Working at the movie theater, I assembled a new movie standee yesterday. I've never heard of this movie prior, but the title and standee alone make this movie a must see for me!
The image on the right is the standee I assembled. Notice how it says, "Prepare for Awesomeness". It makes up words people! That wins on many levels!
Po the Panda will be voiced by Jack Black. Other characters will be voiced by Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Ian McShane, and Lucy Liu. (who's who is unspecified)
Storyline seems bland at the moment, but will more likely become more complex as release draws closer…
Release date is set for Summer 2008.
I for one am surprised that it took THIS long to for a panda to star in an animated movie. With South Park's infamous "Sexual Harrassment Panda" spawning the catchphrase "That makes me a sad panda.", we were all waiting for it. Also, with Chinese martial arts being a popular subject for comedies (3 Ninjas, Next Karate Kid, Rush Hour, Balls of Fury, etc.), it's about time an animated one was made. I'm looking forward to this movie, as I believe it will be one of the funniest movies of 2008.