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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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

The first Kung Fu Panda movie to not have the actor of its main antagonist (J.K. Simmons) nominated for the Annie Award for Best Voice Acting, after Ian McShane was nominated for voicing Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda (2008), and Gary Oldman was nominated for voicing Shen in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). Neither won however, McShane lost to Dustin Hoffman (voice of Master Shifu in Kung Fu Panda (2008)) and Oldman lost to Bill Nighy (voice of Grand-Santa in Arthur Christmas (2011)). 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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Home (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Kung Fu Fighting (Celebration Time)
Written by Carl Douglas
Produced by Al Clay
Performed by Shanghai Roxi Musical Studio Choirs and Metro Voices, London
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Funny and Gorgeously Animated
7 February 2016 | by tjgoalie13See all my reviews

Kung Fu Panda is yet another solid entry in the Kung Fu Panda film series. It should be noted that while it's subjective, my opinion is that Kung Fu Panda 3 is ever so slightly the weakest of the franchise, but that's not a knock on the film. Kung Fu Panda 3 is often funny, beautifully animated, and features great characters. This is another great animated film for the entire family, that will surely delight people of all ages.

The tone of Kung Fu Panda 3 is a somewhat silly one, much like the other Kung Fu Panda films, however it does a good job of balancing mature themes with silly humor. The film also does a good job of balancing both subtle and witty humor with more bombastic and silly humor. The humor is bolstered by the terrific voice acting of the entire cast, which is as per usual great. Many times throughout this film I found myself laughing hysterically.

Another impressive element of the film is the amazing animation in this film. It may seem like every animated film features beautiful animation, but the animation in this film is truly amazing. Another impressive element of the animation is the action, which in an animated film may not seem like something to watch for, but the action sequences in Kung Fu Panda 3 are amazing. Many times watching this film the animation is so good it looks real, which is in it's own right an amazing accomplishment.

The film's pacing is great, but what's even better is the character development. With a story that isn't the strongest, the characters keep the film entertaining. Besides the villain, a character who feels like a forced conflict thrown in just to give the film drama, all of the characters in this film have some kind of development. Many of the characters are relatable, which helps the audience care about them. With characters that the audience can relate to and root for, the consequences of the film feel even heavier.

In Conclusion Kung Fu Panda 3 is a great fun film for the entire film with a little bit of something for everyone. The film is gorgeously animated, features well developed characters, great action sequences, good voice acting, and a terrific sense of humor. Despite the weak villain, occasionally silly tone, and some clichés the film is still very enjoyable. If you have some young kids take them to this film you'll all enjoy it.


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