Shrek 5: DreamWorks is not afraid of Toy Story 5 and announces its release date

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It's been 14 years since the saga Shrek was taking his presumed bow with Shrek 4: Forever After. But like many other licenses that refuse to die, after two spin-off films dedicated to Puss in Boots in 2011 and 2022, DreamWorks has decided to put a coin back in the green machine. Until now expected for a release in 2025, Shrek 5 will finally only arrive on July 1, 2026.

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Shrek 5 is not afraid of competition

This date will put the feature film in direct competition with another giant license whose end has been announced several times: Toy Story from Pixar. Indeed, Toy Story 5 will arrive in theaters on June 17, 2026. A real boon in store for (big) kids this summer.

Concerning Shrek 5it is still too early for the first details of the scenario. We do know, however, that it will be directed by Walt Dohrn. The latter, in addition to having lent his voice to Rumpelstiltskin in Shrek 4worked on the writing and as an artist on the second and third installments. On the directing side, he worked on the saga Trolls.

The original central cast will return for Shrek 5 : Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey) and Cameron Diaz (Fiona). It remains to be seen what will happen to the other characters and the French version. Let us also remember thatEddie Murphy to voice upcoming Donkey spin-off film.

A match of titans

Which of the two long-running cult franchises will do best? The answer will be in two (long) years! In the meantime, to prepare the ground, let's remember that the first three films Shrek are available on Prime Videowhile Puss in Boots 2: The Final Quest is available on Netflix. For Toy Storythe four opuses as well as Buzz Lightning are available on Disney+.

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