Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is first seen in Shrek 2, arriving at the ball of Shrek and Fiona. She is coming out of her carriage and falls onto the floor, because she is sleeping. In Shrek the Third she has a much larger role as one of Fiona's best friends and is attending Fiona's baby shower. She wears green and has brown hair. She is good and helps to get out of the castle and back to help Shrek by doing what she does best, sleeping! She, along with Snow White, Doris, Cinderella, Fiona, and Queen Lillian, get back to Shrek in time.

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Sleeping Beauty is a fictional character in the Shrek film series. She cameos in Shrek 2 but appears more prominently in Shrek The Third. She is voiced by Cheri Oteri. She is based on the fairy-tale character, Sleeping Beauty.

Sleeping Beauty is friends with Princess Fiona. Like the character she is based on, she literally sleeps a lot. This implies that she suffers from narcolepsy in which she sleeps during inappropriate times. She actually can avoid knights by falling onto the ground, tripping the knights down.

In Shrek 2, Sleeping Beauty is shown in a poorly drawn picture in Fiona's diary. It explains that she has a party with all the other princesses. However, Princess Fiona is not allowed to go due to her ogre-appearance charm that takes place every night. She is briefly mentioned when the Fairy Godmother is explaining to Shrek that ogres don't live happily ever after.
Later, she cameos in the film but receives no dialogue. Sleeping Beauty is seen when a limo pulls up at the red carpet to the Royal Far Far Away Ball. When the door opens, Sleeping Beauty falls to the ground, still sleeping. In the film, she is wearing a blue dress with a crown.

In Shrek the Third Sleeping Beauty appears more prominently in the film. However, she receives a design change such as that instead of her old blue dress, she is now wearing a white-green dress. She becomes friends with Princess Fiona prior to the events of the film.
She first appears in Fiona's baby shower. However, Prince Charming interrupts Fiona's baby shower and takes over the throne. She escapes with Fiona, Queen Lillian and the other princesses. She is later betrayed by Rapunzel and imprisoned in a dungeon. They manage to escape and they head towards the castle. Snow White tricks the guards: talking trees, by singing a high tone to charm the animals and suddenly command them to attack the trees. Her plan works and they enter the castle's grounds and avoided the knights who are guarding. While trying to get into the castle, Sleeping Beauty (due to her suffering from narcolepsy) yawns and falls onto the ground. This causes the knights to trip over her and fall, unconscious.
Sleeping Beauty, along with the other princesses and Queen Lillian, arrives just in time to stop Prince Charming from killing Shrek before the entire kingdom. After Charming is defeated, she is seen talking to the other princesses in the background and not seen again in the remainder of the film.

Sleeping Beauty is confirmed to appear in the Shrek Goes Fourth, set to be released theatrically in 2010. Cheri Oteri will reprise her voicings.


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From Shrek 2

From Shrek the Third

Credit for the Shrek 2 screencaptures goes to WaderingDream's Screencap Gallery and for Shrek the Third to Shrek.Com and The Internet Movie Database.