We rank all the classic films and spin-offs, and examine whether we’ll get a new Shrek film. We rank all the classic films and spin-offs and examine whether we’ll get a new Shrek movie.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish surprised a lot of folks by grossing a mighty $185 million domestically. Its success was big enough that Dreamworks, whose animated films have lately underwhelmed at the box office, announced that they might be bringing back the Shrek series, which Puss was a spin-off from. Starting in 2001, the Shrek films, which followed Mike Myers’ lovable Ogre as he navigated a satirical fairytale kingdom with his faithful companions, Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and Donkey (Eddie Murphy), were smash hits. The first Shrek, whose charmingly old-school CGI animation seems archaic now, made a might $266 million, and the sequel, Shrek 2, was even bigger, earning $441 million and doubling it’s gross worldwide. Why hasn’t a new Shrek-
movie been released since 2010? The common wisdom at the time was that the series was over, and Shrek the Third had mixed reviews, but still earned $322 million in the US. Shrek Forever After, which earned “only” $238 millions, was a box-office disappointment. This seems high in today’s post-Covid era. Dreamworks would have continued to produce these films if they had been released later. Each movie has made more money internationally than its predecessor. This franchise is a check waiting to be cashed. A revival is inevitable. In this episode of “What You Need to Know about This Franchise”, we take a look at the series and see how it was made. We also pick our favourite episodes.