Kung Fu Panda 3 is the sequel to a cartoon of the US production, main character of which is a panda named Po. The first part of the film premiered on May 15, 2008. It followed long preparation period. The filming crew had been creating the story for several years after carefully studying the culture of China. In Kung Fu Panda, computer animation was widely used, and it was released in the IMAX format. The success was almost immediate: the cartoon was nominated for such awards as Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy. The box office reached about $632 million with the budget of $130 million.
Kung Fu Panda 3 will be released in 2016.
The third movie has a Korean-based director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Spawn), producer and writer Jonathan Aibel (King of the Hill, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Monsters vs. Aliens), and other producers: Guillermo del Toro (Hobbit, Pacific Rim), Melissa Cobb, and Jeff Hermann.
Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, James Hong, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Jackie Chan, and others are doing the voiceover for the characters.
According to the film`s story, a panda named Po Ping works with his father, a goose, in a noodle shop. Deep in his soul, the panda bear desires to become an honored kung fu warrior. He trains a lot to make his dream come true. The panda becomes a Dragon Warrior after fighting a powerful rival, a snow leopard Tai Lung. He gets help from the Furious Five, which consists of Tigress, Monkey, Crane, Mantis, and Viper. They work out the moves helping them to fight the enemy. The panda bear obtains self-confidence and starts to believe in his abilities thanks to his father`s advice.
Because of the mind-blowing success among the fans, there is a possibility that there will be a total of 6 Kung Fu Panda films. The end of the second part hints at the sequel. In Kung Fu Panda 3, the protagonist will have to face the obstacles, one of which will be of supernatural origin. This time, there will be a more serious villain than the previous ones.
The third part of the cartoon series is a collaboration with the chinese Oriental DreamWorks company, which will allow saving on the budget.
The cartoon series titled Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness was based on the Kung Fu Panda movie. It consisted of 78 episodes.
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