Thursday 27 February 2014

Katzenberg On Shrek 5: "We’re Not Finished, and More Importantly, Neither is He.”

"We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he." Those are the slightly villainous-sounding words of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, threatening indicating that another Shrek film is on the cards, only four years after Shrek Forever After, which was subtitled The Final Chapter.

In an interview with Fox Business Network about a new Shrek attraction ("Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure") coming to London, Katzenberg hinted rather heavily that another instalment in the multi-billion dollar grossing franchise was on the way.

"We like to let them have a little bit of time to rest," he said. "But I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series."

Considering there hasn't been a particularly good Shrek film since 2004, you can understand why we're hardly jumping for joy at this news. 2011's Puss in Boots was actually really good, but there's no word on the planned sequel to that, as the studio seems to be prepping to go back to the well with Shrek 5. On behalf of all the people who actually used to like Shrek, please just let it die, DreamWorks.

Anyway, rant over. What do you think? Are you excited for another Shrek film?

Via Variety


  1. Yuck. Cash grab. I actually never watch any Shrek-related materials since Shrek 2, and I don't think I miss out on anything.

  2. Al of Pixar Corner28 February 2014 at 02:23

    Meh, they're obviously milking it now just for the cash, but what the hell, I'll watch it. My love for the first two films in the franchise automatically makes me cautiously optimistic, ridiculous as it may sound. So much for 'The Final Chapter'.