Not my gumdrop buttons!

–Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man (also known as Gingy) is a gingerbread cookie that was baked by the Muffin Man. He is a supporting character in the Shrek series.



Gingy was created by the Muffin Man, along with the rest of the Gingerbread people. Some years later, he attended Cookie Academy in Home Economics.

Sometime later, he got married to a red-head gingerbread woman, but the relationship did not last.



Gingy being tortured by Lord Farquaad.

Gingy is being tortured by the evil Lord Farquaad. Farquaad had ordered his evil henchman Thelonious to drown Gingy in milk and rip off his legs so he couldn't escape. Farquaad went on to taunt him by making his legs run around while saying, "Run, run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" threw one of his legs at him and crumbled his other leg to pieces. When Gingy wouldn't give Farquaad straight answers, he threatened to take off his gumdrop buttons. So the Gingerbread Man started to talk about how the Muffin Man was hiding them (most likely lying). When the Magic Mirror arrived, Gingy was thrown into the trash by Farquaad.

At the end of the movie, Gingy is fine and his leg not crumbled by Lord Farquaad got glued back on with white glaze, while a candy cane made up for the one Farquaad crushed.

Shrek 2

Gingy finally gets his other leg replaced. While Shrek, Princess Fiona, and Donkey go to Far Far Away, Gingy and the other fairy tale creatures watch over the swamp.

He isn't seen again until later on when he sees Shrek, Donkey, and Puss in Boots getting arrested. The group then goes to the prison and helps the trio escape. Afterwards, Shrek and Gingerbread Man go to the Muffin Man's house and make a giant gingerbread man named Mongo. Using Mongo, Shrek breaks into the castle, but Mongo remains in the moat, after he has hot milk poured onto him by the guards. Gingy was grieved and almost got stuck in the moat himself but got lifted off Mongo by Puss.

The Gingerbread Man also helps Shrek defeat the Fairy Godmother at the end of the film.

Shrek the Third


Gingy in the baby carrier

Gingy gave a present to Fiona, where he and Pinocchio gave her a baby carrier.

When Prince Charming and Captain Hook broke in, they demanded to know where Shrek was. Gingy refused to tell, and when confronted by Hook, his life flashed before his own eyes. He was placed in a deserted bakery, but was rescued by Donkey and Puss in Boots.

Gingy was also at the big rescue seen in the end, where he slid down Rapunzel's hair, revealing that it was really a wig.

Shrek the Halls

Gingy reveals that he's afraid of Santa Claus because he ate his girlfriend Suzy; though no one believes him.

At the climax, when Shrek and the gang go outside and see Santa riding in his sleigh, Gingy runs back inside screaming.

Shrek Forever After

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Gingy as a ninja fighting animal crackers in the alternative version of Far Far Away

When Shrek enters the alternate reality, Gingy is seen fighting animals crackers as a gladiator, using a lollipop as a weapon.

Later, he is seen approaching Shrek, offering information on Rumpelstiltskin. Unfortunately, a fat and lazy Puss eats him before he's able to convey any information to Shrek. However, when Shrek returns to the real world at the end, the real Gingy is still alive and well.

In a deleted scene shows Gingy fighting along with Pinocchio, The Big Bad Wolf , The Three Little Pigs and The Three Blind Mice against Shrek. He also uses his Animal Crackers to attack Shrek.

Video Game Appearances

Gingy is one of the playable characters in Shrek 2 (video game). He is playable in "Shrek's Swamp", "Ogre Killer", "Walking The Path", "Jack and Jill's Farm", "Prison Break", "The Mines" and "Cookie, Cookie". His special ability allows him to throw sweet-smelling cookies which have the ability to distract enemies and animals.

Gingy appeared in Shrek Super Slam as one of the 10 starting characters. His Super Slam has him spin around while throwing candy.

He also appeared in Shrek Smash and Crash Racing as one of the four racers that are unlocked from the start. Gingy's kart is the Cupcake Horse that Donkey created from a picnic basket with the Fairy Godmother's magic wand. Gingy's personal item is the candy cane.


  • In the Scared Shrekless segment, The Bride of Gingy, the Muffin Man's process in creating sentient sweets is fully revealed. This could hint that Gingy is not a creation of magic, but of science. It can also be assumed in Shrek 2 with the creation of his brother Mongo, and him yelling "It's alive!", a line from the 1931 horror classic Frankenstein.



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