Jack Black returns to voice the lovable martial arts panda oaf Po in Kung Fu Panda 3. It has been nearly five years since the last installment, where the title character helped stop an invasion of China, and the audience learned that he was not the last of his kind. Now we are getting a glimpse of what a father and son reunion will look like kung fu panda style in an all new trailer for the film.
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Trumbo) will voice Po’s father, while J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, The Spider-Man Trilogy) will voice the nefarious Kai.
Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, David Cross, Lucy Liu, and Jackie Chan all return to reprise their voice roles as Tigress, Mantis, Crane, Mantis, and Monkey, respectively. In addition to Cranston and Simmons joining the cast, Kate Hudson (who replaced Rebel Wilson) also joins the cast as Pei Pei, a love interest to Poe. Because Hudson replaced Wilson, the animators had to go back to reanimate her scenes to reflect Hudson’s mannerisms, gestures, and personality.
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, Kung Fu Panda 3 hits theaters on January 29th, 2016.