DreamWorks Animation has confirmed that a sequel to its animated hit Kung Fu Panda is in development and has set June 3, 2011 as release date, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will reunite Jack Black as kung fu fan Po, Angelina Jolie and other members of the original voice cast, and will be released in 3-D -- the new standard for all DWA movies starting next year -- on regular and Imax screens worldwide.

Jennifer Yu Helson, who was head of story on Kung Fu Panda, has been upped to director for the sequel.

The 2011 date means that "Panda" will be sharing the summer with Disney/Pixar's Cars 2, which Disney moved from a 2012 release to summer 2011 last week.