When Kung Fu Panda 3 debuts next January, the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens will most likely still be in theaters. Today, DreamWorks Animation debuted a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, which pokes some fun at the Star Wars franchise, mocking the iconic villain Darth Vader. This sequel features Po, voiced by Jack Black, meeting his long-lost father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, but as we can see in this trailer, Li isn't in the best physical shape.
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.
This video comes just a month after we saw concept art of Panda Village, where Li and hundreds of pandas have been living in secret for years. This Kung Fu Panda sequel is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who also helmed the worldwide hit Kung Fu Panda 2, and features a script by series writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. This animated movie sequel will go up against Disney's The Finest Hours on January 29, 2016.
Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2 voice actors Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Seth Rogen (Mantis), Lucy Liu (Viper), David Cross (Crane), Dustin Hoffman (Shifu) and James Hong (Mr. Ping) reprise their roles in Kung Fu Panda 3. They are joined by new voice actors Rebel Wilson, Jackie Chan, Gary Oldman, Mads Mikkelsen and Danny McBride.
Check out this new Kung Fu Panda 3 TV spot which shows how different Po is from his father Li. Will Po be able to train an entire village of pandas how to fight against a new supernatural enemy? Let us know what you think after checking out the new TV spot.