I love the title: “Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom”. I also loved the 2008 original movie. It was fun, action-packed, and every kid I know who has seen it adores the hell out of the panda. Then again, it is a panda. Who could hate a panda? You’d have to be soulless to hate a panda. Anyways, the latest news on the sequel has Gary Oldman lending his voice to the Jack Black kung fu CG animated movie.
The sequel will follow Po (Black) as he goes in search of other pandas like himself, only to run across bandits and Peacock (Oldman), who “is more than he seems”, whatever that means. This won’t exactly be Oldman’s first animated movie — he previously lent his voice to the CG movie “A Christmas Carol” with Jim Carrey and “Planet 51”.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson will direct the 3D animated film for Dreamworks, taking over for dual directors Mark Osborne and John Stevenson, who did the first film. This will be her first feature-length film, having previously directed an episode of the animated series “Spawn”. If that sounds like a mighty flimsy resume to be taking on a big movie like the “Kung Fu Panda” sequel, well, it kinda is.
The Panda goes Kaboom in the Summer of 2011.