Rick and Morty Anime Short

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch an anime style Rick and Morty short where Morty goes on an adventure to Tokyo, Japan and nothing weird happens at all. Plus, watch this year’s An Evening with Kevin Smith panel from the official Comic-Con at Home line-up, and flashback to a famous clip of Regis Philbin stopping by The Late Show with David Letterman dressed in full make-up as Shrek. Read More »

movies leaving peacock

NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock officially launched this week to little fanfare. And with equally little fanfare, Peacock’s biggest movies — including the Jurassic Park and Matrix franchises — are quickly leaving the service.

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Shrek 2 Honest Trailer

If there’s one franchise that hasn’t aged as well as some of its animated counterparts, it’s the Shrek franchise. Chock full of dated pop culture references and animation that looks uglier than other animated movies that came out around the same time, these movie also got worse as they went on.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Shrek 2 is a big step down from its predecessor, and with the benefit of hindsight, that makes it even worse since the original Shrek isn’t quite as good as you might remember either. We’ll let the Shrek 2 Honest Trailer take it from here, even if they’re a little more complimentary of the sequel overall. Read More »

Shrek Retold Trailer

Not too long ago, we learned that the DreamWorks Animation hit Shrek would be getting some kind of reboot from Illumination Entertainment. But before that happens, a huge group of filmmakers and animators have collaborated to remake the entire original movie from scratch.

Shrek Retold is a reimagining of the original Shrek with over 200 storytellers tackling a small segment of the movie in their own unique style. As you can see, it plays out like some kind of acid-fueled trip through the satirical fairytale with a mix of charming homemade live-action footage and animation. Check out the Shrek Retold trailer to see how wild this project is. Read More »

shrek reboot

Shrek is coming back from far, far away. The franchise starring Mike Myers as the most meme-able ogre is getting revived with a Shrek reboot and a Puss ‘n’ Boots reboot from Despicable Me creator Chris Meledandri.

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shrek 5 will be reinvention

Shrek is still holding out for another film, and if possible, another franchise.

The last time we saw the familiar green ogre was in the forgettable Shrek Forever After (also known by the patently FALSE title Shrek: The Final Chapter). But Dreamworks can’t let Shrek live happily ever after, and with the recent success of reviving long-dead franchises (Power Rangers, Ghostbusters), the studio is still in the process of rebooting their reliable franchise, just as we heard they would. It turns out Shrek 5 will be a reinvention of sorts.

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Shrek Honest Trailer

Last month, Screen Junkies decided to give their fans the power of voting for which Honest Trailers hit the web all through January. We’re well into February now, but we wanted to make sure that we highlighted the movie that fans wanted to see get skewered the most, and you might be surprised as to what came out on top.

Shrek was the movie that fans wanted Screen Junkies to give the Honest Trailers treatment to the most, and they definitely come through with flying colors by delivering an amusing parody of Smash Mouth’s hit song “All Star” from the film’s soundtrack. It’s not quite as cool as Michael Bolton showing up in the Honest Trailer for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but it’ll do for now.

Watch the Shrek Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

Shrek Movie References

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost 16 years since DreamWorks Animation released the first Shrek into theaters, launching a multi-billion dollar franchise (that is supposed to continue sometime in the near future). If it’s been awhile since you sunk your teeth into the animated fairytale comedy, you might have forgotten just how many movies Shrek and Shrek 2 parodies and paid homage to.

For those who may not have time to sit down and watch the first two Shrek movies just to soak them all up, one fan has put together a video taking a look at the various references to other movies, from Beauty and the Beast to Alien to Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring. You just may have forgotten how many gags there are referencing other movies.

Watch the Shrek movie references video round-up after the jump. Read More »

Shrek Forever After

We’ve heard some stray rumblings over the years that Shrek 5 could be coming, and now those rumblings have turned into something a little louder and clearer. As Universal nails down the final details of their $3.8 billion deal to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the studio is making plans to release Shrek 5 in 2019. And that’s not all: they’re also moving forward with Shadows, a new feature from Edgar Wright and David WalliamsRead More »

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Shrek Sequels

If you’ve been holding out hope that we might see the Shrek franchise return to the big screen, we have some good news. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the original DreamWorks Animation film featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, and to celebrate the milestone, the studio is figuring out a way to bring the franchise back from the dead.

Comcast’s NBC Universal recently bought DreamWorks Animation, and part of their plan for the animation studio includes creating more Shrek sequels, as revealed by NBCU chief executive Steve Burke during the Guggenheim TMT Symposium in New York. Find out more about the revival of the Shrek franchise after the jump. Read More »