There are vast varieties of TV shows and web series available for entertainment purposes but there is no one who could say no to animations. Everyone loves to see cartoons no matter whether the person is young or aged.
This may be because of the humor and silly things perform by the cartoon characters. One of the most popular animations is Shrek. Let us today discuss how many Shrek movies are there and the characters involved in them.
Who Is Shrek?
Towering green ogre Shrek is an animated cartoon character with a good heart despite his intimidating look. The star of a hugely popular run of animated movies is Shrek.
The German word Shrek, which means “fright” or “fear,” is the source of the name “Shrek”. Mike Myers provided the voice for Shrek in the movies, and Brian d’Arcy James mostly portrayed him in the musical.
However, it is shown in Shrek Forever After that he is considerably smaller than the typical ogre. Shrek The Musical reveals that, even though his past is somewhat mysterious, his parents sent him away on his seventh birthday since that was an ogre custom.
He is observed walking by himself while receiving taunts or screams from onlookers. The only good welcome he gets is a wave from a little Fiona, who is then quickly escorted away by her parents. In the story, his parents abandoned him at the bottom of a pit that leads to the outside world.
Who Owns Shrek?
The 1990 picture book of the same name by William Steig served as the inspiration for the American media brand Shrek, produced by DreamWorks Animation. Many people have the confusion that Shrek is owned by Disney but that’s not the truth.
American animation company DreamWorks Animation LLC (DWA, usually known as DreamWorks) creates animated movies and television shows. It is a branch of Universal Pictures, a division of NBCUniversal, which is, in turn, a division of Comcast.
As of April 2022, the company had put out 42 full-length movies, several of which have gone on to earn enormous sums of money, with Shrek 2 (2004) earning the most at the time of its release.
The Bad Guys, the studio’s most recent film, was released on April 22, 2022; their upcoming films include Puss in Boots: The Last Wish on December 21, 2022, and Trolls 3 on November 17, 2023. The studio’s first film, Antz, was released on October 2, 1998, and its most recent film, The Bad Guys, was released on April 22, 2022.
How Tall Is Shrek?
We know a lot about Shrek, including that he is often feared by others and that living alone in a remote swamp is much more pleasurable for him. Additionally, we are aware that appearances may be misleading and that this person has more layers than any onion you have ever peeled. Nevertheless, despite Shrek’s seeming enormity, the exact height of the ogre is never fully disclosed througout the flicks.
Shrek is between 7 and 8 feet tall, according to Adam Adamson, who helmed the first two installments of the franchise. But the truth is that these are the assumptions as there is no material outside the movie that describes his physique.
What Is Shrek’s Real Secret?
Now many people have some mystery in their mind that Shrek has some secrets. Maybe some powers or anything else that is not shown in the movie yet and they hope may be the next movie will clear their doubt. But the truth is something else.
The truth about Shrek’s secret is that he truly has none. He’s simply a regular guy who enjoys eating onions and hanging out with his buddies. He doesn’t require any unique abilities or well-kept secrets since he is content with just being himself, which is what makes him so endearing.
How Many Shrek Movies Are There Here In Total?
The Shrek television series is still fantastic more than 20 years after the globe first fell in love with the good-hearted green ogre. People are commonly have confusion that how many Shrek movies are there in total. Some say 4, and some are sure that only 6 movies are there but the exact answer is 13.
Let’s read about these movies in this article. The Shrek series was so popular that it alone is responsible for turning DreamWorks Animation into the industry leader it is today, releasing some of our favorite animated movies and franchises like Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.
Additionally, it was the first computer-animated movie to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Since the debut of the first Shrek movie in 2001, the series has become one of the most recognizable animated series ever.
Additionally, the Shrek series now holds the distinction of being the most successful animated series ever. It is simple to become confused about how many Shrek films are included in the franchise because it is connected to so many wonderful things.
Let us first talk about the main movies of Shrek produced by Dreamworks Animation.
On April 22, 2001, the original and first Shrek film was released. William Steig’s writings served as a loose inspiration for the plot of Shrek. However, the major focus is on Shrek’s escapades, who begins his quest to recover his realm by saving Princess Fiona from an evil dragon. Along the road, he makes friends with a chatty donkey.
Shrek is a gruff but good-hearted green ogre who lives a tranquil existence in a swamp invaded by fairy tale animals. He learns that Lord Farquaad has banished them to the marsh. He unwillingly befriends a chatty donkey to recapture his swamp, and the two of them travel there to see Lord Farquaad, who insists that they save the human Princess Fiona to do so.
After that, Shrek and Donkey left to save the princess who was being held by a dragon. They finally succeed in escaping with princess Fiona after much difficulty, and in doing so, Shrek develops feelings for her.
