Shrek 5 Coming July 2026 with Original Cast

Shrek 5 Coming July 2026 with Original Cast

DreamWorks Animation has announced the release of "Shrek 5," set for July 1, 2026. This new installment will feature the original cast members Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz reprising their roles as Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona, respectively. The film will be directed by Walt Dohrn, known for his work on the "Trolls" franchise, alongside co-director Brad Ableson of "Minions: The Rise of Gru." Chris Meledandri will serve as a producer.

The announcement marks a significant return for the franchise, which last saw a release with "Shrek Forever After" in 2010. The "Shrek" series, first launched in 2001, has grossed over $2.9 billion worldwide and remains one of the most successful animated franchises. The upcoming film will open during the July Fourth holiday weekend in the U.S., offering a strategic launchpad for its anticipated release. Additionally, there is speculation about potential spin-offs, including a movie centered around Murphy's character, Donkey.

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