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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

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Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Po (voice)
Bryan Cranston ... Li (voice)
Dustin Hoffman ... Shifu (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Tigress (voice)
J.K. Simmons ... Kai (voice)
Jackie Chan ... Monkey (voice)
Seth Rogen ... Mantis (voice)
Lucy Liu ... Viper (voice)
David Cross ... Crane (voice)
Kate Hudson ... Mei Mei (voice)
James Hong ... Mr. Ping (voice)
Randall Duk Kim ... Oogway (voice)
Steele Gagnon ... Bao (voice)
Liam Knight Liam Knight ... Lei Lei (voice)
Wayne Knight ... Big Fun / Hom-Lee (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by 20th Century Fox

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The weight is over See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gong fu xiong mao 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,282,042, 31 January 2016

Gross USA:

$143,528,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$521,170,825
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2.39 : 1 (CinemaScope)
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Trivia

This is the first animated movie of 2016 to feature J.K. Simmons, the other being Zootopia (2016), which is also a movie about anthropomorphic animals. See more »

Goofs

Shifu mentions that the dragon scroll prophecy has been around for 500 years, yet Po mention's in the first film that they've been waiting 1000 years for the Dragon scroll to be revealed. And seeing how Po is the biggest Kung fu fan, he shouldn't have been wrong. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Oogway: Inner peace... inner peace.
[a flower petal falls on his nose]
Oogway: Itchy nose...
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Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual Dreamworks SKG opening with the little boy fishing from a crescent moon in the sky, Po climbs a huge staircase, jumps onto the crescent, and fishes from there. See more »

Alternate Versions

The FX print begins with the 2013 Universal Pictures logo plastered over the 2010 20th Century Fox logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Score includes portions of I'm So Sorry
Performed by Imagine Dragons
Written by Dan Reynolds (as Daniel Reynolds), Wayne Sermon (as Daniel Sermon), Ben McKee (as Benjamin McKee) and Daniel Platzman
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Dragon Warrior Rising
11 March 2016 | by coreyjdenfordSee all my reviews

This is my review of Kung-fu Panda 3 (Spoiler free)

Distributor(s): Fox/Dreamworks

Director(s): Alessandro Carloni & Jennifer Yuh

Cast: Jack Black, Academy Award Nominee Bryan Cranston*, Angelina Jolie, 2 time Academy award winner Dustin Hoffman**, Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons***, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen.

Plot: Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and one a little closer to home.

The Dragon Warrior returns in the silliest and the darkest of the trilogy this time to face spirit warrior Kai (Simmons), who has returned to the mortal world to capture the Chi of all the warriors in China. The first movie back in 2008 was dark and thrilling and really quite fun, the second (2011) promised to be darker but didn't quite deliver.

With the same story as it's predecessors between good and evil this one is outrageously funny and sometimes a little bit silly the third and final film is fun for all the family, here are some points of why I think this film is a must see:

Hilarious Dialogue: The film has hilarious moments from start to finish especially between Po and Li-Shan (Cranston) some of the moments just made me burst out laughing.

Visually Stunning: Every single one of these films has had a gorgeous but this one probably has the best with some the amazing colours that just burst out the screen, the part that really stands out is the spirit world that just has an outstanding feel that just gives you a warm feeling.

This film just feels a warm hug that just comes out of nowhere Jack Black has really outdone himself this time as the lovable panda.

The one main fault and it's tiny is that some of the jokes go on for longer than they should but you should get over that.

The furious five have returned and this time better than ever.

This film is a must see for all the family especially with it's recent success in China, this film is worth every penny. Remember the secret panda village is waiting for you. A truly outrageous animation and a must see 9/10 (4.5 out of 5).

Verdict: Rather than the cynical "one last grab" of the series, Kung Fu Panda might actually be the best. Also this might be worth going to watch in 3D.

*Best supporting actor (Trumbo, 2015), **Best supporting actor (Kramer Vs. Kramer, 1979) & Best Actor (Rain Man, 1988), ***Best supporting Actor (Whiplash, 2014).


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