A new trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 has been released online. Directed by Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni, the film finds Po (Jack Black) stumbling upon his father Li (Bryan Cranston), who reveals to him the existence of a community of pandas living in secret. Kung Fu Panda 3 will finally arrive in theaters January 29, 2016 in 3D after a couple delays bumped the film out of its original 2015 release date.
Dreamworks recently underwent a pretty major shakeup in their operations, shifting their focus toward fewer, higher-quality films per year after hitting a bit of a rough patch. Kung Fu Panda has always been one of the strongest franchises for the studio, so hopefully the 3rd installment can deliver the goods.
Watch the official trailer below, via DreamWorks. The film also features the voices of Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Jackie Chan as Monkey, Seth Rogen as Mantis, David Cross as Crane and Lucy Liu as Viper, with Dustin Hoffman reprising his role as Warrior trainer Master Shifu, and J.K. Simmons as the villainous Kai. Kate Hudson, James Hong and Randall Duk Kim also star.
Here’s the official synopsis for Kung Fu Panda 3:
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!