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Over the centuries, New York has become the world's greatest melting pot, welcoming people of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities to its crowded streets. But now the Big Apple is about to receive its most colorful visitor yet: a giant green ogre.

Yes, it's true: Everyone's favorite cartoon galoot, Shrek, will be opening the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount's latest foray into the Shrekverse, 'Shrek Forever After,' will have the honor of kicking off the ninth annual movie showcase with its world premiere on April 21. Over the centuries, New York has become the world's greatest melting pot, welcoming people of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities to its crowded streets. But now the Big Apple is about to receive its most colorful visitor yet: a giant green ogre.

Yes, it's true: Everyone's favorite cartoon galoot, Shrek, will be opening the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount's latest foray into the Shrekverse, 'Shrek Forever After,' will have the honor of kicking off the ninth annual movie showcase with its world premiere on April 21.

Tribeca honcho Jane Rosenthal couldn't be happier about the decision.

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

The latest entry in the wildly popular 'Shrek' franchise revolves around an ill-advised deal Shrek inks with the notoriously-ornery trickster Rumplestiltskin. Reprising his role as Shrek is Canadian jokester extraordinaire Mike Myers, who will be joined by fellow Shrekkies Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. But don't worry, folks: If you can't make it to New York, Shrek and his brand of crowd-pleasing CGI merriment will be coming to you with a wide release slated for May 21.

Catch a sneak preview of this cutting-edge revelry here: