In 2009, DreamWorks Animation announced that the adventures of Shrek would come to an end with Shrek Forever. A year later, the cartoon earned $ 752 million at the worldwide box office, making animation studio bosses regret the decision to make it the final chapter of the story. In February 2014, DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg already hinted at the return of the green ogre, and today this information has finally received official status.|
DreamWorks Animation was acquired for $ 3.8 billion by NBCUniversal Corporation two months ago. The management of the latter rightly decided that it would be foolish not to try to give new life to the franchise, which earned almost $ 3 billion at the worldwide box office. According to Movieweb , at a meeting with shareholders, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke announced his desire to produce four cartoons a year, and also announced the appointment of Christopher Meledandri as curator popular animated series such as Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Shrek .
During his career, Meledandri has worked for Walt Disney Pictures , 20th Century Fox Animation and Illumination Entertainment , and his track record can be found in the Ice Age and Despicable Me franchises.
“ Christopher will help figure out how we could revive“ Shrek ”, said Burke . -With his support, DWA will not only continue to tell stories about characters already familiar to the audience, but will also launch a number of new cartoons into production. "
The head of NBCUniversal has not yet clarified whether this is a reboot of the famous franchise, or whether viewers will be waiting for a direct sequel to " Shrek Forever ".
The Topic of Article: Official: Shrek will return to screens.