Kung Fu Panda 3

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Kung Fu Panda 3
Kung Fu Panda 3
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by Melissa Cobb
Screenplay by
Based on Characters created
by Ethan Reiff
Cyrus Voris
Music by Hans Zimmer[1]
Edited by Clare Knight
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16) (Los Angeles)[2]
  • January 23, 2016 (2016-01-23) (China)
  • January 29, 2016 (2016-01-29) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes[3]
  • United States
  • China
  • English
  • Chinese[4]
Budget $145 million[5]
Box office $521.2 million[6]

Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the third installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and the sequel to 2011's Kung Fu Panda 2. In the film, Po enters the panda village and re-unites with his birth father and other pandas, but problems arise when a villainous spirit warrior, named Kai, returns to the mortal realm and steals chi from the kung fu masters. To prevent Kai from taking chi from all kung fu masters and pandas, Po forms the army of pandas to battle Kai's jade minions and Po must become a master of chi to defeat him and save his friends.

The film was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni and written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Jackie Chan and James Hong reprise their roles from the previous films with Randall Duk Kim reprising his role of Oogway from the first film. They are joined by Bryan Cranston, J. K. Simmons and Kate Hudson in the roles of Li Shan, Kai, and Mei Mei, respectively.

Kung Fu Panda 3 premiered on January 16, 2016, in Los Angeles.[2] It received a limited release in China on January 23 for a special three-hour sneak preview and was released in the United States on January 29 in 3D, the film received generally positive reviews while grossing $521 million worldwide against its $145 million budget.


In the spirit realm, Oogway fights against an adversary named Kai, who has defeated other kung fu masters in the realm and taken their chi. Oogway willingly gives in and also has his chi stolen, but not before warning Kai that the Dragon Warrior, Po, will stop him. Kai takes this as a challenge to steal the Dragon Warrior's chi and returns to the mortal realm.

Meanwhile, Master Shifu announces his retirement from teaching and passes the role of teacher to Po. An initially excited Po realizes that teaching kung fu is not as easy as he thought, and the Furious Five are injured as a result. Po is demoralized because of his failure, but Shifu advises Po that instead of trying to be a teacher, he should try to be himself. Po returns home where he meets a panda, Li Shan, whom they both realize is his long-lost biological father, they quickly bond with each other, much to the jealousy of Po's adoptive father, Mr. Ping.

After introducing Li to Shifu and his friends, Po and the Five defend the Valley of Peace from jade zombies that Kai has created from the chi of past kung fu masters, the team learns through research that in order to defeat Kai, Po must learn to master the use of chi himself, an ability utilized by ancient pandas. Li offers to teach him by taking him to his secret panda village home. Po and Li travel to the village while Shifu and the Furious Five stay behind to deal with Kai; Mr. Ping follows the pandas, worried that he will lose Po's affections to Li, although Po is eager to learn chi, Li tells him he must first learn the relaxed life of a panda in the village.

Kai takes the chi of nearly every kung fu master in China, including Shifu and the Furious Five except Tigress, who warns the pandas of Kai's intention to steal their chi. Afraid, Li and the pandas prepare to run away. When Po demands that Li teach him how to use chi, Li confesses that he does not know how, and that he lied out of fear of losing his son again. Po is hurt over his father's misdirection; Mr. Ping, who realizes Po has become happier with Li being a part of his life, encourages Li and the other pandas to stay and ask Po to train them so they can fight back. Realizing what had previously made him fail as a teacher, Po agrees and teaches them using their everyday activities as their assets.

Kai arrives and sends his jade zombie minions to capture Po, who sends the pandas, Ping, and Tigress upon them, distracting Kai, the plan works in holding off the army, but when Po tries to use his signature Wuxi Finger Hold on Kai to send him back to the spirit realm, Kai reveals that it can only work on mortals, not a spirit warrior like himself. Kai gains the upper hand in their fight, but Po uses the Wuxi Finger Hold again on himself while gripping Kai, transporting them both to the spirit realm, they fight again, with Kai regaining the advantage to subdue Po. Using what they learned from Po, Li, Tigress, Mr. Ping, and the pandas are able to use their chi to revive and empower him. Po harnesses their chi to create a giant dragon figure which he uses to overload Kai, causing him to explode and restoring all of the fallen masters to normal.

