Kung Fu Panda: DreamWorks Planning 3 More Films After Kung Fu Panda 3
DreamWorks Animation CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, announced in 2010 that "Kung Fu Panda actually has 6 series to it." Kung Fu Panda 3 was officially confirmed in July 2012 by Bill Damaschke, chief creative officer for DWA. The film is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and produced by Melissa Cobb, written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger with Guillermo Del Toro as executive producer. Starring Rebel Wilson, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Mads Mikkelsen, Bryan Cranston, Lucy Liu and Jack Black. It was announced that the film's release date has been pushed up from March 18, 2016, to December 23, 2015.
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Kung Fu Panda 3 will be made in China as a co-production between DreamWorks Animation and Oriental DreamWorks, a Shanghai based studio, founded in 2012 as a partnership between DreamWorks Animation and Chinese companies. One third of the film will be made in China, and the rest at DWA.
This is the first time that any major American animated feature film has been co-produced by a Chinese firm. The filmmakers are working closely with Chinese censors to assure the film's acceptability to the state.
Kung Fu Panda Short Films:
1. Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008) - The film has a framing story of Po (in computer animation), telling the stories of his comrades in arms, the Furious Five, which are depicted in 2D cell animation.
2. Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) - It tells a story of Po, who is assigned to host the annual Winter Feast by Master Shifu, despite his wishes to spend the holiday with Mr. Ping.
3. Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011) - It tells the backgrounds of the masters of Gongmen City: Thundering Rhino, Storming Ox, and Croc.
Videos: [ Watch Kung Fu Panda Short Films ]
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