Shrek fans, rejoice! Shrek 5 is officially in the works, and the original core voice cast including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz are all set to return for the highly-anticipated sequel. DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind the beloved franchise, has announced that the film is scheduled for release on 1 July 2026.

The Shrek franchise first captured hearts in 2001 with the release of the original film, which was a massive success both critically and at the box office. The film even made history by being the first animated movie to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in over fifty years. It also took home the first-ever Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Following the success of the first film, three direct sequels were released: Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After. These films continued to delight audiences and solidified Shrek as a cultural phenomenon. In addition to the core Shrek films, spin-offs like Puss in Boots starring Antonio Banderas were also well-received by fans.

While it has been confirmed that Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz will be reprising their roles for Shrek 5, there is still speculation about whether Antonio Banderas will return as Puss in Boots. The seventh installment in the franchise is sure to bring back the beloved characters that fans have grown to love over the years.

In a recent interview, Eddie Murphy teased fans by hinting at a Donkey spin-off and revealing that work on Shrek 5 has already begun. With production underway, fans can expect to see more of their favorite characters in new and exciting adventures.

The announcement of Shrek 5 has been met with excitement and anticipation from fans who have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the beloved franchise. As details about the film continue to emerge, one thing is certain – Shrek 5 is shaping up to be another fun-filled and magical journey for audiences of all ages. Stay tuned for more updates as the release date approaches!