What are Shrek and Donkey doing in Kung Fu Panda 3? They have a cute little cameo that spoofs the recent Snicker ads. Po and Monkey just aren't themselves when they are hungry. This delightful teases gives us a few jokes, but we don't get to see much more from the actual movie itself, which is in theaters in just a few short weeks.
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!
Prepare yourself as Po must face two epic threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home. This latest chapter in the continuing adventures of Kung Fu Panda 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. Jack Blackreturns as the voice of Po along with Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh, Mads Mikkelsen, Danny McBride, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, James Hong, and Bryan Cranston.
In September, THR reveals that Kate Hudson is replacing Rebel Wilson as Mei Mei, a ribbon dancer who becomes romantically obsessed with Po (Jack Black). The change happened because the Kung Fu Panda 3 production was extended, creating a conflict for Rebel Wilson, which forced her to drop out. The scenes involving Mei Mei were re-animated, to reflect Kate Hudson's new take on the character.
In both Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2, Po was believed to be the last panda bear in existence, but fans learned at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2 that there was a secret panda lair where these bears have been living in seclusion for years. We get to see that secret village come to life in Kung Fu Panda 3. Check out this latest trailer, which is basically an extended scene from the movie, giving away one of its surprise cameos. Are you excited to see Shrek and Donkey return? Even if they aren't exactly themselves?