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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 his 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 ... 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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Taglines:

Grab destiny by the rice dumplings. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,282,042, 31 January 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$143,528,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$521,170,825
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1 (CinemaScope)
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Trivia

In the deleted scene in which Mr. Ping visits Po at his barrack, the wok that struck Tai Lung in the face from Kung Fu Panda (2008) can be seen, as well as a drawing of Po (which he likely did himself) with six-pack abs, as well as a poster of the late Master Thundering Rhino standing in front of the Tower of the Sacred Flame from Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). See more »

Goofs

It's shown in Kung Fu Panda 2 that Li along with the over Panda's had to hide from Shen as he was killing all of the pandas, so Li and the others made the panda village. In the film Li claims that they can't share the location of the village, as if they didn't know Shen was still alive which made sense and all. But judging how word gets around fast in this world they would've known. Then it's revealed that their village was the panda village in the flash back but how would the pandas know that seeing how Li didn't even know what Chi was until Shifu told them that flashback story. Though even the pandas have no idea what Chi is there would have been no reason for them to hide still even after Shen's death. 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 »

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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Incredible New Record (2018) See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
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awesomeness achieved
8 March 2016 | by kieranbattamsSee all my reviews

Kung fu panda is a concept so ridiculous that we think to ourselves.. it is actually genius. Jack Black returns as the lovable Po, and shows us just why we missed him so much in the years we had to wait. These films always deal with acceptance and Kung Fu Panda 3 is no exception, with an added family element. I give praise for this for the simple reason that Bryan Cranston is AWESOME and really stands out in a movie that already has some brilliant stars, he was so funny and heartwarming as Po's biological father and makes a welcome addition to the cast.

The story follows Po as he is asked to teach the furious 5 so Shifu can retire and master 'Chi'. After a bad session he meets his father by chance and finds out about a new supernatural threat from the spirit realm, played by the brilliant J.K Simmons. He adds his own stamp to this character and gives us a badass villain, like Cranston becoming a welcome edition. Po embarks on a journey to a secret panda village to himself master 'Chi' and take out Kai for good. So for a start the story is brilliant, it keeps everyone entertained and never lingers on for too long. The members of the furious 5 however do get less screen time, even Angelina Jolie's Tigress although she does play the biggest role of the 5. The standout for the limited screen time he has is Seth Rogen's Mantis. I don't know what it is but i love this character and wanted more of him.

If you are a fan of the other films in the Kung Fu Panda franchise like i am then you won't be disappointed. The film manages to stay on par with both previous films and has all the humour and kung fu action you can expect from it. If the franchise ended here i would be happy, i would love more from the characters and the world built around them, but i really don't want the franchise to outstay it's welcome at the same time. But anyway, go see Kung Fu Panda 3. It is much better than the forgettable London has Fallen and you won't regret it!


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