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DreamWorks Animation Shifts ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Release Date

DreamWorks Animation and distribution partner 20th Century Fox move ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ up from March 18, 2016 to January 29, 2016.

DreamWorks Animation and distribution partner 20th Century Fox are shifting Kung Fu Panda 3 up from March 18, 2016, to January 29, 2016, according to Coming Soon.

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Allesandro Carloni and written by Jonathan Abel and Glenn Berger,  Kung Fu Panda 3 stars Jack Black as Po alongside the voices of Bryan Cranston, Gary Oldman, Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh, Mads Mikkelsen, Danny McBride, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, James Hong and Rebel Wilson. Continuing on his now legendary adventures of awesomeness, Po must face two hugely epic, but very different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to home.

The threequel was originally slated for release on December 23, 2015, but was moved to March 2016 after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was set for six days earlier, on December 18.

The new date, one week before director Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters, sets the 3D family film up against Sony’s YA adaptation The 5th Wave, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, and Disney’s Coast Guard drama The Finest Hours

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.