Picturing actor Jack Black as an action hero would be something of an impossible feat to pull of, but he's done quite so successfully in the past decade or so the lead in Dreamworks Animation's Kung Fu Panda trilogy. The first film was absolutely brilliant and the second wasn't as substantive but scored plenty of points for spectactle in the epic telling of a sizeable panda's fish-out-of-water journey toward kung fu greatness in the face of evil and of self-discovery. With the third now on the way in Kung Fu Panda 3, aside from the second film's ending, you still wonder what else is left to tell, and the latest official trailer acknowleges that rightly so.
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. 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!Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni direct with Black rejoined by the voices of Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Seth Rogen, Dustin Hoffman and James Hong, in addition to Bryan Cranston and Rebel Wilson. A first look partly leaked online last week revealing an international teaser, so time will tell if we'll see that in full. In the meantime, the new trailer is below ahead of the film's January release next year!