ByJames Porter, writer at Creators.co
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With NBCUniversal acquiring DreamWorks back in April, the studio plans to release at least two animated films per year to keep up with their rival studio, Disney. The biggest news along with this was a release date and confirmation for Shrek 5.

NBCUniversal's CEO, Steve Burke, had this to say about the plan for more animated films per year:

"He is creatively going to try to help us figure out how to resurrect Shrek and take a lot of the existing DreamWorks franchises and add value as we create new franchises,"

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Shrek 5 (official title not yet announced) is slated for a 2019 release, presumably in summer. It feels like a long time to wait, and we're about as impatient as Donkey:

DreamWorks released the first Shrek film back in 2001 with the vocal talents of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. The sequels released in 2004, 2007 and 2010, all were box office successes, with Shrek 2 being a huge fan favorite, having a worldwide total of $919 million. Talk about being an all-star:

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