In an ethereal golden pond, Oogway appears to Po and informs him that his journey as the Dragon Warrior has come full circle, declaring Po to be his true successor. By choice, Po wields a mystic jade yin-yang staff bestowed by Oogway to return to the mortal world, he and his extended family all return to the valley, where they continue practicing kung fu and their chi.


Jack Black at the film's Australian premiere in Sydney



In 2010, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that the Kung Fu Panda franchise was planned to have six movies, or "chapters", altogether.[16] In April 2012, Jack Black first spoke to the press about the possible development of another Kung Fu Panda sequel: "I think they're writing it, writing hard as we speak," he shared. "I'd love to [return]. Yeah, it's a blast."[17] In July 2012, Kung Fu Panda 3 was officially confirmed by Bill Damaschke, DWA's chief creative officer.[18]

The film was made 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 was made in China, and the rest in the United States, at DWA,[19][20] this was the first time that any major American animated feature film had been co-produced with a Chinese firm.[21] The filmmakers worked closely with SAPPRFT to ensure the film's release in China,[22] the film's co-production status in China allowed the production companies to circumvent the country's strict import quota and take a greater share of box-office revenue than imported films.[20][23] To ensure the film's success in China, in addition to the English version, the Chinese version of the film was also fully animated, making them the only versions that will have the characters' lips synchronized with their voices.[4]


Kung Fu Panda 3 saw the crew from the second film reunite, including director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, producer Melissa Cobb, screenplay writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, and Guillermo del Toro as executive producer.[24] Initially, Nelson was directing the film alone, but by February 2015, Alessandro Carloni had joined her as a co-director. According to the report, Carloni, who was an animation supervisor on the first film and a story artist on the second, joined Nelson following her request to strengthen "the director's bench" to ensure that the film is completed in a timely manner.[25]

On April 9, 2013, DreamWorks Animation announced that Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston, and Mads Mikkelsen had joined the cast of the film.[7] By April 2015, J.K. Simmons had replaced Mikkelsen, whose character had been rewritten.[26] Five months later, Wilson was replaced by Kate Hudson due to an extended production schedule,[14] the studio had to reanimate previously completed scenes to reflect Hudson's interpretation of the character.[14]

In 2017, however, Wilson claimed in a lawsuit that a number of articles published by Bauer Media Group's media entities have accused her of lying about her name, age, and upbringing, and resulted in her being sacked from the movie.[27]

The film's antagonist, Kai, is the first supernatural villain of the Kung Fu Panda series.[28] Described by del Toro as "the most formidable villain yet,"[29] the creators wanted him to stand apart from his predecessors.[28] Nelson reasoned: "You can't go brawler because Tai Lung was brawler. You can't go smarter because Shen was smarter. Where can you go? You have to go supernatural, bigger, and even more intimidating."[28] Blue Peter presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell cameoed in the film.[30]


On July 25, 2014, it was announced that Hans Zimmer would return to score the film,[1] the score includes performances from renowned Asian musicians such as Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Chinese cellist Jian Wang, erhu virtuoso Karen Hua-Qi Ottosson (returned for her third time on Kung Fu Panda 3, this time not only on erhu but also on zhonghu and gaohu), Erhu musician Guo Gan, Taiwanese pop singer Jay Chou and Canadian-Taiwanese young singer Patrick Brasca. The soundtrack album was released on January 22, 2016.[31] John Powell, who collaborated with Zimmer on the first two films, did not return for the third installment due to dropping out of the film because of his work on Pan.[citation needed] A portion of the score includes a melody from the song "I'm So Sorry" by the rock band Imagine Dragons. The Vamps recorded a cover of the song "Kung Fu Fighting" for the soundtrack. Chinese pop singer Luhan also recorded the song "Deep" for the movie.

