Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)- The Cast
This is the third installment of Kung Fu Panda animated action-comedy movie series. The series is a co-production of DreamWorks Animation and Oriental DreamWorks while the distribution is done by 20th Century Fox. This film has been written by Glenn Berger and Jonathan Aibel. Under the direction of Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni the movie is the sequel to the previous installment released in 2011. The movie was released on limited basis for a sneak-peak preview last Friday on 22nd January in China however, it is going to day and date release on 28th January in Russia and South Korea and then on next day in Canada and United States. Other markets will get the release scheduled in the months of March and April and all of them will be in premium large formats and 3D.
The third installment of the franchise has seen the reunion of the crew from the previous movie. Jennifer Yuh Nelson is in the director’s role while Melissa Cobb is the producer. The story is again written by Glenn Berger and Jonathan Aibel and executive producer Guillermo del Toro is back again. Carloni was the supervisor of animation in the first installment and story artist in the second one, he joined Nelson as co-director upon her request to complete the film in time and strengthen up the directorial role. Now lets have a look at the voice cast of this third installment,
Jack Black voiced “Po”
Once again Jack bring his all round skills to give life to the Dragon Master. The actor, comedian, producer and musician has done that on the previous two occasions by really adding the fun side to it. We all know how curious Po can be and this very much goes with the Jack’s style as well. The actor has been nominate for Golden Globe Awards on a couple of occasions. Jack has been starred in many comedy films like Shallow Hall, High Fidelity, King Kong, School of Rock, Nacho Libre, The Holiday, Bernie, Tropic Thunder, Goosebumps and Kung Fu Panda series.
Angelina Jolie voiced “Tigress”
Jolie does not need any introduction she has won an Oscar, a couple of Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. She has been regularly cited as the highest paid actress in Hollywood. Jolie started her career as a child star with her father Jonathan Voight in Lookin’ to Get Out back in the year 1982. Since then there is long list of great performances by her including George Wallace, Gia, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Wanted, Salt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Changeling, A Mighty Heart, Unbroken, In the land of Blood and Honey, Maleficent and Girl, Interrupted.
Dustin Hoffman voiced “Master Shifu”
Dustin has graced the screen in many critically acclaimed films over the years. His best performances came in Kramer vs Kramer and Rain Man both for which he won Academy Awards for Best Actor in 1979 and in 1988 respectively. He gained a lot of appreciation for the first time for his performance in Eh?, for which he won Drama Desk Award and Theatre World Award. The notable works of Dustin include Little Big Man, Straw Dogs, Midnight Cowboy, Papillon, Marathon Man, Lenny, Tootsie, All the President’s Men, Wag the Dog, Hook, Rain Man and Kramer vs Kramer.
Bryan Cranton voiced “Li”
Cranton has won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times, three of them being consecutive and won the Award for Outstanding Drama Series two times as well. His role in Breaking Bad also gave him Golden Globe Award win in 2014 and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He critically acclaimed for his performances in Little Miss Sunshine, Saving Private Ryan, Argo, Drive and Godzilla.
Jackie Chan voiced “Monkey”
Who does not know Chan, he is well renowned for his acrobatic fighting style in which he uses improvised weapons and does innovative stunts all by himself. He has trained in Wing Chun and Kung Fu. He has received stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hong Kong Avenue of Stars. He is a cultural icon and a notable philanthropist. Since his debut in 1960s he has appeared in over 150 films.
Lucy Liu voiced “Viper”
Lui’s film works include Charlie’s Angels, Payback, Chicago, Kill Bill and the animated series Kung Fu Panda. She also starred in ABC comedy drama Cashmere Mafia, TNT series Southland and is currently starring in Elementary and voicing the character of Silvermist in Tinker Bell. She has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Award and for Screen Actors Guild Award and has won Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Guest Actress.