EntertainmentEddie Murphy confirms Shrek 5 with original cast returning

Eddie Murphy confirms Shrek 5 with original cast returning

Work is underway on the film "Shrek 5"
Work is underway on the film "Shrek 5"
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6:02 PM EDT, June 26, 2024

Fans of the adventures of the somewhat grumpy ogre and his not-so-bright donkey friend have reasons to be happy. Eddie Murphy, the voice of the bumbling donkey, revealed that work on the next film is at an advanced stage.

For many representatives of the late millennial generation and early Generation Z, "Shrek" was a childhood fairy tale. Alongside Disney's animated films, it was the story about an ogre with layers like an onion that became a childhood classic, one to which they would often return. "Shrek" had a quality that connected parents with their children - humor that amused not only the younger audience but also the older one. Some of the double entendres can only be caught when watching "Shrek" again after many years.

It's been over 20 years since the premiere of the first "Shrek"

Although it's hard to believe, the film's first part about the green ogre premiered almost 23 years ago. American viewers can watch animations about ogre, magical creatures, the talking donkey, and the cat in boots from July 13, 2001. The children who dragged their parents to the cinema are now adults and often have their own families. So, will the upcoming "Shrek 5" once again unite families?

Eddie Murphy reveals the secret of "Shrek 5"

Eddie Murphy revealed information about the ongoing work on Shrek 5. The actor voices Donkey, one of the most important characters in the animation. In a promotional interview for Beverly Hills Cop, Murphy said: "We started doing 'Shrek' four or five months ago. I recorded the first act, and we'll be doing it this year, we'll finish it up."

Informants reveal that the original cast will return for the fifth part of the film, with Cameron Diaz as Fiona, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, and Mike Myers as Shrek. Eddie Murphy also revealed that a Donkey movie could be expected, the production of which would begin after they finish "Shrek 5". When will the spin-off about the charming yet not-so-bright Donkey hit theaters? That is not yet known.

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