Track listing[edit]


Kung Fu Panda 3 (Music from the Motion Picture)
Soundtrack album by Hans Zimmer
Released January 22, 2016
Label Sony Classical Records
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Oogway's Legacy" Hans Zimmer, Lang Lang 2:00
2. "Hungry for Lunch" Zimmer 1:15
3. "The Power of Chi" Zimmer 4:12
4. "The Arrival of Kai" Zimmer 2:01
5. "A New Father" Zimmer 3:13
6. "The Hall of Heroes" Zimmer 2:59
7. "The Legend of Kai" Zimmer 4:01
8. "The Panda Village" Zimmer 3:39
9. "Mei Mei's Ribbon Dance" Zimmer 2:05
10. "Jaded" Zimmer 3:54
11. "How To Be a Panda" Zimmer 1:53
12. "Portrait of Mom" Zimmer, Lang 1:48
13. "Po Belongs" Zimmer, Lang 2:52
14. "Kai is Closer" Zimmer 3:15
15. "Two Fathers" Zimmer 3:11
16. "The Battle of Legends" Zimmer 3:31
17. "The Spirit Realm" Zimmer 3:18
18. "The Dragon Warrior" Zimmer 2:51
19. "Passing the Torch" Zimmer 4:15
20. "Father and Son" Zimmer 3:00
21. "Kung Fu Fighting (Celebration Time)" Shanghai Roxi Musical Studio Choirs, Metro Voices London 2:59
22. "Try" Jay Chou, Patrick Brasca 4:00
23. "Kung Fu Fighting" The Vamps 3:05

Promotional single[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Deep (海底)" Luhan 4:02


On September 10, 2012, it was announced that Kung Fu Panda 3 would be released on March 18, 2016,[24] on April 9, 2013, the film's release date was moved up to December 23, 2015.[7] In December 2014, the film was moved back to its original release date of March 18, 2016, to avoid competition with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.[34] In April 2015, the release date was once again shifted, this time to January 29, 2016.[35] AMC Theatres partnered with Fox and DWA to play the movie in Mandarin at seven theatres and in Spanish at 14 locations in the U.S and Canada meaning there will be a mix of subtitled and dubbed formats of Kung Fu Panda 3, this will mark the first time that AMC is playing a major theatrical release in dubbed/subtitled Mandarin.[36] The film had a day-and-date release starting from January 28 in China, Russia, Ukraine, Jamaica and Puerto Rico and South Korea and the US and Canada on January 29, 2016. Other markets will follow on March and April.[37][38] According to Deadline.com, the strategy behind such a staggered release was to take advantage of certain opportunistic dates which presented themselves such as the Chinese New Year in February for China.[37]

Home media[edit]

Kung Fu Panda 3 was released digitally on May 13, 2016, and was released on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on June 28, 2016.[39] The film debuted in first place on the home video sales chart for the week ending on July 3, 2016.[40]


Box office[edit]

Kung Fu Panda 3 grossed $143.5 million in North America and $377.6 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $521.2 million, and is the lowest-grossing film in the series.[6] The threequel earned a net profit of $76.65 million, making it one of the top twenty most profitable release of 2016.[41] It made $3.8 million from 272 IMAX screens, a new record for an animated film.

On its opening day in the U.S., it made $10.5 million, which is the lowest among the series but nonetheless topped the box office.[5][42] During its opening weekend it earned $41.2 million from 3,955 theatres, marking the biggest January opening for an animated film,[43] and third-ever biggest January opening,[44] It retained the top spot at the box office during its second weekend after falling to $21.2 million. It was overtaken by Deadpool in its third weekend.[45]

Internationally, the film earned $75.7 million in its opening weekend from six overseas markets with 77% ($58.3 million) coming from China alone.[46] In its second weekend, it was overtaken by The Revenant;[47] in South Korea, it opened at No. 1 earning $11.4 million from 1.6 million admissions between Thursday and Sunday on 1,364 screens, consuming a 65% market share.[46][48] As of February 14, it has grossed $24.1 million and $9 million in South Korea and Russia, respectively.[49]

