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Shrek 5 Gets Long-Awaited Release Date, With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz Returning

Shrek 5 Gets Long-Awaited Release Date, With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz Returning

DreamWorks has confirmed that the long-awaited animated sequel Shrek 5 is currently in production.

The premiere of the new film is scheduled for July 1, 2026.

Series stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz have been confirmed to reprise their roles as Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona.

Murphy dropped the news of the upcoming sequel in June, saying bumper“We started doing (Shrek 5) months ago. I did it, I recorded the first act and we’ll do it this year, we’ll finish it. Shrek is coming out and Donkey is going to have his own movie. We’re going to do Donkey too. So we’re going to do Shrekand we are shooting the movie “Donkey”.

DreamWorks has not yet officially confirmed that the film will be titled Donkey, so a release date has not yet been announced.

It has also not been confirmed whether Shrek 5 we will see the return of Antonio Banderas, who played Puss in Boots in the beloved film series.

Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Shrek (Mike Myers) in the original Shrek movie (Dream jobs)

Shrek 5 Walt Dohrn, who has a long history with the franchise, will be the director. He was a writer and artist in Shrek 2 AND Shrek the Third and served as head of the history department Shrek ForeverIn the latter film, he also lent his voice to Rumpelstiltskin.

In April, a scene from Shrek 2 resurfaced online after OJ Simpson’s death. The former football star fled from police five days after the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in a white Ford Bronco. The slow-motion car chase on the freeways of Los Angeles captured the world’s attention.

This Shrek 2 The scene shows the Gingerbread Man sitting at home and watching TV. “Tonight in Knights“We’ve got a white bronco heading east toward the woods,” the news anchor announces as we see Shrek riding on the back of his companion Donkey (who has by this time transformed into a white horse).

In 2021 IndependentSam Summers of The Guardian celebrated the 20th anniversary of the original film by calling Shrek a “grumpy man-eater” who changed cinema.

Shrek has always occupied an odd place in the cultural conversation,” Summers wrote. “The pioneering animation from upstart studio DreamWorks, which turned 20 this week, certainly has its fans — its ubiquitous place at the heart of internet meme-dom is evidence of that — but it has also long had its critics.

“For some, this film was ground zero for an uninspiring wave of sarcastic animated hits starting with DreamWorks’ sequel Shark tail to Disney Chicken Little and the inevitable Minions franchise. While there is some truth to that statement, Shrek“It has a much greater significance.”