Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson & Alessandro Carloni (2016)
It’s re-enter the dragon warrior as martial arts most portly practitioner returns in his third animated action adventure.
Drawn on a spectacular epic canvas it combines a light hearted tone with a serious message about responsibility, family and achieving one’s potential.
There’s plenty of silly slapstick but no major laughs, relying heavily on the exuberance of Jack Black as Po, the reluctant hero panda of the title.
At home in the Valley of Peace, Po is reunited with Li Shan, his long lost biological dad, played by Bryan Cranston.
J.K. Simmons voices Kai, a giant ox like supreme warlord who’s returned from the spirit world and intent on stealing the everyone’s life force.
With his friends incapacitated, Po the former pupil must become a master and train up some wannabe karate kids to help defeat Kai.
If you enjoyed the first two then this will definitely err, panda to your taste.