In China, the film was released on January 22, 2016, a week before its United States release, it had a single-day opening of ¥107 million ($16.3 million) from over 15,000 screens, which was the biggest of 2016 and second-biggest for an animated movie behind the $18.8 million opening of Minions in 2015. [50][51] It earned an estimated $52.2 million through its opening weekend, setting a new record for an animated film with 278,000 screenings viewed by over 9.38 million people. The film accounted for 75% of ticket sales from Friday to Sunday and including previews made ¥384.4 million ($58.3 million).[52][46][53][54][55] On February 21, it passed Monkey King: Hero Is Back to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time in China with 975 million yuan ($149.1 million)[56][57][58] only to be overtaken by Disney's Zootopia the next month.[56][relevant? ]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received an approval rating of 86% based on 161 reviews and has an average rating of 6.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts the requisite visual splendor, but like its rotund protagonist, this sequel's narrative is also surprisingly nimble, adding up to animated fun for the whole family",[59] on Metacritic, the film has a score of 66 out of 100 based on 34 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[60] In CinemaScore polls, cinema audiences gave the film an average score of "A" on an A+ to F scale. Women as well as under-25s gave the film an "A+" grade.[61]

IGN gave the film score of 8.5 out of 10, saying, "Kung Fu Panda 3 offers a fun-filled, action-packed conclusion to DreamWorks' endearing animated series."[62] Screen Rant awarded it 2.5 out of 5, saying "At times, it's a beautiful movie, filled with likable characters, as well as digestible gags, that should keep kids smiling and giggling – but, with a plethora of more ambitious animated options out there, passable might not justify the money (or time) required for a viewing."[63] Glenn Kenny of RogerEbert.com awarded it 3 out of 4 stars, saying "In spite of its abundant action – and for all the interspecies mashups, this is as much an action-adventure animated movie as it is a funny-animal animated movie – is a pretty relaxing experience for the adult viewer."[64] Entertainment Weekly awarded it a score of B, saying it was "Just complicated enough to reward steady viewers and just simple enough for parent escorts to enjoy without much prior knowledge."[65] The Hollywood Reporter awarded it a positive review, saying "While the storyline, in which Jack Black's dumpling-downing Dragon Warrior is reunited with his biological father, doesn't quite fulfill its prophecies, dramatically speaking, visually speaking it's all quite impressive — one of those very rare animated features that completely justifies its 3D glasses."[66] The Escapist awarded it 3 out of 5, saying "It's a perfectly fine film, and if all you want is "more of the same," it won't disappoint."[67] Forbes awarded it a mildly positive review, saying "While visually gorgeous and generally entertaining, this third installment of the DreamWorks Animation franchise is a comedown from the first two superb entries."[68] Variety also awarded it a positive review, saying "A winning lightness of touch prevails in this delightful continuation of the durable DreamWorks franchise."[69]


List of awards and nominations
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
Annie Awards February 4, 2017 Best Animated Feature Melissa Cobb Nominated [70]
Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an Animated Production Matt Titus, Jeff Budsberg, Carl Hooper, Louis Flores and Jason Mayer
Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production Ludovic Bouancheau
Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated Feature Production Raymond Zibach and Max Boas
ASCAP Award May 14, 2017 Top Box Office Films Hans Zimmer Won [71]
6th Behind the Voice Actors Awards June 11, 2017 Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role J.K. Simmons Nominated [72]
British Academy Children's Awards November 20, 2016 BAFTA Kids' Vote Kung Fu Panda 3 [73][74]
Georgia Film Critics Association January 11, 2017 Best Animated Film Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni [75]
Golden Trailer Awards June 5, 2016 Best Animation/Family TV Spot Kung Fu Panda 3 [76]
2017 Kid Choice Awards March 11, 2017 Most Wanted Pet Jack Black [77]
MTV Movie Awards April 10, 2016 Best Virtual Performance [78]
Saturn Awards June 22, 2016 Best Animated Film Kung Fu Panda 3 [79]

Video game[edit]

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends is an RPG[citation needed] martial arts video game that features characters from all three Kung Fu Panda films.[80] Developed by Vicious Cycle Software and published by Little Orbit, the game was released on December 1, 2015, for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.[81] The Wii U version was released on December 15, 2015.[81]


In 2010, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said that the Kung Fu Panda franchise was planned to have six films, or "chapters", altogether.[16]

On January 13, 2016, Collider asked the filmmakers of Kung Fu Panda 3 about the possibility of a fourth film.[82] Co-director Jennifer Yuh Nelson said, "It's one at a time. We want to make this a perfect jewel, and then we'll see what happens after that."[82] Co-director Alessandro Carloni said, "With the sequels, we don't want to try to have them feel open-ended. We want it to feel like a completed journey, and we feel this movie does. And then, if a fantastic story presents itself, great."[82]


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