- Cast: Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Gary Oldman, Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Lucy Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Victor Garber, James Hong
- Director: Jennifer Yuh
- Writers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
- Producer: Melissa Cobb
- Co Producers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
- Executive Producer: Guillermo del Toro
- Musics: John Powell, Hans Zimmer
From the studio that brought you "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda." Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's awesome new life is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu.
It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Production Budget: $160 million
- Production Companies: Dreamworks Animation
2011 Guide Analysis: "Dreamworks Animation's best reviewed film until last year's "How To Train Your Dragon", the original "Kung Fu Panda" remains the company's highest-grossing non-sequel and the fourth biggest earner for them after the three "Shrek" sequels. With over $630 million in box-office, it comes as no surprise that a sequel was soon to follow. In fact Jeffrey Katzenberg said last month that there could be up to six films in the series should the financial returns stay high.
Armed with a slightly higher $160 million budget, the cast list has been expanded to include not only the original key stars (Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Seth Rogen and James Hong), but Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh, James Woods and Victor Garber as further kung fu masters. Rather than Ian McShane's snow leopard, the villain this time out is Gary Oldman as a peacock.
The same scribes and composers are back though Charlie Kaufman ("Being John Malkovich") apparently did some script polishing. There's a new director in the form of Jennifer Yuh Nelson, and most excitingly "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrinth" director Guillermo del Toro has served as consultant on the film and has scored an executive producer credit. There was a teaser trailer released back in November, but it gave no insight other than the film will be in 3D like all of DWA's output since "Monsters vs. Aliens"."