Kung Fu Panda 3 is the 2016 third installment to DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda franchise, and the sequel to Kung Fu Panda 2. It is the first film of the franchise, as well as any DreamWorks movie in general, to be co-produced by Oriental DreamWorks in China.
In the realm of the spirits, Oogway faces an opponent from the past, the evil spirit Kai (J. K. Simmons). Kai has waited five hundred years, gathering enough chi from late kung fu masters in order to defeat Oogway and return to the world of the living, something he succeeds in. Meanwhile, in the Valley of Peace, Po learns that Shifu is retiring and passing his role as the Furious Five's teacher to him, a position Po struggles to handle. His mind is soon diverted, however, as he is faced with the arrival of his biological father, Li Shan (Bryan Cranston), who takes him to a hidden panda paradise in the mountains. Things quickly go downhill when Kai arrives and wreaks havoc at the Jade Palace, leaving Tigress the only one to escape and warn Po of the approaching threat. Now, Po must gather his teaching skills in order to train the pandas into capable fighters that will help him defeat Kai, while also learning how to master the power of chi.
The movie's home video release came with a short film titled Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Panda Paws.
Although some saw the movie as the Grand Finale of the film series, DreamWorks announced in 2022 that Kung Fu Panda 4 is set for release on March 8, 2024.
Previews: Trailer 1, Trailer 2, Trailer 3.
Kung Fu Panda 3 provides examples of:
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