Kung Fu found a place in our hearts, thanks to a childhood dedicated to watching Jackie Chan. We tried master-ing the moves, which, unfortunately, required a lot of patience and practice. So when Kung Fu Panda released in 2008, it did not take much to become favorite. Po Ping and the Furious Five quickly became a household name.
Release Date: Kung Fu Panda 4
With an earlier date in 2020, the film has been pushed to 2021, due to the ongoing pandemic. With major film houses experiencing losses due to this, it is likely to see how much it has affected the movie.
Kung Fu Panda has some well-placed lessons. It has taught us that appearance never has, and should never, be a hurdle in one’s dreams. That hard work and persistence are all one needs to achieve its goals. The movies have taught that thou minor inconveniences can be painful; they are indeed temporary and gives us insight. Kung Fu Panda has taught us to take things in its stride, to enjoy life and take things as they come. It taught us not to severely invest in a feeling, be it love or hard work, to the point where it becomes an obsession. Moreover, Kung Fu Panda has taught us to celebrate our individuality, to become our unabashed selves, and enjoy whilst doing so. The movies have taught us the value of love, family, respect, and friendship.
With the franchise finding a hold on television as well as a niche in the gaming world, it has grown well beyond what it started out in 2008. Originally intended to be a six-part series, we are yet to see the fully-fledged direction of the series. Profits soaring with each sequel, there is definitely an unseen but an obvious pressure on ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ to deliver the chops.
Cast: Kung Fu Panda 4
The original cast of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, David Cross, James Hong, and Jackie Chan is set to make a return. There has been no official confirmation with who is playing the negative shade. Previously played by the likes of Gary Oldman and J.K Simmons, the bar has been indeed set high.
Plot: Kung Fu Panda 4
There have been rumors floating around with the title being ‘ King Fu Panda: Paws of Destiny,’ but with no confirmation from DreamWorks. The apparent plot is Po returning as Kung Fu Master, teaching four panda kids on how to control their recently discovered chi. We can expect more antics as well as unconventional teachings from Po. Involvement by the Five would add an element of fun as well as synchronization. All in all, the premise looks interesting.
Storyline: Kung Fu Panda Series
With each sequel, we saw Po-faced with new hurdles. With each new hurdle, we saw him growing into a newer, more nuanced version of himself, whilst preserving his innocence and enthusiasm. We have seen him finding his kin, more importantly, his father and developing a very treasured relationship with him. We have seen him take responsibility by undertaking the roles of Dragon Warrior and Kung Fu Master. We have seen his confidence to reach new heights with new challenges. Above all, we saw him stay grounded, even when the world around him changed drastically, staying true to his true self.