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When Shrek and Fiona travel to "Far Far Away" in Shrek 2, the travel scene is portrayed as a very long one, because, well, they do travel "far far away".

Before leaving his swamp, Shrek hands it over to gingerbread man, three piggies, Pinocchio and others to "guard".

Later on, gingerbread man recognizes Shrek when watching "TV" and the whole group is able to help him in a matter of hours. This sounds like a plot hole to me. Or is there any explanation of how they could arrive to help him so quickly?

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I asked the film's screenwriter, David N Weiss. He confirmed that they flew to Far Far Away on Dragon.

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It might also interest you to know that at that point in the film, Dragon may have been in the form of a Pegasus as a result of the "Happily Ever After Potion".

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    I wouldn't call that a straight confirmation as much as he probably not knowing it that well himself (judging from the wording). But well, it's something at least. – Napoleon Wilson Jan 5 '16 at 17:18
  • @NapoleonWilson - I really don't see any other way to read it. – user7812 Jan 5 '16 at 17:31
  • @NapoleonWilson - The Directors commentary notes that they wanted to show her earlier but struggled with the script because she was a walking (in fact flying) Deus ex machina, able to smash down the gate of the castle or kill the Fairy Godmother with consummate ease. – user7812 Jan 5 '16 at 17:36
  • You might want to add that into the answer then, it sounds like it adds quite a bit to the whole topic. – Napoleon Wilson Jan 5 '16 at 18:29
  • @NapoleonWilson - Well, it's the out-of-universe answer to a question that hasn't been asked ("If everyone got there on Dragon, then why the hell didn't she help Shrek and Donkey storm the castle?" – user7812 Jan 5 '16 at 18:32

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