October 2, 2008 / 9:56 AM / 10 years ago

"Kung Fu Panda" sequel set for 2011

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Panda-ing to fans, DreamWorks Animation has officially confirmed that a sequel to its animated hit “Kung Fu Panda” is in the works and has set a release date of June 3, 2011.

U.S. actor Jack Black (L) and Spanish voice actor Florentino Perez pose during a photocall to promote their animated film "Kung Fu Panda" in Madrid June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Susana Vera

The film, which will reunite Jack Black, as kung fu fan Po, Angelina Jolie and other members of the original voice cast, will be released in 3-D — the new standard for all DreamWorks Animation movies starting next year — on regular and Imax screens worldwide.

The 2011 date means that “Panda” will be sharing the summer box-office schedule with Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 2,” which Disney moved last week from a 2012 release to summer 2011.

The original “Panda,” which grossed more than $626 million worldwide, is DreamWorks Animation’s most successful nonsequel. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray November 9.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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