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Kung Fu Panda 4: Why the Franchise Is a Flawed Treasure and Animated Genre’s Greatest Guilty Pleasure

Kung Fu Panda got positive reviews from the audiences and critics, leading to its nomination for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature. Recent news uncovers Kung Fu Panda 4 which is officially under development at DreamWorks and Universal and set to release on March 8, 2024.

Kung Fu Panda 4 is announced to release
Kung Fu Panda 4 is announced to release

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If you are a visual seeker then Kung Fu Panda is the perfect eye candy for you. The films are beautiful looking, filled with super lush colors and gorgeous scenery. After seeing the first film many of us must’ve felt it as a personal favorite once. These movies are one of the more consistent DreamWorks franchises in terms of quality.

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DreamWorks Announces Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda characters, Dreamworks animation
Kung Fu Panda characters, DreamWorks animation

The film will follow the third installment of the original Kung Fu Panda, which premiered in 2008 to become DreamWorks’ one of the top-grossing original animated films. The theme is set in ancient China, packed with classic martial arts. The movie is followed by the story of a panda named Po (Jack Black), whose faith in Kung Fu came to light because of his insatiable appetite.

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The upcoming Kung Fu Panda 4 is going to show our favorite panda, Po, reuniting with his biological father and his family. The villain Kai may hold cruel plans against Po and his iconic army of pandas along with his minions in Kung Fu Panda 4.

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Jack Black has voiced Po in all three films, including the shorts Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, Kung Fu Panda: Po’s Winter Wonderland, and Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll. He also did in the TV series known as Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, which premiered on Netflix this July. The show starred famous personalities like Rita Ora, Seth Rogen, and James Hong (who played Mr. Ping). In totality, the film trilogy made more than $1.8 billion at the global box office.

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Kung Fu Panda 4: How the Visuals Demonstrate Animation’s Strength

Kung Fu Panda 4 set to be best animation by DreamWorks
Kung Fu Panda 4 is set to be the best animation by DreamWorks

The series continues to show brilliantly portrayed visuals and pays tribute to the artistic traditions, and provides some good historical depth about Kung Fu. The series also received good praise regarding animation achievements and character design. Meanwhile, it’s again appreciated the celebrity voice-overs because it’s never too distracting for their characters. Fans also never pointed out any disappointment about the screen time the regular supporting characters get. So, overall everything is worth watching. It’s also worth noting that the action scenes stick in your mind and become memorable.

Kung Fu Panda 4  is set to release on March 8, 2024.

Source: movieweb.com