Kung Fu Panda is a highly acclaimed computer-animated comedy movie series produced by DreamWorks Animation (Universal Pictures), consisting of 3 films: Kung Fu Panda (2008), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). It has won many hearts with many awards worldwide.
Due to Kung Fu Panda’s very high popularity amongst all ages, The creators Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris have also launched various Short Films on Nickelodeon television network (Secrets of Furious Five, Kung Fu Panda Holidays Special, etc), Animated Series (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) & many games (Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors, Kung Fu Panda world, etc).
The storyline is based on a group of talking animal’s Kung Fu fantasies at ancient times of China, where a (supposed to be orphaned) giant panda Po Ping lives with his Goose father Mr. Ping and cooks’ noodles in his restaurant at the Valley of Peace.
He was always fascinated with Kung Fu; however, his overweight body structure and clumsiness were causing him much of a trouble. But eventually, Po (voiced by Jack Black) got selected as a Dragon Warrior by an elderly spiritual leader, Grand Master Oogway (voiced by Randell Duk Kim) and accompanied by Furious Five – Tigress (voiced by Angelina Jolie), Monkey (voiced by Jackie Chan), Mantis (voiced by Seth Rogen), Viper (voiced by Lucy Lie) and Crane (David Cross) and he gets his training from Master Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) to protect the valley from all evils.
The main cast seems to remain the same for the 4th movie as well with some additions and deductions as per the upcoming plots. The dates are not yet officialised by the creators for the release of 4th the movie, but according to sources and official statements there will be 6 movies on Kung Fu Panda, and the fourth installment will take some more time to get on the screens. Maybe we will be able to see it sometime in 2021.
Po’s story starts as a noodle maker and progresses to be the most important peacemaker of the valley, trained by Master Shifu and supported by Furious Five at all costs to safeguard the Valley, the world, and the art of Ancient Kung Fu from all possible threats. He and his team have fought bravely with a number of villains in 3 movies to date and remain victorious.
Po eventually met his biological father and shifted to his Panda Village to learn some more secrets about being a Panda Kung Fu Warrior and a healer. The next movie is speculated to be based on him, raising and training his next generation to be Kung Fu Warriors.
All the movies to date have some ingrained messages and lessons to be learned by viewers. The 4th installments will carry the same flavour with it and will mesmerize us with a lot of awesomeness of Po. Stay tuned with us to get more updates.