Of course Happy Ever After can yield another and another and another in the movie fairytale world, particularly when it yields as many dollars as Shrek.
Shrek exploded onto our screens 20 years ago next month and it’s fair enough to say nothing was ever the same again.
And although we thought the release of Shrek Forever After, also called Shrek: The Final Chapter in 2010 would tie up the franchise why give up on the gift that keeps on giving?
And so we’ve had the spin-off Puss In Boots.
While Shrekkies were given a real treat when it was announced that there would be a Fifth Shrek film next year.
So where does Shrek live?
Well, when he’s not in his swamp, Universal Resort Orlando is where you’ll find him hanging out.
There are other action heroes who will leave you sickly green at Universal with their stomach-churning rides.
Which makes you regret that omelette and stack of pancakes you took at breakfast.
No, Shrek 4-D is a tamer, more family fun interactive experience, but no less fun for all that.
When we last left the layered one in Shrek Forever After he was grappling with fame in a Shrek lite theme park.
Before Rumpelstiltskin tricks him into giving it all up for just one day of his old life.
Spoiler alert here.
But our favourite author extricates himself from his sticky moment and we caught up again in Universal Studios Hollywood on our superheroes’ get-together.
And both being of the Scottish variety, and both sharing some nasty habits we both got on like a swamp on fire.
He’s invited me back so, of course, with a new film coming and Universal Resorts cranking up again for visitors.
With something new all the rime… I’m talking about you VelociCoaster me.
Shrek around the world
And because Shrek is beloved around the world and is big in Japan, our friends over there are enjoying him too.
Now for 2021 I’m thinking because it’s the Fifth Shrek we can have 5-D!
I’m on my way from misery to happiness ptoday, uhu-uhu-uhu-uhu!