‘Shrek 5’ Confirmed For 2019

The day has finally come. After NBCUniversal acquired DreamWorks Animation earlier this year, it was foretold that, one day, Shrek would grace his presence on the big screen once again, and such a joyous day has been bestowed. Well, it has at least been promised by the powers above to come in 2019, based on a recent report bequeathed upon us today. What a joyous announcement. What a wondrous day to behold. Shrek 5 is now officially confirmed.

Details are limited about the upcoming sequel, first reported by THR. Literally everything we know about the film was stated in the paragraph above, but Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, among others, are expected to reprise their roles in the fourth sequel to the popular animated series.

Additionally, Shadows, an original feature from David Walliams and Edgar Wright, is also now slated to come out the same year, which falls in line with the studio’s plan for two new films a year. Shadows, presumably, will be a reworked version of Me and My Shadow, a DreamWorks property put on hold some years back. It’s unclear what role the prolific Shaun of the Dead filmmaker will have on the upcoming animated feature, whether he’s simply producing the film, co-writing it or actually having a hand directing it. More details are expected to come.

This announcement falls in line with DreamsWorks Animation mix of original properties and sequels. This year saw Kung Fu Panda 3 released in January, while Trolls is set to open in November. Boss Baby, Captain Underpants, The Croods 2, Larrikins, How to Train Your Dragons 3, Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves, Madagascar 4 and B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, meanwhile, are expected to come out within the next few years.

But let’s not get away from the main point here: we have 5hrek  coming out within the next three years! What will Shrek get into this time? Wasn’t the last film called Shrek Forever After? Will the Shrek series ever end? It ain’t ogre ’til it’s ogre, as they say. But these are questions to ask on another day.

For now, queue up the Smash Mouth and celebrate!


Will Ashton
Will Ashton
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