'Kung Fu Panda' Sequel Officially Set for 2011
A sequel to hit animation film "Kung Fu Panda" is indeed on the work and eyes 2011 release. On Wednesday, October 1, DreamWorks Animation SKG have revealed their plans on the follow-up movie announcing that they have set "Pandamonium" to hit the big screen on June 3, 2011 and are expecting it to be released worldwide in both conventional and IMAX theaters.
The sequel will be produced using stereoscopic 3D technology and will have "Kung Fu Panda" head of story Jennifer Yuh Nelson serving as the director. It is going to have Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and other original cast members once again to voice the characters, and will see Melissa Cobb as the producer, while Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who wrote and co-produced the original film, are to reprise their roles.
Since its release on June 6, "Kung Fu Panda" has collected as much as $215.2 million from its domestic sales and $626.6 million worldwide, making it DreamWorks Animation's most successful original film ever. The DVD version of the original "Panda" will be coming out in stores on Sunday, November 9, alongside its direct-to-video companion film, "Secrets of the Furious Five."
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