Po and his crew of warriors return in all-new episodes of Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight on Netflix January 12. Jack Black and Rita Ora return as “Po” and “Wandering Blade” in the new episodes.
Guest starring are Harvey Guillen as a frog named Pelpel, Richard Ayoade as a mole rat named Kyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo as pirate queen Forouzanm and Melissa Villasignor as excitable scientist Akna.
Pursuit of the villainous weasels Klaus and Veruca and the powerful Tianshiang weapons has Po venture outside of China for the first time with a motley crew of warriors, including the fierce Wandering Blade, the slippery Rukhmini, and loyal Mr. Ping.
From a museum heist in India to a volcanic eruption in Central America, the heroes face danger at every turn on their journey to unravel the secrets surrounding Blade’s brother and his connection to the magical weapons.
And finally, as the team of warriors begins a long journey to England, Po tells a story explaining Chinese new year customs and traditions to elevate the crew’s spirits in a Lunar New Year special.
The Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight series begins when a mysterious pair of weasels set their sights on a collection of four powerful weapons.
Po must leave his home to embark on a globe-trotting quest for redemption and justice that finds him partnered up with a no-nonsense English knight named Wandering Blade.
Together, these two mismatched warriors set out on an epic adventure to find the magical weapons first and save the world from destruction — and they may even learn a thing or two from each other along the way.
The second season of the DreamWorks Animation series will consist of 12 episodes that run 22 minutes each.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight is executive produced by Peter Hastings and Shaunt Nigoghossian. The co-executive producers are Chris Amick and Ben Mekler.
Inspired by traditional martial arts and set in ancient China, Kung Fu Panda tells the epic tale of wide-eyed Po, whose love of kung fu is matched only by an insatiable appetite. The Academy Award-nominated 2008 inaugural chapter became DreamWorks’ highest-grossing original animated film, and launched a trilogy that has earned more than $1.8 billion at the global box office.
With its massive fan base, the franchise has expanded to a cross-category consumer products program, video games, an Emmy Award-winning television series, and global theme-park attractions.