'Shrek' Fan Spots Heartbreaking Detail in Animated Movie

A Shrek fan has taken to Twitter to unveil the dark story behind the three bears in the first film.

The animated movie, which was released in 2001, is known for its fairy-tale plot and funny dialogue.

The movie about a loveable ogre stars Mike Myers as the protagonist, who teams up with a hyper-active Donkey played by Eddie Murphy.

However, one aspect of the plot that you most likely missed is the horrific fate of one of the bears in the film.

Posting to Twitter on July 1, an account by the name of @SanadeSweet shared footage of a man watching the film with the caption: "The way my mouth dropped... what !?!?!!"

The camera is focused on a scene where the three bears are all being held in cages and the man's voice can be heard saying: "Alright, we're watching Shrek. We've got the three bears: Daddy Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear.

"Baby Bear is crying because the cage is too small. Mama Bear got the pink bow, remember that. Mama Bear got the pink bow, remember that pink bow."

After showing this scene the man fast-forwards to when the Papa Bear and Baby Bear have been freed and are sitting together.

The way my mouth dropped… what !?!?!! 😳😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/JCWwFTPooE

— Sanade ♥ 🇯🇲 (@SanadeSweet) July 1, 2021

The man then says: "Now we've got two bears. Papa Bear and Baby Bear... but no Mama Bear.

He asks: "They are free but Baby Bear is still crying and Papa Bear still looks sad, but why?"

The man then cuts to a scene in Lord Farquaad's room, with the camera panning across the floor until it stops at a rug that has Mama Bear's head, pink bow still intact.

The man exclaims: "Bruh... bruh... bruh!"

This revelation of Mama Bear's untimely fate has caused a stir online, having already been seen by 4.3 million people.

Many rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts on this hidden secret.

One Twitter user, Fayathé, wrote: "I've always wondered why they put dark s**t like this in movies that's supposed to be for kids... something so sinister about that to me."

Another person, Mac Kahey, replied to this by saying: "It's a family movie, not just a kid film.

"So they always sprinkle in some dark obscure adult humor that usually flies over kids heads. Rewatch Madagascar, the s**t is FILLED with it."

Simra commented: "You're telling me I used to watch this and have a grand old time? Childhood was DARK."

Animated characters Shrek and Fiona
A film fan has shared a hidden dark aspect of the film "Shrek" on Twitter. Getty Images/Chris Polk/FilmMagic