The lack of news about Shrek 5 led to sparking speculations about the project being canceled. Keeping the rumors of updates aside, NBC has officially confirmed the happening of the animated film. Notwithstanding, a premiere is unlikely to happen in 2019.

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Released in 2009, “Shrek Forever After” suggested the conclusion of the Shrek series.

Scarce details available about Shrek 5

Shrek 5

The return of Shrek news came up five years after Shrek Forever After. Until 2016, the details about the upcoming installment of the animated film, Shrek were scarce.

The news followed NBC’s Universal acquisition of DreamWorks Animation.

In 2019, The Hollywood Reported sources confirmed the lineup of Shrek 5 for DreamWorks Animation and the premier was scheduled in 2019.

Shrek 2019 script purportedly completed: Eddie Murphy

Shrek 5

The voice over of Donkey’s character in Shrek series, Eddie Murphy confirmed in a report that the script of Shrek 5 is assertedly completed in time.

Later in 2016, Eddie Murphy also indicated that for the fifth installment of Shrek series, Producers have in mind to bring back to the original cast members together.

Fans received the solid update after the release of “Despicable Me” in the year 2018. The franchise producer and head of illumination Chris Meledandri had been assigned to look after the renewal of the Shrek series.

Those vocal performances are nostalgic: Chris Melendandri


Producer and illumination head of Shrek franchise, Chris Melendandri considered the significance of bringing back the familiar voice actors for the renewal of the Shrek.


“When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations.”

Talking about the reboot of Shrek 5 and Puss in the boots, Chris Melendandri added:

“The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.”

Although Shrek 5 is reportedly lined up, the premier release in 2019 looks unlikely. Fans haven’t witnessed any promotion for the Shrek 5 premiere yet. Fans anticipate official announcement or a teaser before the end of 2019.