‘Shrek 5’ Release Date Accidentally Leaked By Universal

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While there are a ton of incredible animated movies, few have been able to be as funny or entertaining as the Shrek series of films. The original Shrek was one of Universal’s first attempts at creating wonderful and magical animated experiences, and few films have managed to be as beloved or iconic since. Despite going through development hell, Shrek opened to worldwide success and critical acclaim, two things that are quite hard to receive at the same time.

The original Shrek was produced on a budget of around $60 million but brought in a total of $484 million, making it one of the most successful animated films of all time and the fourth highest-grossing film of 2001. Universal had been a big competitor of The Walt Disney Company for decades, especially in terms of the theme park industry. However, with the success of the Shrek franchise, Universal had finally achieved its own iconic animated franchise.

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Sequels were inevitable, with Shrek 2 releasing just two years later in 2004. Shrek 2 also received worldwide acclaim, both for its animation style and entrancing plot, which was filled with great performances and incredible comedy. The following years would see the release of the third Shrek film, Shrek the Third, a holiday spin-off called Shrek the Halls, and Shrek Forever After, which acted as the finale for this particular series of films.

The Shrek franchise was also very well represented at the suite of Universal Studios Resorts across the world, with attractions, experiences, and interactions reaching millions of Guests every year. The Shrek-4D experience closed permanently at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, but a new, much more exciting project is underway. Dreamworks Animation Land is currently being built at the Universal Orlando Resort and will feature franchises like Shrek, KungFu Panda, and Trolls.

However, following a recent interview with Shrek star Mike Myers in which a potential sequel was discussed, it seems like Shrek 5 already has a release date.

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As many entertainment outlets are reporting, the release date for the not-yet-confirmed Shrek 5 film has been leaked, and you’ll never guess who leaked it.

According to various sources, an intern at NBC Universal accidentally leaked the release date for Shrek 5 on their LinkedIn profile page.


The post claims that Shrek 5 is slated for a 2025 release. As we stated earlier, Shrek 5 had not even been officially confirmed to be in production by Universal or Dreamworks, so take this news with a large grain of salt. However, it seems more than likely we will see Shrek return to the big screen at some point or another.

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