ABC To Shrek The Halls Next Year

Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers in Shrek 2
(Image credit: Dreamworks)

DreamWorks recently announced that in addition to making Shrek 3, they’ve decided to add a holiday special to the great green franchise. This wont be some cheap knock-off of the original films, either. Set to do the voices for the characters are the original stars from the movies, including Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy.

According to Reuters, the idea for the film which will be titled Shrek the Halls, came from a conversation between ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. McPherson reportedly told Katzenberg that he was looking for a unique Christmas special. If there’s one thing that’s unique, it’s an ogre whose wife is a princess-turned-ogre and whose best friend is an outspoken donkey.

Whether or not Shrek the Halls will go down in history as one of the true TV Christmas classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer remains to be seen. Unfortunately, Shrek fans will have to wait until Christmas of 2007 to see the holiday special on ABC.

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