Save the date, Kung Fu Panda 3 is coming to theaters January 29th. I was lucky enough to have a get a glimpse of some upcoming scenes and have a private sit down conversation with Lucy Liu. Lucy reprises her role as the voice of Viper. It was wonderful to hear about her reaction to the film as well as her experiences of being a first time mom while juggling her career.
Several other bloggers and myself were able to have a candid coversation with Lucy Liu regarding the movie as well as her personal life. It was wonderful to hear that she is just like other new moms out there who need help too. While balancing her day job of 16-18 work hours. Lucy mentions that she knew what she was getting into while working and starting a family.
I already had a very rigorous and intense schedule. So I knew that when I took the job that I was considering having a family. So, I was kind of like, okay, so the best thing to do is lay the groundwork and have a job that is in one place, which would be television, and something that is secure for the time being.
Kung Fu Panda has a wonderful story line as well and everyone will appreciate that family is such a huge part of the movie. Not many child friendly movies talk about the dynamic of a family and that isn’t always regarding biological parents. There are adoptive parents and close family members who take care of children and teenagers. Who is part of your community raising your children? Lucy mentioned she was surprised the movie spoke about it but was grateful they did. This way no one will be leaving the theater feeling like a part was missing. This can bring up great discussions regarding who is part of your “family”.
And I love that the story, specifically for our movie in this particular one, is about family and what is your family. What does that mean? Is it your genetic family? Is it the person that brought you up or the person who really looks like you? It’s not about that. It’s a shared effort. It’s a shared community.
For Actors there might be a time when some movies they make aren’t always “family friendly” but for Lucy the Kung Fu Panda series will lead to lot of laughter in the future when her son is old enough to watch.
And I love the idea that this is the legacy that you leave behind. And it’s not about you being a part of it, because that’s going to be sort of just a blur. It’s just going to be the entertainment value, the created laughter that they’re going to have, the enjoyment of sharing that.
Children recognize voices so quickly so it would be wonderful to see her son’s reaction to watching these movies while having an animated character speaking with his moms voice.
I am looking forward to see how the whole movie is put together and might have to have a refresher and watch the previous 2 movies too!
KUNG FU PANDA 3 – In Theaters January 29, 2016
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible — learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
KUNG FU PANDA 3 – IN THEATERS JANURY 29
Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni
Produced By: Melissa Cobb
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth
Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston,
J. K. Simmons, Kate Hudson
Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston, J. K. Simmons, Kate Hudson
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