Oh, dear!

–The Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmothers are three fairies who appear in the first Shrek film. They are presumably based on the three fairies from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.


The Fairy Godmothers are exiled along with the other fairytale creatures to Shrek's swamp, after probably being sold to Lord Farquaad by Sleeping Beauty. While taking refuge in the swamp, they are frightened by Shrek's ranting and yelling and they fly back to their tent. However, the Fairy Godmothers later cheer Shrek and Donkey on their journey to Duloc and bob along after him as they go off to set things right.


One of the Fairy Godmothers preparing to cast a spell.

At the end of the film, the Fairy Godmothers are seen at Shrek and Fiona's wedding. The Fairy Godmother dressed in pink (an homage to Flora) uses her wand to turn the Three Blind Mice into three white horses as well as an onion into a carriage (a reference to Cinderella) for the newly weds to ride off to their honeymoon. The Fairy Godmothers then watch on with the others as they ride off into the sunset.

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