Our very own cute, chubby, and ever-hungry panda, Po, who was to come in 2018 with the fourth installment of the series, seems to be delayed by the pandemic. That being said, the upcoming movie is expected to hit screens by 2021.
The franchise is a fun roller-coaster ride about the different phases of Po’s messed up life, his confusions, aspirations, failures, and long journey of learning in various phases of his unpredictable and adventurous life.
Kung Fu Panda(2008)
The first movie is about Po’s journey from being a noodle seller to becoming The Dragon Warrior, mastering Kung Fu with the help of his master, Shifu. The series also exhibits Po’s fight to bring peace to the valley and his people by defeating the evil Tai Lung.
Kung Fu Panda 2(2011)
The second movie begins thirty years later when Po is living his dream as the Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace along with his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five. However, his master Shifu tells him that he has yet to achieve inner peace. The movie is about Po’s struggle to defeat the evil head of the Peacock clan, Lord Shen, alongside his quest for inner peace.
Kung Fu Panda 3(2016)
The third part of the movie is Po coming face-to-face with his biological father, Li Shan, and fighting his inner conflicts. He defeats the evil master Kai, who reigned the Spirit Realm, finally mastering the art of Chi, becoming Grandmaster’s Oogway’s only successor.
The movie franchise stars:
- Jack Black as Po
- Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu
- The Furious Five:
- Angelina Jolie as Master Tigress
- Seth Rogen as Master Mantis
- Lucy Liu as Master Viper
- David Cross as Master Crane
- Jackie Chan as Master Monkey
- James Hong as Mr. Ping
- Randall Duk Kim as Grand Master Oogway
in the lead roles with other crew members.