Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…'Kung Fu Panda 2'

OK I have to admit that of the ho-hum and forgettable past Dreamworks Animation pictures, I was extremely surprised with Kung Fu Panda. While I believe that Jack Black is a dish made tolerable in small doses, he fit the character Po perfectly; clumsy, pitiful but still heartwarmingly hilarious. Anyway Dreamworks has been working on the follow up titled Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom and it’ll actually be here pretty soon. For now, take a look at the teaser trailer below…

This upcoming animated film and the sequel to the 2008 film, Kung Fu Panda will be presented in 3-D. Directed by Jennifer Yuh, this sequel follows Po and the Furious Five. They venture to China to battle a villain and uncover the secrets of Po’s mysterious origins. Most of the original cast returning as well as some new characters. IMDb lists Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, James Woods, and Michelle Yeoh (and others) among the featured new voice talents.

Wow! That’s some line up for the sequel. Yet of all the returning/new cast I am excited to hear what Gary Oldman will be playing (IMDb lists him as “Lord Shen”) as he’s just a welcomed addition to any film. But as far as aspirations for the sequel I hope one element is rectified. It’s a small shame that Jackie Chan (you know martial expert/God that he is) was snubbed in the first film and given so few lines. Oh well not a deal breaker by any means and this is one I am looking forward to. Also, as Dreamworks has not only stepped up their game story-wise, their 3D is continually impressive as all get out. Kung Fu Panda 2 is expected in theaters next year on May 26, 2011. We can’t wait to hear more about this. What about you??

Comments

  1. Wow, this is fast… I feel like I’d just seen the first one not that long ago. I might see this once it’s on Netflix… I like the first one but not enough to pay $ for theater viewing.

    P.S. Only in a cartoon will you see Oldman and Van Damme in the same cast list 🙂

    • I liked it and think it did it’s job; teasers should simultaneously make you re-watch the first one to get excited for the second one…eve if it is 6 months away:P

  2. Castor says:

    Really? What kind of trailer features a 30-sec staring contest lol 😉

    • It gets the kids excited and that’s all the studio really wants isn’t it?:P That said, I’m eager to see it.

  3. Heather says:

    My kids will want to see it. They really dug the first one, and watched it several times, but then completely forgot about it and haven’t watched it since. I didn’t dig the first movie at all. I may or may not have done a write up on it. Sure I got the attraction but I had several issues with it, and this one means nothing to me, but whatever the kids want to see it and I guess that’s all that matters, yeah?!?!

    • MarcC says:

      I really, unexpectedly, liked the first one too. But kid frienly dosn’t have to be insulting to the intelligence. The film was smart in parts but that’s where Dreamworks will continue to fall behind Pixar when they rely on pratfalls and slapstick comedy in all shapes and sizes. Pixar knows that just because the characters are animated they don’t have to be stupid or zany.

      Still I make daily decisions based on the inner kid in me so I’m pretty positive I’ll see this no matter what…nothing wrong with that huh?