Happy Holidays! I sincerely hope that everyone is enjoying themselves during this time of year and spending time with friends, family, and loved ones. But as always, we still have a good amount of news to cover before the year is out. Some of it is stuff that just broke recently, while others are stories that slipped under our radar due to being very, very busy (Rotoscopers-related or otherwise). But without further ado, let’s get to our first news story of the week.
In a few months, Kung Fu Panda 3 will officially mark the beginning of the 2016 year in animation (and yes, I’m choosing to ignore The Nut Job 2 and Norm of the North), and what better introduction to a very promising year for feature animation than the highly-anticipated third chapter in the Kung Fu Panda saga.
For those who want to satisfy their need for more footage – assuming you aren’t too afraid of spoilers to watch a trailer at all – than I give you the recent international trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3 below:
As you can see, there’s plenty of new footage and much of it expands upon what was only glimpsed at in previous trailers. Oh, and there’s lots of pandas too (although that one is obvious).
Kung Fu Panda 3 is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni from a screenplay by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. The film features the voice talents of Jack Black (Po), Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Dustin Hoffman (Master Shifu), Lucy Liu (Viper), Seth Rogen (Mantis), Jackie Chan (Monkey), David Cross (Crane), James Hong (Mr. Ping), and Randall Duk Kim as Master Oogway. New to the cast is Kate Hudson as Mei Mei, Bryan Cranston as Li, and J.K.Simmons as Kai.
Kung Fu Panda 3 lands in theaters on January 29, 2016.
Brandon is your average nerd with a love for nerdy things (games, comics, anime/manga, etc.). He also loves reading and writing and plans to be an author someday. For now, he writes with passion and curiosity about the world of animation. He lives with his family in North Carolina and is currently attending college.