Shrek Forever After (previously promoted as Shrek: The Final Chapter) is a 2010 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the Shrek film franchise and the sequel to Shrek the Third (2007). The film was directed by Mike Mitchell from a screenplay by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke, and stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, and John Cleese reprising their previous roles, with Walt Dohrn introduced in the role of Rumpelstiltskin. The plot follows Shrek struggling as a family man with no privacy, who yearns for the days when he was once feared. He is tricked by Rumpelstiltskin into signing a contract that allows him to relive his golden age, but comes to realize that it comes alongside disastrous consequences.