Rumpelstiltskin stars in 'Shrek' poster: Who does he look like to you?

shrek4You know what’s better than a parfait? Knowing the release of Shrek Forever After is just a little more than a month away. And because the film is headed to our multiplexes May 21, Dreamworks has begun rolling out images from the flick to tease our ogre-loving selves. (Well, my self actually loves the Gingerbread Man more, but you get my point.)

The fire-topped character in this poster is Rumpelstiltskin, the Brothers Grimm character who hated the process of adoption, so decided to exchange his straw-spun gold for the king’s daughter’s first-born. I’m guessing the reason his hair is so big is because it holds the knowledge of how to spell his name without spell-check. But who do you think he looks like? One of my editors says Yahoo Serious, but I think he looks more like one of the Troll dolls that’s currently living next to a stack of naked Barbies in a crate in my garage at home. All he’s missing is a belly jewel!

What say you, PopWatchers?

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  • Strepsi

    He looks like the Heat Miser.

    • kim in kentucky

      OMG he does!!

    • Jimi

      before I even read the article.. my first thought was – “Why is The Heat Miser on this Shrek poster?”

    • wg

      Totally Heat Miser.

    • Cecily

      It is Heat Miser! That’s insane.

  • JMB

    LOL, the troll doll was the first thing I thought of, too! And also, a kind of short, evil version of Fred Astaire’s Mailman narrator in the Kris Kringle Christmas special (the one with Burgermeister Meisterburger).

  • Mike

    Rumpelstiltskin’s a good man. You’re a good man, too.

    • Brittany

      I like my Yohoo with a little rum. You like rum? … RUMPELSTILTSKIN?

  • whatevs

    Stick him on a pencil.

  • ObiHave

    Looks like a troll doll and Heat Miser had Ed McMahon’s love child.

  • Dums

    Poor Dreamworks, ripping off Pixar’s Syndrome.

    • el

      i totally saw Syndrome too!

      • Monty


    • mscisluv

      I also saw Syndrome!

    • Celia

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. I think he looks like Syndrome too.

  • Jenn

    The bad guy on “The Incredibles”…can’t remember his name. All I can think of is the “BS” on his outfit in the short where he’s the babysitter.

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  • Kristyna MacKinnon

    the heat mizeher from the old christmas movies that they always showing on Abc Family

  • Brad Niesmertelny

    I see a little bit of William Defoe in there.

    • Eshia

      OMG, I thought the same thing!

    • Melanie

      That’s exactly what I thought.

    • Silent E

      Yep, me too!

  • zoe

    shaun white having a bad hair day.

    • babey

      that’s funny at meettonight247

    • CantTouchThis..

      ummm, yeah. no…

  • Heather

    I see a mix of Syndrome (Incredibles villain), troll doll, and red-headed Don King.

  • California

    I see the picture and I instantly think “I’m mister white Christmas, I’m mister snow” lol, totally Heat Miser. And now that song is stuck in my head!

    I do like Heather’s suggestion of Syndrome though, that’s totally it too!!

  • kim in kentucky

    Drop Dead Fred ????

  • Uncle Seff

    Vince the Sham-Wow guy with troll hair.

    • JerryTheBeast

      lmfaaooo wow he does look like the sham wow guy with troll hair

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