Chris Meledandri To Revive Childhood Classics: Shrek And Puss in Boots

Author |Nov 07, 2018

“Shrek” and “Puss in Boots” are getting rebooted and Chris Meledandri, the man behind “Despicable Me,” is overseeing their revival.

According to Variety, Shrek franchise is at the point of getting a reboot as well as spinoffs Puss in Boots.

It is reportedly Animation CEO, Chris Meledandri, the man behind the big hit of Despicable Me and Minions, has taken charge of helming the revival.

Universal Pictures has asked Chris Meledandri to create a new storyline to reintroduce beloved orge to the new generations of moviegoers.

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Interestingly, Meledandri shared that he would like to remain the core cast of characters including Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey and Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots.

His decision receives good responses from the public since casting voice is one of the most important parts which contributed to the big success of the DreamWorks Animation’s hit.

In fact, the animation guru highly appreciated vocal performances and “nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations.”

However, he also admitted that the challenge is to find something fresh and attractive, not simply another film in a series of sequels.

The projects are given green light after Comcast’s NBCUniversal division acquired DreamWorks Animation in 2016. There is a rumor doing the rounds that Meledandri was appointed to oversee DreamWorks. However, he refused because he found it impossible to manage the two companies simultaneously and maintain the same level of quality in the films he makes.

The original Shrek franchise made a debut in May 2001. Its four films followed a misunderstood and loveable ogre who is overwhelmed by fairytale creatures, which earned an enormous of $3.8 billion.

Recently, Chris Meledandri is going to launch “The Grinch,” hitting in theaters on Friday.


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