Later, after interrupting her marriage to Lord Farquaad to confess his love, Shrek marries Fiona, casting a curse on her that turns her into an ogre. The love triangle between the Donkey and the dragon who had kidnapped Fiona is another intriguing aspect.
Characters/Actors of Shrek 1:-
Cartoon Characters: Shrek, The Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad, Monsieur Hood, Geppetto, Magic Mirror, Pinocchio, Three Pigs, Peter Pan, Blind Mouse, Thelonious, Gingerbread Man, Bishop, Merry Men.
Voice Artists: Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (The Donkey), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), John Lithgow (Lord Farquaad), Vincent Cassel (Monsieur Hood), Peter Dennis (Ogre Hunter), Clive Pearse (Ogre Hunter), Jim Cummings (Captain of Guards), Bobby Block (Baby Bear), Chris Miller (Geppetto, Magic Mirror), Cody Cameron (Pinocchio, Three Pigs), Kathleen Freeman (Old Woman), Michael Galasso (Peter Pan), Christopher Knights (Blind Mouse, Thelonious), Simon J. Smith (Blind Mouse), Conrad Vernon (Gingerbread Man), Jacquie Barnbrook (Wrestling Fan), Guillaume Aretos (Merry Man), John Bisom (Merry Man), Matthew Gonder (Merry Man), Calvin Remsberg (Merry Man), Jean-Paul Vignon (Merry Man), Val Bettin (Bishop).
Following the original film’s enormous success, the sequel, named “Shrek 2,” was released in 2004. It is the highest-grossing installment in the franchise and one of the most well-liked animated films.
Shrek and Fiona were still on their honeymoon when Shrek and Fiona’s story in Shrek 2 began. Later, Fiona’s parents are asked to visit her hometown, whereupon her family arrives and is horrified to discover that the guests are ogres.
The key themes of the film are Fiona and Shrek struggles to overcome the obstacles her family puts in their way and the contempt Fiona’s family has for them as a marriage. The movie also has a Prince Charming figure who is ultimately revealed to be Fiona’s ex-boyfriend.
Characters/Actors of Shrek 2:-
Cartoon Characters: Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Dama Fortuna, Lord Farquaad, King Harold, Queen Lillian, Puss In Boots, Prince Charming, Fairy Godmother.
Voice Artists: Mike Myers (Shrek), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), John Lithgow (Lord Farquaad), John Cleese (King Harold), Julie Andrews (Queen Lillian), Antonio Banderas (Puss In Boots), Rupert Everett (Prince Charming), Jennifer Saunders (Fairy Godmother).
Shrek The Third:
The intrigues around King Harold’s kingdom, which is meant to be inherited by Shrek, much to his chagrin, are the main topic of the third Shrek movie, Shrek The Third, which was released in 2007. Artie, Fiona’s cousin, is to become king, but the plot is fraught with difficulties.
In this movie that guarantees appropriate mayhem, Prince Charming is likewise interested in securing the crown. The fact that Fiona is expecting a child and Shrek’s struggles with fatherhood are also crucial elements of the movie. By the end of the film, three ogres bless the couple.
Characters/Actors In Shrek 3:-
Cartoon Characters: Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Queen Lillian, Puss in Boots, Pinocchio, Three Pigs, King Harold, Prince Charming, Merlin, Doris (Ugly Stepsister), Sir Lancelot, Captain Hook, Sleeping Beauty, Teenage Fan, Mabel (Ugly Stepsister), Snow White, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Prince Artie, Gingerbread Man, Wolf.
Voice Artists: Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Julie Andrews (Queen Lillian), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Cody Cameron (Pinocchio, Three Pigs), John Cleese (King Harold), Rupert Everett (Prince Charming), Eric Idle (Merlin), Larry King (Doris [Ugly Stepsister]), John Krasinski (Sir Lancelot), Ian McShane (Captain Hook), Cheri Oteri (Sleeping Beauty), Nicole Paggi (Teenage Fan), Regis Philbin (Mabel [Ugly Stepsister]), Amy Poehler (Snow White), Maya Rudolph (Rapunzel), Amy Sedaris (Cinderella), Justin Timberlake (Prince Artie), Conrad Vernon (Gingerbread Man), Aron Warner (Wolf).
Shrek Forever After:
Shrek forever after, released in 2010, is the series’ fourth and most recent film. The film opens with Shrek enjoying a nice domestic life with his family, but it quickly becomes clear that he longs to return to his former life as a “real ogre.”
Shrek is duped by a con man named Rumpel skin, and as a result, he ends up in a messed-up other reality. The world’s setting is the same, but because the characters have had their memories erased, they have changed utterly.
