DreamWorks Animation is reshuffling its feature release schedule once again, moving franchise sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 up to January 29, 2016 from its previous March 18, 2016 slot. The third KFP flick was originally set to come out right before Christmas this year, but was bumped back after Disney announced a December 18 release for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The recently restructured studio should be looking forward to box office success with Kung Fu Panda 3. The first two movies together raked in almost $1.3 billion worldwide. The third outing will again star Jack Black as the voice of Po the panda. Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston and Seth Rogen are also set to lend their voices to the martial arts comedy, directed by KFP veteran Jennifer Yuh Nelson.