Universal has set the release date for the fourth installment of the Kung Fu Panda franchise to be released on March 8, 2024. Despite the fact that the film is still in early development, fans can now expect the return of their favorite characters on the big screen.
Although no directors for the upcoming animated feature have been announced yet, more details are expected to follow as production for the Kung Fu Panda 4 begins. Jack Black, who plays Po in all the films and spin-off shows, will likely reprise his role in the fourth installment as everyone's favorite panda in the film's early stages of development. Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman have said that they will not be returning.
The first Kung Fu Panda was released in theaters in the summer of 2008, generating positive reviews from critics and viewers, and it received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. It became one of Dreamworks' most lucrative franchises alongside Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon.
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness on Nickelodeon, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny on Amazon Prime Video, and Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight on Netflix.
The Bad Guys was highly rated and performed fairly well at the box office. Despite its success, Dreamworks Animation seems to be also returning to the Shrek franchise later this year with the release of another Puss in Boots spinoff film, which will utilize the same 2D/3D hybrid animation popularized by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Kung Fu Panda 4 will be released in theaters on March 8, 2024. You can now watch the trailer for Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight on Netflix.