KUNG FU PANDA 4 Welcomes Viola Davis and Awkwafina to the Legendary Cast

Kung Fu Panda 4 welcomes Awkwafina and Viola Davis to its cast,
Kung Fu Panda 4

DreamWorks Animation is set to expand the Kung Fu Panda universe with the addition of Awkwafina and Viola Davis to its already impressive cast. Fans can catch a glimpse of the action in the trailer for Kung Fu Panda 4, releasing tomorrow, ahead of its theatrical debut on March 8, 2024.

A New Chapter in the Beloved Franchise


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Kung Fu Panda 4 marks the return of comedy icon Jack Black as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, nearly a decade after the last installment. The new chapter promises to blend humor with high-octane martial arts action, continuing the legacy of DreamWorks Animation’s beloved action-comedy franchise.

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In this installment, Po, the Dragon Warrior, faces a new challenge as destiny calls him to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. With limited knowledge of spiritual leadership and the urgent need to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, Po’s journey is filled with humor and unexpected twists.

The Threat of Chameleon

The film introduces a new villain, Chameleon, voiced by Oscar® winner Viola Davis. This wicked sorceress, a shapeshifting lizard, poses a significant threat as she eyes Po’s Staff of Wisdom to resurrect past villains defeated by Po. The stakes are higher than ever as Po must protect the Valley of Peace from her clutches.

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Golden Globe winner Awkwafina joins the cast as Zhen, a crafty, quick-witted corsac fox. Despite their initial friction, Zhen’s skills prove invaluable to Po as they embark on a quest to thwart Chameleon’s plans. This comedic duo’s dynamic adds a fresh layer of entertainment to the film.

An Unlikely Duo: Po and Zhen

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The film features returning stars like Academy Award® winner Dustin Hoffman as Shifu, James Hong as Mr. Ping, Bryan Cranston as Po’s birth father Li, and Emmy nominee Ian McShane as Tai Lung. Oscar® winner Ke Huy Quan joins the ensemble as Han, the leader of the Den of Thieves.

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Kung Fu Panda 4 is directed by Mike Mitchell, known for DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls and Shrek Forever After, and produced by Rebecca Huntley. Stephanie Ma Stine serves as the co-director. The franchise, which began with the Academy Award®-nominated Kung Fu Panda in 2008, has been a global success, earning over $1.8 billion at the box office.

Kung Fu Panda 4 is poised to be a major animated comedy adventure, bringing together a blend of humor, action, and heart. With its star-studded cast and creative storytelling, the film is set to continue the franchise’s legacy and entertain audiences of all ages.

Kung Fu Panda 4 is releasing in theaters on March 8, 2024, and the trailer is dropping tomorrow!

About Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda 4

Release Date: March 8, 2024
Director: Mike Mitchell
Producer: Rebecca Huntley
Co-Director: Stephanie Ma Stine
Production: Dreamworks Animation
Distribution: Universal Pictures
Genre: Animated Comedy Adventure
Cast: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Ian McShane and Ke Huy Quan

Kung Fu Panda 4 is directed by Mike Mitchell (DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, Shrek Forever After)and produced by Rebecca Huntley (DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys). The film’s co-director is Stephanie Ma Stine (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power).In 2008, the Academy Award®-nominated 2008 inaugural chapter, Kung Fu Panda, became DreamWorks Animation’s highest-grossing original animated film and launched a franchise that has earned more than $1.8 billion at the global box-office.

What are your expectations for the new characters voiced by Awkwafina and Viola Davis? How do you think Po’s journey as a spiritual leader will unfold? Did you read the cast list and realize Ian McShane is finally coming back in Kung Fu Pands 4? Let us know what you think on social media!

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