SHREK 5 Sets Official 2026 Release Date With First Motion Poster

SHREK 5 Sets Official 2026 Release Date With First Motion Poster

A fifth Shrek movie is now officially in the works, and DreamWorks has debuted a first motion poster featuring the ogre's familiar logo...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 09, 2024 07:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Movies

Confirming persistent rumors, DreamWorks Animation has officially announced that Shrek 5 is in development, and is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2026.

Original voice actors Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey) and Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona) are all set to return, but we're not sure if Antonio Banderas will be back as Puss in Boots despite the massive success of his recent solo adventure.

The movie will be helmed by Walt Dohrn, who served as a writer and artist on Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third, and as head of story on Shrek Forever After, in which he also voiced Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek 5 will be produced by franchise regular Gina Shay and Illumination founder Chris Meledandri; Brad Ableson will serve as co-director.

The original Shrek was a massive success for DreamWorks Animation, grossing $487 million worldwide. The movie also became the first Oscar winner in the animated feature category. Shrek 2 grossed $928 million. Both films competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

While Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After earned less acclaim than the first two movies, they still managed to gross $813 million and $752 million worldwide.

Murphy hinted that a fifth film was in development last year, while also claiming that a solo Donkey movie was in the works.

 “We started doing [‘Shrek 5’] months ago. I did this. I recorded the first act, and we’ll be doing it this year, we’ll finish it up. Shrek is coming out and Donkey’s gonna have his own movie. We’re gonna do Donkey as well. So we’re gonna do a ‘Shrek,’ and we’re doing a Donkey [movie].”

You can check out the trailer for the last Shrek movie, Shrek Ever After, below.

"Long-settled into married life and fully domesticated, Shrek (Mike Myers) begins to long for the days when he felt like a real ogre. Duped into signing a contract with devious Rumpelstiltskin, he finds himself in an alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin rules, and he and Fiona (Darren Lemke) have never met. Shrek must find a way out of the contract to restore his world and reclaim his true love."

Are you looking forward to another Shrek movie? Drop us a comment down below.

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