The Kung Fu Panda The Dragon Knight series has been renewed on Netflix for a second season. The show follows Po as he tries to figure out his new life out, alongside his friends and the Furious Five. Netflix’s original animated series has become a huge hit with critics and audiences alike, thanks in part to the iconic voice performances by seasoned Hollywood veterans like James Hong and Jean Smart, but also because its animation is more akin to DreamWorks’s Kung Fu Panda movies than it is to some of Netflix’s other original animated fare such as Turbo Fast or All Hail King Julien.
Thrilled by the show’s success, we reached out to Netflix’s VP of Original Series, Marco J. Viola. For those who don’t know, what is Kung Fu Panda? Can you give us a brief description of the series? What sort of influences and influences do you draw from? For example, we noticed that some of your other shows have cited movies like Excalibur or some other film as their influence.
Do you know about the release date of Kung Fu Panda The Dragon Knight series:
This series will be released on 14 July 2022. Also, the series has 6 episodes. The show’s first episode, “Kung Fu Panda: The Heart of a Warrior” on the Furious Five and Po’s first encounter with each other. The next story, “Kung Fu Panda: The Master’s Legacy” will follow Po as he and his friends go to the royal palace to bring a gift to the king. Afterward, they go on a journey to find the Dragon Scroll that was stolen from a village they visited previously.
Here is the plot of Kung Fu Panda The Dragon Knight series discussed:
The plot of the third episode, “Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five,” sees Po and the Furious Five going to seek help from Master Oogway when they learn that Shifu is ill. The fourth episode “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Warrior” shows how Po gets the red underwear that he always wears.
The Name of Cast & Characters of Kung Fu Panda The Dragon Knight series:
- Jack Black · Po
- Omid Abtahi · Alfie
- Chris Geere · Klaus Dumont
- Todd Haberkorn · Emperor
- James Hong · Mr. Ping
What can we expect from the Kung Fu Panda The Dragon Knight series?
We can expect to see the same quality of animation, the same high-flying action sequences, the same light humor, and Mr. Ping’s always-endearing antics. The Dragon Knight also features some new characters, including Po’s biological father – a panda named Li Shan, voiced by the amazing Omid Abtahi.
In terms of production, which studio is working on Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight?
The series will be produced at DreamWorks Animation’s Glendale studio. The series was developed and executive produced by Offspring’s John Eng and DreamWorks Animation Television’s Jill Wilfert and Sherry Marsh.
Who are the director’s favorite characters and why?
The favorite character of the director is Po because he is a great character who is funny and entertaining. The favorite character to the producer is Shifu because he is a great character who helps Po grow and expand. The favorite character to the writer is Monkey because he is a great character who Po has a special relationship with.
What do you hope fans get from the series?
The goal of The Dragon Knight was to create an original story for a new generation of Kung Fu Panda fans. We wanted to satisfy longtime Kung Fu Panda fans but bring in new ones through Po’s dynamic and endearing new character, Li Shan. The journey that Li Shan and Po go on to learn about Li’s past is filled with action, emotion, and humor.
What themes do the Kung Fu Panda The Dragon Knight series explore?
The themes we hope to explore are change, balance, and sticking together as a team. We wanted to create a story that celebrates family, friendship, and loyalty while also showcasing the importance of following your dreams. The Dragon Knight also explores the universal themes of being a kid, finding your place in the world, and growing up.
What are your favorite scenes?
The favorite scene for the producer is when Po goes to meet his biological father for the first time. My favorite scene the writer is when Po’s biological father realizes that Po is stronger than himself. My favorite scene for a director is when Li Shan saves Po from falling off a cliff.