Miami – “Shrek 4D”, an attraction at Universal parks in Orlando and based on the film saga starring a grumpy green ogre, will say goodbye to the public forever next January, the company reported.
“Shrek 4D” replaced a similar attraction dedicated to a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 2003 and it is not yet known what plans are for the space it will leave in Universal Studios park.
The closing date for the attraction and its attached gift shop is January 10, 2022.
The Shrek franchise and its characters have appeared at Universal Orlando at events such as the festivities, evening shows, and recently on the new character show, DreamWorks Destination.
The original film in this animated saga was released in 2001, grossed almost $ 485 million, won the Oscar for best animated film and participated in the official selection of the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson and American Vicky Jenson, the film features the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow, among others.
In 2020 “Shrek” was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of the United States.
Its sequels are “Shrek 2” (2004), “Shrek 3” (2007) and “Shrek Forever After” (2010).