DreamWorks struck animated gold in 2008 with their animated film Kung Fu Panda and it appears they know a good thing when they see it.
After watching the first teaser trailer for Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, it’s obvious that DreamWorks doesn’t intend to upset the noodle cart by changing the tone or the style from the first film.
All the news surrounding Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, up to this point, has been nothing but good, especially with the addition of voices from actors such as Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises), Victor Garber (Alias), Michelle Yeoh (Babylon A.D.) and Jean-Claude Van Damme (JCVD). So it’s not surprising this second teaser and four new posters released by DreamWorks would continue that trend.
Check out all four below then watch the teaser:
In the first Kung Fu Panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black) had to learn there was no secret ingredient in order to become a powerful kung fu warrior. For The Kaboom of Doom writers Jonathan Aibel (Monsters vs Aliens), Glenn Berger (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel) and Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation) appear to have created a great new story for Po and the Furious Five – as you can see in the synopsis below:
Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five—Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. It is up to Po and The Furious Five to journey across China to face this threat and vanquish it. But how can Po stop a weapon that can stop kung fu? He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
However the new story plays out, I hope that Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom is every bit as enjoyable, heartwarming, and humorous as the first film – if not, then first time director Jennifer Yuh will no doubt be subjected to a horde of angry fans voicing their disappointment.
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom brings it’s awesomeness to theaters May 27, 2011.
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Source: Beyond Hollywood