Will a Fifth 'Shrek' Be Successful? Let's See How It, & Other Animated Franchises, Have Held Up

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Well everyone, get your waffle irons ready, it looks like the Shrek franchise is far from over. The Dreamworks animated series has plenty of fairy tales left in its future. According to studio Exec Jeffrey Katzenberg, “I think you can be confident that we’ll have another chapter in the Shrek series. We’re not finished, and more importantly, neither is he.”

What's always been impressive about the Shrek series is its ability to maintain the same cast for its recurring characters. And considering Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Co. live in a magical world, there are endless places these characters could go.

In terms of animated franchises, Shrek has one of the longest and most successful track records. Not only have there been four huge films, but there's also a Broadway musical (now on tour), and a slew of ogre-riffic merch.

Let's see how it stacks against the competition.

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