A Fifth Installment of the Shrek Franchise is Underway, With Eddie Murphy’s Beloved Donkey Getting a Standalone Film

Shrek Franchise is Underway (DreamWorks Animation PDI)

Eddie Murphy has made a surprising revelation, disclosing that he has already completed recording the initial act of the highly anticipated Shrek 5, a project that DreamWorks Animation has not officially announced.

The confirmed that a spinoff movie centered around his iconic character, Donkey, is also in development. Although the studio has remained silent about the project, Murphy hinted at a potential release date of 2025 for Shrek 5.

Eddie Murphy’s work on “Shrek 5” (DreamWorks Animation PDI)

This news comes on the heels of the remarkable success of recent animated sequels, such as Inside Out 2 and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. These films have demonstrated that audiences are eager for more of their favorite characters, and the time gap between installments has not diminished their appeal.

Instead, these films have seen important box office success, with Inside Out 2 grossing over $724 million and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish nearing half a billion dollars worldwide.

Murphy’s confirmation of Shrek 5 and the Donkey spinoff has generated considerable excitement among fans, who have been eagerly awaiting news of the franchise’s future.

The success of recent animated sequels has proven that the demand for these beloved characters remains strong, and the announcement of new installments has only fueled the excitement.

As the projects continue to develop, fans can expect more updates and announcements from DreamWorks Animation in the coming months. With the return of Shrek and Donkey, the beloved franchise is poised to once again capture audiences and delight fans of all ages.