The entire movie is an interesting retelling of the narrative that offers a fresh viewpoint. The movie concludes on a positive note when Shrek finally returns to the real world in the end and discovers he has everything he ever desired.
Characters/Actors In Shrek 4:-
Cartoon Characters: Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots, Queen, Brogan, King Harold, Cookie, Rumpelstiltskin, Priest, Krekraw Ogre, Gretchen, Patrol Witch, Dancing Witch, Guard Witch, Pumpkin Witch, Palace Witch, Broomsy Witch, Father of Butter Pants, Pinocchio, Three Pigs, Doris, Mabel, Blind Mice, Gingerbread Man, Wolf, Miles Villager Kid, Nina Tourist Girl, Villager Girl, Cackling Witch, Ogre Gnimrach, Royal Messenger, Magic Mirror, Geppetto, Tour Guide, Camp Ogre, Ogre Naysayer, Baba Witch, Melty Witch, Butter Pants, Ogre Babies, Wagon Witches, Villager Fans, Witch Guards.
Voice Artists: Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Julie Andrews (Queen), Jon Hamm (Brogan), John Cleese (King Harold), Craig Robinson (Cookie), Walt Dohrn (Rumpelstiltskin, Priest, Krekraw Ogre), Jane Lynch (Gretched), Lake Bell (Patrol Witch, Wagon Witch #2), Kathy Griffin (Dancing Witch, Wagon Witch #1), Mary Kay Place (Guard Witch), Kristen Schaal (Pumpkin Witch, Palace Witch), Meredith Vieira (Broomsy Witch), Ryan Seacrest (Father of Butter Pants), Cody Cameron (Pinocchio, Three Pigs), Larry King (Doris), Regis Philbin (Mabel), Christopher Knights (Blind Mice), Conrad Vernon (Gingerbread Man), Aron Warner (Wolf), Jasper Johannes Andrews (Ogre Baby), Ollie Mitchell (Ogre Baby), Miles Christopher Bakshi (Ogre Baby, Villager Kid), Nina Zoe Bakshi (Ogre Baby, Tourist Girl, Villager Girl), Billie Hayes (Cackling Witch), Jeremy Hollingworth (Villager Fan #1), Brian Hopkins (Villager Fan #3, Ogre Numrich), Chris Miller (Royal Messenger, Magic Mirror, Geppetto), Mike Mitchell (Tour Guide, Camp Ogre, Ogre Naysayer, Baba Witch, Melty Witch, Witch Guard #2, Butter Pants), James Ryan (Villager Fan #2), Ashley Boettcher, Danielle Soibelman.
Untitled Shrek 5:
The audience is eagerly awaiting the fifth picture after it was made public that the narrative had been split into five movies following the success of Shrek 2. However, Shrek Forever After, the title of the fourth movie, hinted that it may be the final in the Shrek franchise.
One of the film’s the authors also remarked on how the voyage of Shrek was properly concluded in that movie. The fifth Shrek movie is currently in production, however, it wasn’t announced until 2016 that it will be released. Therefore, we may anticipate the movie’s release at any moment.
Characters/Actors in Shrek 5
Cartoon Characters: Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots.
Voice Artists: Mike Myers (Shrek), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), and Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots).
Spin-Off Shrek Movies:-
The Shrek films occasionally feature other fairy tales and animated characters, such as Peter Pan or the Pied Piper. The most notable example of a new character from the Shrek series that has gone on their adventures is Puss in Boots, which, in case you didn’t know, is a Shrek spin-off movie.
Puss In Boots(2011):-
The characters Kitty Softpaws and the villain Humpty Dumpty accompany Puss In Boots on his escapades in this action-comedy. To get their hands on the magical beans that would bring them the greatest fortune: The Golden Goose—Puss and his allies in the movie must battle two outlaws named Jack and Jill. The story takes place before the character’s entrance in Shrek 2.
Characters/Actors in Puss in boots(2011):-
Cartoon Characters: Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws, Humpty Dumpty, Rancher.
Voice Artists: Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Salma Hayek (Kitty Softpaws), Zach Galifianakis (Humpty Dumpty), Zeus Mendoza (Rancher), Walt Dohrn (Narrator), Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris.
Being a major series, Shrek also has several short films in its collection. Films from the main Shrek series as well as its spin-offs are included in the list of all shorts that are provided below.
Shrek In The Swamp Karaoke Dance Party(2001):
A musical short film called Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party is a part of the Shrek home video releases. It takes place at the moment right before Fiona and Shrek go for their honeymoon and features a mix of pop tunes performed by all the characters.
It debuted in 2003 at Universal Studios Florida as a ride in a theme park. The action starts immediately after the original movie’s conclusion when Lord Farquaad returns
to abduct Fiona. The short movie consists of The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, Shrek’s Never Seen Before Adventure, Shrek’s 3D Adventure, and Shrek’s 4D Adventure.
