It's Not Ogre Until The Fat Lady Sings: NBC Is 'Resurrecting' Shrek

NBCUniversal announced it's exploring options on how to resurrect the "Shrek" franchise since it acquired DreamWorks Animation earlier this year.

It's Not Ogre Until The Fat Lady Sings: NBC Is 'Resurrecting' Shrek
DreamWorks Animation / 'Shrek Forever After'

Do the creators of the "Shrek" franchise think we've seen enough Shrek?

NBC announced it's going to "figure out how to resurrect 'Shrek' and take a lot of the existing DreamWorks franchises and add value as we create new franchises."

DreamWorks Animation — the original creators of "Shrek" — was acquired by NBCUniversal in April of this year. The network will use its partner relationship with Illumination Entertainment — the studio behind family films like "Despicable Me" and "Minions" — to revive "Shrek."

It's just funny they're using the term "resurrect," as if the "Shrek" franchise wasn't producing as many sequels as Shrek and Fiona produced children. In the last 15 years, "Shrek" has spawned four full-length feature films, a musical and a frisky spinoff movie.

Luckily for us, Shrek is taking a note from "The Notebook." And similar to Noah and Allie's undying relationship, the "Shrek" franchise won't die, either, because it wasn't ogre. And it still isn't ogre. 

This video includes clips from DreamWorks AnimationUniversal Pictures and New Line Cinema, and images from Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.