Kung Fu Panda 3 - JK Simmons
Kung Fu Panda 3 - The fearsome and power-hungry warrior Kai (voiced by JK Simmons) ©2015 DreamWorks Animation

January 2016 brings Kung Fu Panda 3 with Jack Black returning to the voicing role of Po and this time it seems his real father has turned up.

Kung Fu Panda was a tremendous success for 20th Century Fox in 2008. This was followed up with Kung Fu Panda 2 in 2011. Along the way there where the tv short Kung Fu Panda Holiday as well as a couple of video shorts.

Kung Fu Panda 3 was originally due to be released in November 2015 but then the new Star Wars 7 film popped up a few days before. Fox moved Panda 3 to March 2016 and then to January 2016 where it looks like it will stay.

Kung Fu Panda 3 – Trailer

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Kung Fu Panda 3 – Official Lowdown


When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.

Features voice actors:- Jack Black as Po, Bryan Cranston as long-lost panda father Li, Rebel Wilson as Mei Mei and JK Simmons as the fearsome and power-hungry warrior Kai.


Kung Fu Panda 3 – Theatrical Release dates

US and Canada: January 29th 2016

UK: March 18th 2016 (may move to January as USA date has done)


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online