Kung Fu Panda 3

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Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts the requisite visual splendor, but like its rotund protagonist, this sequel's narrative is also surprisingly nimble, adding up to animated fun for the whole family.



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In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! (C) Fox


Kate Hudson
as Mei Mei
Seth Rogen
as Mantis
Lucy Liu
as Viper
James Hong
as Mr. Ping
Gus Culligan
as Panda Village Kid
Lena Golia
as Cheering Bunny
Samuel Black
as Rabbit Villager
Joseph Izzo
as Dumpling Record Pig
Liam Knight
as Lei Lei
Wayne Knight
as Big Fun, Hom-Lee
Barbara Dirickson
as Grandma Panda
Fred Tatasciore
as Master Bear
April Hong
as Mrs. Chow
Mick Wingert
as Farmer Goose/Farmer Rabbit
Stephen Kearin
as Master Chicken
Kelly Cooney
as Female Palace Goose
Megan Richie
as Additional Voices
Mike Mitchell
as Male Palace Goose/Smart Panda Villager
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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda 3

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  • There is plenty in Kung Fu Panda 3 that echoes the first film and the sequel, but it's not tired recycling. Instead, the movie deftly reinforces and extends what has gone before.

    Mar 24, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The film is simultaneously sweet, simple and savvy.

    Mar 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Decent, generic fun for all the family.

    Mar 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Nothing short of a tranquilliser dart or a polo mallet to the back of the head is apparently going to stop the gobsmackingly successful Kung Fu Panda franchise.

    Mar 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Starting in the exploding mountains of the spirit realm and concluding with a spectacular musical set piece - what else but Kung Fu Fighting? - this third instalment of the animated children's franchise knows how to impress.

    Mar 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Alex Needham

    Top Critic
  • So vividly immersive is Kung Fu Panda 3 - so vibrant, so tactile - it will make you feel as if you've stepped into a fully realized world. And then once you've stepped out, you'll be craving dumplings.

    Feb 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda 3

  • Jun 04, 2018
    The animation is gorgeous and the action is fun, as before. But neither the plot nor the jokes are as on point as in the first two films. The panda village is adorable of course, so kids will hardly notice. They will have difficulties with the very spiritual finale, I imagine.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2016
    The student becomes the master in Kung Fu Panda 3, an exciting fun-filled adventure. When an evil warlord returns from the spirit world Po must master the art of chi in order to defeat him. Most of the original cast returns and are joined by J.K. Simmons and Kate Hudson; who all give pretty good performances (except of Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu, who are obviously phoning it in). The animation is really good, with a lot of vivid coloring and interesting character designs. And the comedy delivers a lot of laughs; though most of it is aimed at children. Also, the after school special-ish "be the best you" message is rather cheesy and undermines the disciple and skill that goes into kung fu and the menace posed by the villain. Yet despite its flaws, Kung Fu Panda 3 is an entertaining and enjoyable family film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2016
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2016
    Funnier and visually greater than previous installments, KFP3 offers a great storyline that was definitely worth telling, maybe not better than the first but close to it.
    Jack P Super Reviewer

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