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‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Celebrates a Special Lunar New Year

Writer Felicia Ho and co-executive producers/writers Chris Amick and Ben Mekler discuss the essence of Po, cultural inspiration, and their collaboration process on the ‘Epic Lunar New Year’ episode capping Season 2 of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series, now streaming on Netflix.

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‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight - Epic Lunar New Year’ Episode Now Streaming

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 10:56am

In the new Netflix special episode of the DreamWorks Animation hit animated series, to keep his gang's spirits up on their difficult voyage, Po tells the tale of a hunter who helped protect a village from a dragon on the first Lunar New Year.

The Best in Animation Headline News

All Oscar Shortlisted Animated Shorts Now Streaming on The Animation Showcase

The platform has just setup free viewing of 15 films vying for ‘Best Animation Short’ nominations through January 24, alongside A24’s ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ and bonus material for ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘The Bad Guys,’ and ‘Turning Red.’

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2023 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ selected in the animated movie category; ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among Outstanding Producer award nominees.

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Jack Black's Magical Po is Back in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2

In the new 12-episode season debuting today on Netflix, our intrepid Kung Fu master and Wandering Blade, alongside their motley crew of warriors, journey outside China for the first time in pursuit of villainous weasels Klaus and Veruca to unravel important secrets of the powerful Tianshiang weapons... and more!

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’: Averting ‘Baditude,’ Achieving ‘Awesomeness’

Showrunner and executive producer Peter Hastings talks about the exciting new season of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series that finds our reluctant kung fu master, his noodle-making dad, a chivalrous warrior, and a master thief leaving China for the first time, traveling the world in pursuit of two evil weasels bent on revenge; new episodes premiere January 12 on Netflix.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’: So Much More Than Just a Sequel

Producer Mark Swift talks about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster adventure-comedy now in theaters, and why the long-awaited swashbuckling feline’s return is his favorite of all the films he’s worked on.

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Crime and Funishment: A Feline Hero Returns in ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

Joel Crawford, director of DreamWorks Animation’s latest adventure-comedy, talks about Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and the making of his new film about the famous whiskered adventurer’s coming to grips with mortality, a brilliant, instant classic, now in theaters.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Returns to its Fairy-Tale Illustration Roots

For Production Designer Nate Wragg, the daredevil feline star and supporting characters of DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG comedy adventure, launching today in theaters, sport more exciting, painterly looks that draw heavily from their illustrated origins.

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DreamWorks Shares ‘The Bad Guys: Anatomy of a Car Chase’ VFX Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 3:46pm

In an AWN exclusive, see how the studio designed and produced the signature opening chase scene, where cops and robbers careen across Los Angeles, in the studio’s 3DCG action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina.

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DreamWorks Drops ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2 Trailer

Jack Black and Rita Ora return as Po and Wandering Blade, who, along with their motley crew of warriors, embark on new adventures, facing danger at every turn; the all-new 12-episode season comes to Netflix next month.

Small But Fierce! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Mighty Ones’ Season 4 Trailer

In 10 all-new episodes, the tiny inhabitants of a secret world embark on endless adventures, living large as they conquer uncharted territory in the unkempt backyard of three unkempt humans, coming to Hulu and Peacock in December.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' Trailer

Better make that last life count - the all-new animated adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as the fearless, swashbuckling PiB, with Selma Hayek as our feline hero’s former partner and nemesis, Kitty Soft Paws – coming to theaters in time for Christmas.

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‘Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Hidden Adventure’: One Last Interactive Quest

Showrunner Scott Kreamer and DreamWorks Animation’s all-new interactive special – debuting today on Netflix - takes audiences back for a final adventure on Isla Nublar, where Darius and the rest of ‘The Nublar Six’ spend each day running for their lives, braving the elements while trying not to get eaten.

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DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Croods: Family Tree’ Trailer

Inspired by the hit film, ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ the CG animated series follows the Croods and the Bettermans, sparring rivals who overcome their differences to become the unlikeliest of friends; six all-new episodes hit Peacock and Hulu on November 25.

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DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Boss Baby Christmas Bonus’ Trailer

Boss Baby’s first Christmas begins with a trip to the mall to see Santa – but plans go awry, and the adventure begins; George Lopez guest stars in the all-new animated special coming to Netflix next month.

Can Bad Guys Go Good? Headline News

Netflix Announces ‘The Bad Guys’ Holiday Special

Based on the DreamWorks Animation animated feature – now streaming - the holiday-themed special promises more hilarious “badness” to come… in 2023.

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2022 World Animation & VFX Summit Reveals Hall of Fame Honorees

Kristine Belson, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Ramsey Naito, and Genndy Tartakovsky among the HOF inductees; three days of keynotes, panels, and networking events kicks off with gala dinner on November 6.

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WildBrain Inks ‘First Look Deal’ With Bonnie Arnold

Ex-DreamWorks Animation exec and ‘How to Train your Dragon’ franchise producer now developing ‘Dragon’ author Cressida Cowell’s latest book ‘Which Way to Anywhere;’ exec to spearhead numerous episodic projects, TV specials, and features for the family and kids’ entertainment company.

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‘Little Nicolas’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Take Top Honors at AIF 2022

The 5th annual Animation is Film featured juried competitions as well as the U.S. premiere of Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild,’ and first looks at Dreamwork Animation’s ‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’ and Disney’s ‘Strange World.’

A Toy Must Find his Boy ANIMATIONWorld

Scot Stafford Settles the ‘Score’ with ‘Lost Ollie’ Music

The prolific composer and sound designer dug deep into his Appalachian heritage, layering a rich tapestry of fiddle playing with the emotional power of orchestral music, on Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey’s beautiful, heartfelt four-part live-action / animated miniseries, now playing on Netflix.

Getting Wild and Woolly ANIMATIONWorld

‘Abominable and the Invisible City’ Offers a Modern, ‘Therapeutic’ Twist on Chinese Folklore

For story editors Tiffany Lo and Ethel Lung, growing up listening to stories about ancient China helped them show how lead character Yi finds closure from her father’s death by discovering magical creatures throughout the country that need her help; all-new DreamWorks Animation series debuts today on Hulu and Peacock.

Vikings and Dragons Oh My! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of The Sky’ Season 4

AWN readers get a sneak peek at the final season of DreamWorks Animation’s original CG animated series about Viking twins Dak and Leyla and their exciting adventures; new episodes debut today on Peacock.

In Passing Headline News

DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation Executive Jennifer Kuo Baxter Dies at 62

The prolific lawyer, who specialized in special effects and animation, was closely involved in such projects as ‘Stuart Little,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Trolls,’ and ‘Starship Troopers.’

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