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PSA: The ‘Shrek’ Films Are Officially Leaving Netflix In April

PSA: The ‘Shrek’ Films Are Officially Leaving Netflix In April

With coronavrirus taking over the world right now, and the majority of us holed up inside socially distancing or in social isolation, we need all the feel good films we can get.

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That's why when we found out all the Shrek films were being taken off Netflix we were quite frankly devastated.

Yep, from the 11th of April, not just Shrek but also all four of its spin-offs will be taken down from the streaming site.

Say it 'aint so!

Donkey is not going to be happy about this (Credit: Dreamworks)
Donkey is not going to be happy about this (Credit: Dreamworks)

The move is due to the fact that the Shrek franchise is migrating over to Disney+ instead.

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Taking to Facebook to announce the news, Netflix shared a picture of Shrek alongside the caption: "Bye, bye!"

Next to the image, they wrote: "Somebody once told me that the Shrek film series is leaving on April 11th.

"So for all you sharp tools in the shed, it's time to return to the swamp for one last adventure."

But judging by the reactions in the comments, people were not in the mood for a joke.



In a completely measured and not-at-all-dramatic comment, one Shrek fan wrote: "Very disappointed netflix. Shrek is a lifestyle and our birth right. You taking this away from us is like ripping our own child from our arms and taking them away. If you think you will be forgiven, you are sorely mistaken, sir!"

While another raged: "What's the point of Netflix then? There is none. Shrek is love Shrek is life".

A third chipped in: "You're grounded, Netflix! As if there's not enough going wrong with the world".

As a fourth complained: "Disgusting and disappointed Netflix. Shrek is the only thing that helps us get through our days, and seeing as there's nothing else good to watch on Netflix we stick to our god, shrek."

(Okay, that last one might have been a *little* too far, tbh).





Tyla has contacted Netflix for comment.

Of course, if you're that crushed by the news, you could always download Disney+ when it launches in the UK next week, and catch up with your favourite ogre on there, instead.

As well as Shrek, the platform will feature all the classics, like Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), Bambi (1942) and its first animated feature film Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937).

Plus, Disney+ will also offer over 25 exclusive Disney Originals.

If that sounds like a bit of you, the platform currently has an offer on, which means you can save £10 on a 12 month subscription.

Active until the day before its official launch on March 24th, those in two minds as to whether to sign up or not can now pay £49.99 instead of the standard price of £59.99.

Go, go, go!

Featured Image Credit: Dreamworks

Topics: Disney+, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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