'Kung Fu Panda 3' images begin to appear as well
As if in response to Disney's Zootopia featuring the groan-worthy tagline "Like nothing you've seen be-fur," DreamWorks Animation has finally shed some light on its Kung Fu Panda 3 in an article from USA Today. Seeing as how Kung Fu Panda 3 is the third movie in a trilogy that comes out in January 2016 and Zootopia is a March 2016 movie, that makes the tagline wildly inaccurate as well as groan-worthy. Furries are looking forward to both, but, hey, it's a bad tagline.
Spoiler warning: The USA Today article linked may have bluntly spoiled a possible subplot, which is discussed below the break.
Update (6/19): An official English trailer appears, and it is hilarious.
Kung Fu Panda 3 will feature, in addition to returning characters Po, the Furious Five, Master Shifu and Mr. Ping, Bryan Cranston as Po's biological father and Rebel Wilson as Mei Mei, another panda. In fact, the discovery of the panda village seems to be the main theme of the new movie. Other new actors with still unknown parts include the most recent Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner, J.K. Simmons, who everybody assumes is playing the villain after Mads Mikkelsen left the cast, which would make him the first villain in the movies with an American accent.
Po/Tigress shippers (which included the late, great Roger Ebert) shouldn't give up hope just yet with the announcement of a female panda; the USA Today article does describe Mei Mei as "amorous" and points out that Wilson wrote an in character love poem to Po, but also bluntly states "this does not turn out to be a panda love story."