Kung Fu Panda 4: Release date, cast, plot & more

Eleni Thomas
A still from Kung Fu Panda 4

After years of anticipation, the Kung Fu Panda 4 release date is finally upon us. Here is everything we know about the upcoming animated feature, including who’s in the cast, what the story will be, and what the trailer has to offer.

When it comes to animation, DreamWorks has created many beloved franchises, including the likes of Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and of course, Kung Fu Panda. The latter follows Po (Jack Black), a panda who dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master and bringing peace to the lands.

The first three films were all been received extremely positively by fans and critics alike, with a star-studded supporting cast including Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and more helping elevate the franchise.

Despite the success of the films, it has been almost 10 years since a new movie was released, with Kung Fu Panda 3 dropping in 2016. After years of rumors, we finally have details about the fourth film, including new cast members, a trailer, and more. So here is everything you need to know about Kung Fu Panda 4.

Kung Fu Panda 4 release date

Kung Fu Panda 4 is set to release in theatres on March 8, 2024.

This release date marks almost eight years since the last movie, Kung Fu Panda 3, dropped in theatres.

Kung Fu Panda 4 trailer

Check out the latest trailer for Kung Fu Panda 4 below:

Kung Fu Panda 4 cast: Who will star in the new movie?

Jack Black will once again lead the array of talent in the voice cast for Kung Fu Panda 4, reprising his role as Po.

While the full list of characters is yet to be confirmed, here are the actors who we know for sure are set to return to reprise their roles, and a handful of new names, too, like Viola Davis, Awkwafina, and Ke Huy Quan.

  • Jack Black as Po
  • Bryan Cranston as Li
  • Dustin Hoffman as Shifu
  • James Hong as Mr Ping
  • Ian McShane as Tai Lung
  • Viola Davis as Chameleon
  • Awkwafina as Zhen
  • Ke Huy Quan as Han

As well as the cast, it has been confirmed that famous composer Hans Zimmer will be back to score the fourth movie.

Kung Fu Panda 4 plot: What will it be about?

Kung Fu Panda 4 will see Po stepping up for something of a promotion, but to become a spiritual leader, he will need to train a replacement, while taking on a brand new villain.

The official synopsis is: “Po is gearing up to become the spiritual leader of his Valley of Peace, but also needs someone to take his place as Dragon Warrior. As such, he will train a new kung fu practitioner for the spot and will encounter a villain called the Chameleon who conjures villains from the past.”

That’s all there is to know about the Kung Fu Panda 4 release date for now. For more upcoming hits, check out our guide to all the new movies to stream this month, or learn more about other animated content like the Emperor’s New Groove remake, and how to watch Dragon Ball Z.

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Eleni is a Melbourne-based journalist. Having completed her Bachelor's in communication (Journalism) at RMIT University, Eleni is now a Senior Writer for the Dexerto Australia team. A big Nintendo fan (with a Triforce tattoo to prove it) and a lover of the zombie genre, Eleni covers gaming, entertainment as well as TV and movies for the site. She is also passionate about covering Queer and female representation. Contact Eleni at eleni.thomas@dexerto.com