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Jeffrey Katzenberg raves about fifth Shrek movie as Hollywood honours him

Shrek is heading back to the big screen for a fifth movie, if movie boss Jeffrey Katzenberg has his way.
The DreamWorks co-founder revealed new sequel plans are in the works while planting his hands and feet in cement outside the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday (29Sep16), assuring fans of the lovable ogre there is “more to come” from the movie franchise.
He told reporters there is “great ambition” to continue the film series, which features the voice talents of Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers as Shrek, but the future of the franchise lies in the hands of bosses at NBC Universal who acquired DreamWorks Animation in April (16).
Katzenberg, who co-founded DreamWorks in 1994 with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, said, “I think there’s more to come. It’s now up to Universal. They get to decide that. I think there’s great ambition and great excitement and fantastic ideas. Shrek will be around for a long time. Longer than me.”
Murphy and The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons saluted the movie mogul at the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, with Eddie calling the 65-year-old “a dreamer who never loses his head” and Parsons adding his friend has a big heart and should be “running for office”.
Murphy also called Katzenberg one of his most “trusted advisers”, adding, “In all of my most memorable moments, my highest moments, have always been connected to this man… I’m on the phone to him first about everything. I love this man… He is one of the greatest dudes.”
Katzenberg became the 296th person to have his hand and footprints immortalised in wet cement outside the Chinese Theatre.

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