Stromboli the Puppet Master is Pinocchio's enemy. He is based on Stromboli from Disney's Pinocchio and loosely based on Mangiafuoco from the Pinocchio fairytale.
He is seen with the regulars in the Poison Apple pub and said "I hate that wooden puppet".
Though he isn’t seen, a level is called “Stromboli’s Workshop,” confirming his name. Also, evil dolls based on Pinocchio say that Prince Charming had Stromboil built them for Shrek and “better than that loser Pinocchio.”
The Puppet Master also has a background cameo as a zombie in Shrek's dream, along with other characters from the previous films, including Monsieur Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Charming, Farquaad, Fairy Godmother, Captain Hook, Headless Horseman, and Thelonius.
- He is based on the character Stromboli from Disney’s Pinocchio.