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Shrek and Shrek 2 Are Leaving Netflix This Weekend

We'll never get ogre the loss

Liam Mathews
Shrek 2

Shrek 2


SomeBODY once told me Shrek and Shrek 2 are leaving Netflix at the end of the month. According to the movies' pages on the streaming service, the last day to watch both of them is Saturday, April 30. 

This is too bad for Netflix, as the classic animated family comedies have been holding steady in the Netflix Daily Top 10 Movies chart since early March. As of today, April 29, Shrek is the No. 6 movie on Netflix and Shrek 2 is No. 7. 

The good news is that there still will be plenty of Shrek left on Netflix. Shrek Forever After, the fourth and most recent film in the franchise, is staying on Netflix, as are the Puss in Boots spinoffs, the shows Shrek's Swamp Stories and Spooky Stories, and the filmed version of the Shrek Broadway musical. And coincidentally, there's more Mike Myers content coming to Netflix this week in the form of his new series The Pentaverate, the voice of Shrek's long-awaited return to television comedy. It's coming on Thursday, May 5, but be warned, it's not kid-friendly. 

And that's not the only good news. Shrek and Shrek 2 are not leaving streaming, they're just moving over to Peacock. They start streaming on Peacock on May 1. Shrek the Third is available on HBO Max

Shrek came out in 2001 and won the first Academy Award for Best Animated Film. It tells the story of the titular cranky green ogre, who wants to get a bunch of displaced fairytale creatures to leave his swamp so he can go back to being alone. He makes a deal with the wicked Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) in exchange for getting his swamp back, and sets off with his annoying companion Donkey (Eddie Murphy) on the adventure. Shrek and Fiona fall in love, and Fiona becomes an ogre herself. Shrek 2 is even better, and follows Shrek and Fiona as they deal with threats to their marriage. It also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Film. 

More on Netflix:

Everything Leaving Netflix in April

April 1
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Seasons 1-7

April 2
Truth or Dare

April 4
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

April 5
The Florida Project

April 8
House of the Witch

April 15
About Time

April 18
Miss Sloane

April 24
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

April 25
The Artist

April 26
August: Osage County

April 29
Angel 'N' Devil: Season 1
The Beach Loafer
Either Me Or My Auntie, aka Ya ana ya khalty
El señor de los Cielos: Seasons 1-7
Escaping Tel Aviv
Game Over
K.O.3an Guo
K.O. One Re-act
KO One Return
The Light of My Eyes
My Sleeping Lover, aka My Lover Is Sleepy
Omar & Salma 2
The Outsiders: Season 1
Tarek's Situation, aka Zarf Tarek
Zaki Chan

April 30
A Yellow Bird 
The Addams Family 
Aliens Stole My Body 
Batman Begins 
Bram Stoker's Dracula 
The Dark Knight
Dawson's Creek: Seasons 1-6
Dead Again in Tombstone 
Dear John
Fire in the Blood 
First Knight 
Green Lantern 
The Green Mile
He Even Has Your Eyes 
Hudson Hawk 
I Am Divine
JFK: The Making of a President 
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky 
JT LeRoy
Léon: The Professional, aka The Professional
The Lucky One 
Monthly Girls' Nozaki Kun
Mostly Sunny 
My Best Friend's Wedding
The Negotiator 
The Polar Express 
Richie Rich
Secret Window 
The Shawshank Redemption
Shrek 2 
Snakes on a Plane
Superman Returns
The Town 
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
V for Vendetta 
When a Stranger Calls 
Where the Wild Things Are 
The Whole Truth 
Yogi Bear