‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ release date, what director Jennifer Yuh Nelson knows

‘Kung Fu Panda 4' release date. When Is the sequel coming? Here's what the Kung Fu Panda director knows.

by Jessie Mendoza

Fans have been waiting for the Kung Fu Panda 4 release date, the American computer-animated action comedy martial arts movie starring Jack Black (age 49) as Po, Dustin Hoffman (age 81) as Master Shifu, Angelina Jolie (age 43) as Tigress, Jackie Chan (age 64) as Monkey and many more big names.

Kung Fu Panda (movie series) has been very successful worldwide. Their fans have been wanting Kung Fu Panda 4 after the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2016 even though reports are saying this third installment is the lowest-grossing film in the Kung Fu Panda series.

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Worldwide, Kung Fu Panda 3 earned a total of USD 521.2 million. Compare that with the gross earnings of the first two installments:

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Gross earnings : USD 631.7 million
– Was the highest-grossing non-Shrek film from DreamWorks Animation in the United States and Canada, before being surpassed by How to Train Your Dragon in 2010.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Gross earnings: USD 665.7 million
– Worldwide, it is the highest-grossing 2011 animated film and the sixth highest-grossing film of 2011.
– It is the 14th highest-grossing animated film and the 69th highest-grossing film.

Despite Kung Fu Panda 3 being the lowest-grossing installment in the series, it received positive reviews from movie critics.

It got a ‘certified fresh’ badge on Rotten Tomatoes with 86% rating and 165 reviews as of this writing.

Critics Consensus:

Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts the requisite visual splendor, but like its rotund protagonist, this sequel’s narrative is also surprisingly nimble, adding up to animated fun for the whole family.

Now, many people have been excited to see what Kung Fu Panda 4 has to offer. There has been no announcement nor confirmation that Kung Fu Panda 4 is even in the works yet and if it’s coming soon.

As of this writing, Kung Fu Panda 4 is not yet in the list of movies Jack Black is currently working on.

But people have been anticipating this fourth installment simply because years ago, Dreamworks Animation executive Jeffrey Katzenberg revealed that there will be six (6) sequels to the Kung Fu Panda movie series.

Kung Fu Panda actually has 6 chapters to it, and we’ve mapped that out over the years.

In that case, there are 3 more Kung Fu Panda movies left and that’s the reason why fans are craving for Kung Fu Panda 4 to come out, soon. Some are even hoping that Kung Fu Panda 4 would be released in 2019.

Just this August 2018, Kung Fu Panda director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (age 46) was asked in an interview about the updates on Kung Fu Panda 4. She said:

I really don’t know. For me it had always been a trilogy, in terms of the exact arc that we were working on. I really don’t know what the plans are. But the pull is Po. Po is the world. So I am sure something will happen at some point, but it’s just that I don’t know what.

Kung Fu Panda 4 release date

It seems like Dreamworks is not in a rush in releasing Kung Fu Panda 4 anytime soon. Are they taking their time to complete its story? If so, does it mean it will be a bigger one than the rest?

Rumor has it that Kung Fu Panda 4 will be delayed until 2020. [ref] As to the reasons of the delay, there are no reports yet.

In Kung Fu Panda 3, Po finally meets his father and the other pandas like him. With that, could Kung Fu Panda 4 be more about family and all?

To somehow satisfy your cravings even for a little bit, you can watch this fan-made Kung Fu Panda 4 trailer. Or watch all the trailers of the previous Kung Fu Panda movies.

Kung Fu Panda 4 trailer | 2018 | Fan-made
Kung Fu Panda (2008) – Official Trailer
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) – Official Trailer
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) – Official Trailer

Kung Fu Panda 4 trailer | 2018 | Fan-made

This video is made for learning purposes, the video is made by joining certain clips, there is no connection between Dreamworks, Kung Fu Panda movie and this video. [ref: CRAZY MINDS]

Kung Fu Panda (2018) – Official Trailer

Release Date: June 6, 2008 (conventional theaters and IMAX)

Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po is the biggest fan of kung fu around… which doesn’t exactly come in handy while working every day in his family’s noodle shop.

Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po’s dreams become reality when he joins the world of kung fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five—Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey—under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it’s up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat.

Can he turn his dreams of becoming a kung fu master into reality? Po puts his heart — and his girth —into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.

Cast: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dan Fogler. [ref: TrailersPlaygroundHD]

Kung Fu Panda 2 – Official Trailer

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2, in theaters May 26, 2011. [ref: DreamWorksTV]

Kung Fu Panda 3 – Official Trailer

In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3.

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.

But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! [ref: DreamWorksTV]

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