June 15, 2016


Is the 'Shrek' Film Franchise Planning a Comeback?

DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation

Shrek, along with being an adored film series, is currently the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time. So it was only a matter of time until DreamWorks Animation, which was acquired by NBCUniversal earlier this year, announced plans to revive the series.

According to Deadline, NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke revealed in an investor meeting that Illumination Entertainment founder/CEO Chris Meledandri will have creative control. "He is creatively going to try to help us figure out how to resurrect Shrek and take a lot of the existing DreamWorks franchises and add value as we create new franchises," Burke said.

Illumination Entertainment has been working with NBCUniversal to produce animated family films, but there is no word of when a new Shrek film will arrive. The last film to premiere was Shrek Forever After in 2010, which preceded the franchise spin-off Puss in Boots in 2011.

Its pending sequel, Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves, was meant to be released in December 2018 but is currently being restructured. But as we wait for the next Shrek film, click here for our roundup of all the movies you cannot miss this summer.