Jack Black is back again as the voice behind China’s greatest and cuddliest defender, Po, in Kung Fu Panda 3. This time around Po will have to learn how to grow from a student into a teacher in order to unite his present life with a mysterious stranger from the past, and discover what it truly means to be The Dragon Warrior.

But a strong new enemy has emerged as Kai The Collector, and with every new battle Kai’s strength only grows. It’s going to take Po a lot more than just awesome Kung Fu moves to defeat him and save China. But with the discovery of a new hidden spiritual force and the guidance of his old masters and new friends, he may just have enough power to triumph over Kai.

With beautiful cinematic animation that merges western 3D cartoon styles with a more traditional Chinese art form and the vocal prowess of big name stars featuring Angelina Jolie as Tigress, Dustin Hoffman as Shifu and JK Simmons as Kai, Kung Fu Panda 3 is a great movie for children and children at heart. It proves the importance of self-identity and that sometimes, even the greatest heroes need assistance from family and friends. Showing in cinemas on the 24th March.

Words by Emerald Garcia-Finnis
Image via DreamWorks