Is there still no DVD release date set for “Shrek Forever After”? Not that I’m interested in seeing it, but now would be a great time to capitalize on all the talk of the franchise since the discovery of an ugly fish that people have labeled ‘the Shrek fish.’ I don’t quite see the resemblance myself (this other fish at least got the ears right), but I do recommend DreamWorks Animation gets its hands on this creature and makes it the new studio mascot. It could use a new logo anyway after six years of separation from DreamWorks Pictures. Or, maybe we can finally see that kid fishing from the moon actually catch something. And that something can be the ‘Shrek fish.’
Interestingly enough, the thing looks more like other DWA characters than Shrek. With its blue flesh, lack of a nose or ears and giant head protrusion, it reminds me just as much of Gallaxhar from “Monsters vs. Aliens” and the title villain of the upcoming “Megamind” (see the images after the jump). Obviously we can make a “Shark Tale” comparison, too. If the studio ever moves ahead on a sequel to that film they’ll have to design a character who is an Asian sheepshead wrasse like this guy as a tribute to his unintentional viral promotion of the Shrek franchise. See him in motion in the MSNBC video after the jump.