Far Away Idol(2004):
Far Far Away Idol is a short film modeled on American Idol that can be found as an extra on the Shrek 2 DVD and VHS. In the movie supporting cast singing competition, Simon Cowell serves as one of the judges with Shrek and Fiona.
Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular(2010):
A five-minute short titled Donkey’s Caroling Christmas-tacular was made available as a part of the holiday special Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular, which was made available with Shrek: The Whole Story and Shrek Forever After on December 7, 2010. The “Candy Apple,” the updated “Poison Apple,” is the setting for this short. Everyone should sing Christmas songs, suggests Donkey. It’s the Most Wonderful Time is sung by a donkey.
Shrek’s Yule Log (2010):
The Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular also included this 30-minute short film, which featured all of the Shrek Forever After characters sitting in Shrek’s home getting ready for Christmas.
During a Christmas dinner, a fire breaks out in the fireplace inside the Shrek house. As Shrek, his family, and his friends come and go while maintaining the fire and taking part in different Christmas events, Christmas music is playing in the background.
Michael Jackson’s popular music video for “Thriller” is titled Thriller Night. The movie that was packaged with the television special “Scared Shrekless” and released on DVD features several series characters, both alive and dead.
The Pig Who Cried Werewolf(2011):
Gary Trousdale is the director of the Halloween short film The Pig Who Cried Werewolf. On October 4, 2011, it was made available only through the Nintendo Video service on the Nintendo 3DS for a brief period.
When the Three Little Pigs disregard the warning indications of Big Bad Wolf, their new neighbor who moved in next door and becomes a vicious shape during a full moon, they end themselves in danger.
Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos(2012):
In this computer-generated animated short, Puss is sent on a mission to find a French burglar who has taken a stolen ruby ring.
Three kittens, known as “the three diablos,” who follow him on the expedition are also shown in the movie. Puss in Boots returns with the help of three kittens to rescue a precious ruby from the evil Whisperer.
Shrek Television Special Shows:-
Shrek The Halls(2007):
A 22-minute Christmas-themed television special called Shrek the Halls takes place after the events of Shrek the Third but before those of Shrek Forever After. It centers on Shrek, who has never spent Christmas before, as he tries to give his family the best day possible.
A Halloween-themed television program called Scared Shrekless debuted on the NBC network. The movie is set after Shrek Forever After and features a competition among the characters to see who can terrify the audience the most.
Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale (2017):
Puss in Boots is a character in an interactive Dreamworks show, which launched on Netflix in 2017. It is Netflix’s first foray into interactive television; during the show, viewers are awarded points and may use their remote control or other devices to choose how the story should develop.
How Many Shrek Movies Are There On Netflix?
Netflix has almost all the movies of Shrek. Here is the list of movies that are available on Netflix:
•Shrek The Third
•Shrek Forever After
How Many Animators Worked On The First Shrek Movie?
Over 275 people – including computer animators, software developers, and engineers – spent three years creating Shrek. Yes, it’s a shocking number but this is a fact. Many rumors were also there that Dreamworks punished the animators by giving them work on the movie Shrek.
When Will Shrek 5 Be Released?
There will surely be considerable enthusiasm for “Shrek 5” given how long fans have had to wait for a new “Shrek” film. “Shrek 5” may be released on September 30, 2022, with a home media release allegedly planned for November of the same year, according to Fandom.
The development of “Shrek 5” has surely been slowed down by the global epidemic, thus it is unclear how far along it truly is. If the rumored date changes, don’t be shocked.
Why Are There So Many Shrek Movies?
Dreamworks Animations got a great boost in their sector after the release of Shrek2. The second Shrek was among the highest-grossing movies ever made, but it marked the start of a rapid decline in quality.
The original Shrek was well-received by critics and won an Oscar. All four movies parodied Disney mythology and the worn-out concept of the attractive damsel in peril. With so much popularity, the Shrek franchise keeps on launching new movies and short films.
When Is The Newest Shrek Movie?
As mentioned above in the article On September 30, 2022, “Shrek 5” could be released, with a home media release allegedly planned for November of the same year. These are the expected dates and can be changed.
Is There Any New Shrek movie coming?
The fifth feature in the Shrek series and a relaunch of the franchise, Shrek 5 is upcoming? Shrek movie from DreamWorks Animation for Universal Pictures. There is no release date set yet, and the narrative is presently unclear.
You must watch Shrek, it is a good and wonderful movie series. Hope this article has cleared all your doubts like how many Shrek movies are there, about the characters in the movie, and also you got to know about the voice artists dubbing the characters. And for those who are waiting for the fifth series, your wait will be over very soon.