Empire recently spoke with DreamWorks Animation Chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who revealed what the studio has planned for the future. In all, Katzenberg said that the studio is planning a total of four Madagascar movies, six Kung Fu Panda movies, and that How to Train Your Dragon would be, at the very least, a trilogy.
This is what Jeffrey Katzenberg had to say when asked if Shrek Forever After would be the last sequel in that franchise:
""What our movies and our franchises also share in common with Shrek is that they have a beginning, a middle and an end; they're not open-ended. Each of the films is a chapter of a story and in every instance we knew what that journey was or could be before we even started. So today I can tell you pretty succinctly where Madagascar goes. Ultimately they will come back to New York, and they will come to terms with that, which they will do in this next chapter. Because of the way that movie concludes there's probably one more for them. Yeah, there's probably a fourth there. Kung Fu Panda actually has 6 chapters to it, and we've mapped that out over the years. How to Train Your Dragon is at least three: maybe more, but we know there are a least three chapters to that story. There are actually 8 books."
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