If you are a die-hard fan of animation movies, then you must have watched the Kung Fu Panda series. Yes, this DreamWorks Animation media venture has won million hearts since its first release in 2008. After that, viewers have eagerly waited for each part of the series, and not for a single time it let them down. That is why the craze is even higher this time and everyone is asking when Kung Fu Panda 4 will be released?
Kung Fu Panda is a Martial Arts based animated movie portrayed on an ancient Chinese landscape filled with anthropomorphous animals. The central character of the movie is a lazy panda(Po Ping) who lives in the valley of peace. Despite his laziness and sloth activities, Po had a secret wish to be a Kung Fu legend. He was chosen as the dragon warrior when the villain of the movie, Tai Lung (a ferocious snow leopard)threatened to capture the valley of peace. To protect his homeland, Po learns Kung Fu skills under the guidance of Master Shifu and starts his rip-roaring, hair-raising adventurous journey to thwart the malicious activities of Tai Lung.
Box office collection and awards:
Kung Fu Panda series is among those rare series that received both critics’ praise and box office success. The first two parts of the film got the Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Feature Film category. The movie series has also bagged multiple Annie Awards. All the movies of this series till now are the most financially successful animated movies for their releasing years, which is undoubtedly a great achievement. The total box office collection of this media franchise is more than $1.8 Billion.
Kung Fu Panda 4: Expected Release Date
Inspired by this huge success of the franchise, DreamWorks Animation first decided to release the 4th part of the Kung Fu Panda series in 2020. But the plan was later dismissed due to the sudden outbreak of Covid-19. As per the most recent information, DreamWorks Animation is trying to release the film in either 2021 or 2022. This means Po Ping lovers will have to wait for few more days to see Po in action. However, the producers have asserted that in the 4th part, Po will be back with a bang, equipped with new and exciting Kung Fu skills. In fact, the good news is just not finished here, the CEO of DreamWorks has confirmed that they are also thinking about making the 5th and 6th part of the film in the future.
Kung Fu Panda 4 cast:
Kung Fu series was always popular due to its charismatic star-cast who voiced the characters. And you can expect to listen to some stimulating voices in the 4th part also. Here is a nearly confirmed list of celebrities who have voiced for the characters;
- Jack Black will play the voice character of Po Ping.
- Angelina Jolie will play the voice character of Tigress.
- Dustin Hoffman will play the voice character of Master Shifu.
- Jackie Chan will play the voice character Monkey.
- Lucy Liu will play the voice character Viper.
- James Hong will play the voice character, Mr. Ping.
- David Cross will play the voice character, Crane.
- Eminem will play the voice character of the new villain Akuma.