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Fourth 'Shrek' film to open Tribeca fest

'Forever After' will have world premiere at New York event

"Shrek Forever After," the fourth installment of the jolly green ogre's adventures and the first in 3D, will raise the curtain at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival as its opening-night film.

The DreamWorks Animation feature, directed by Mike Mitchell, will have its world premiere April 21 at the New York City fest.

Shrek has always had a taste for fests -- the first two movies in the franchise played the Cannes Film Festival.

"We have always sought to open our festival with films that are captivating and strike an emotional chord with moviegoers," Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said. " 'Shrek Forever After' combines the very best in storytelling and artistry while showcasing the wonders of innovative 3D filmmaking."

With a voice cast headed by Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas, the movie pits Shrek against Rumpelstilskin, who tricks the ogre into signing away the life he has known.

Paramount will release the movie nationwide on May 21.

Tribeca, which runs through May 2, will announce its full slate of programming next month.