SHREK 5 Is Coming in 2026 With Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz Returning

Last year, Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri hinted that Shrek 5 could be coming our way with its original voice actors reprising their roles. Now, according to Variety, we know that Shrek 5 is officially happening with Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, and Cameron Diaz returning as Donkey, Shrek, and Fiona, respectively. And there’s even a release date for Shrek 5, which is July 1, 2026. The film is in its early stages of development and, as Murphy previously said, a Donkey spinoff will happen sometime soon. 

Dreamworks Animation released a short announcement teaser to get fans excited about the upcoming sequel. We love the use of Smash Mouth’s “All Star,” which was prominently featured in the original Shrek film in 2001.

The beloved animated franchise released its last film way back in 2010. For many years, fans thought it was the end of the story. But there’s apparently more jokes to be told in the fairy-tale land of Duloc.

What Is the Release Date for Shrek 5?

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Again, this film will hit theaters on July 1, 2026, which is not too far, far way.

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