Production on DreamWorks Animation's 2015 release Kung Fu Panda 3 will begin in August, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oriental DreamWorks, the Chinese subsidary of the company, made this announcement at a Shanghai International Film Festival panel on Monday.
Jennifer Yu (Kung Fu Panda 2) will direct the third installment of the hugely popular franchise. The screenwriters will be Jonathan Abel and Glen Berger. The voice cast will include Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Bryan Cransston, Rebel Wilson, David Cross, and Mads Mikkelsen. Producer Melissa Cobb and executive producer Guillermo del Toro are also returning.
The first two Kung Fu Panda movies have grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide. Kung Fu Panda 3 is scheduled for release on December 23, 2015.