Camp
  14. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 14 - Under the Stars
  15. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 15 - Jafar Fantazies Princess Anna
  16. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 16 - Monsieur Sinbad
  17. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 17 - Heading to Duloc (♪ My Bevoled Monster and Me ♪)
  18. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 18 - Weedrat Dinner
  19. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 19 - Alebrije discovers the Princess's Secret
  20. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 20 - Sunrise/Jafar's Proposal/Wedding Preparation (♪ Hallelujah ♪)
  21. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 21 - That's What Friends Are For
  22. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 22 - Wedding/The Sunset/Jafar's Demise
  23. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 23 - The True Love's True Form/A Happy Ending (♪ I'm A Believer ♪)
  24. "Janja (Shrek)" Part 24 - End Credits

Movie Used:

  • Shrek (2001)

Clips of Movies/TV Shows Used:

  • The Lion Guard (2016-present)
  • Legend Quest (2017)
  • Legend Quest: Masters of Myth (2019)
  • Frozen (2013)
  • Frozen 2 (2019)
  • Frozen Fever
  • Olaf's Frozen Adventure
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • The Return of Jafar (1994)
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
  • The Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
  • Charlotte's Web (1973)
  • Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Adventure
  • Ratatouille
  • The Angry Birds Movie 1 & 2
  • Looney Tunes
  • The Looney Tunes Show
  • Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production
  • Space Jam
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • VeggieTales
  • The Swan Princess 2: The Secret of the Castle (1997)
  • Simbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  • Brother Bear (2003)
  • Brother Bear 2
  • 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  • 101 Dalmatians (TV Series)
  • 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure
  • 101 Dalmatians Street
  • Peter Pan (1953)
  • Peter Pan 2: Return to Neverland
  • Jake and the Neverland Pirates
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True
  • Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Free Birds
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Tangled
  • Tangled: The Series
  • Tangled: Ever After
  • Aladdin (TV Show)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • Gravity Falls (2013)
  • Pied Piper (Disney)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
  • The Jungle Book: Jungle Rhytm
  • Jungle Cubs: Born to be Wild (Cutscenes)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Quest for Camelot (1998)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 (2002)

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