DreamWorks Animation Working on Another Film in 'Shrek' Franchise
Recently it was revealed that DreamWorks Animation was planning a London theme park attraction called Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure, inspired by the animated film Shrek and the film franchise that followed. Now it sounds like we might get another film to add to the pile. Fox Business (via Variety) spoke with DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, and he clearly hinted that another film in the Shrek franchise might be in the works. Katzenberg said, "We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest, but I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series." Because four just wasn't enough.
Katzenberg added, "We're not finished, and more importantly, neither is he." The adventures of the ogre voiced by Mike Myers and his trusty sidekick Donkey (voice by Eddie Murphy) were clever and funny to start, but then they really got tired and lacked quality storytelling and comedy. But since Shrek Forever After pulled in over $752 million worldwide in 2010, it's no surprise that DreamWorks Animation wants to bring back the franchise. Of course, DreamWorks has plenty of original animated stories, so I don't know why they're already going back to the well, but whatever.