New Shrek and Kung Fu Panda Holiday Specials Coming


NBC will air new half-hour “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda” specials. The network is partnering with DreamWorks Animation for the specials “Scared Shrekless” and “Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special.”

NBC will air the Halloween-themed “Shrekless” on Oct. 28, partnering it with a re-airing of “Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space.” “Panda” will air Nov. 24, paired with an encore of “Merry Madagascar.”

“NBC is proud to team with DreamWorks Animation to broadcast such quality holiday programming that includes some of their many popular film characters,” said Angela Bromstad, president of primetime entertainment at NBC and Universal Media Studios. “These animated specials will provide top-flight family entertainment for fans of all ages.”

In “Shrekless,” Shrek challenges Fiona, Donkey, Puss in Boots and the other fairy-tale characters to spend the night in Lord Farquaad’s haunted castle telling scary stories. In “Panda,” the lovable Po has to choose between his family obligations and his duty as Dragon Warrior when he’s ordered to host a formal winter feast at the Jade Palace.