New Featurette for Kung Fu Panda 2 Takes You Behind the Scenes of Fight Animation
05.25.11 by BJSprecher
DreamWorks Animation has released, via BestBuy.com, a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the "freakin' awesome" sequel to Kung Fu Panda. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Spawn TV series), Kung Fu Panda 2 (KFP2) sees Po (voiced by Jack Black) the Dragon Warrior reuniting with the Furious Five — Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), and Viper (Lucy Liu) — to face a deadly threat possessing the power to end kung fu forever. In the new featurette Yuh Nelson, producer Melissa Cobb, and Supervising Animator Rodolphe Guenoden discuss the process of animating the movie's fight sequences, from developing "the vocabulary for fighting" and storyboarding the action to making each punch and kick even more spectacular by utilizing the latest 3-D technology.
Additional character voices are supplied by Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michelle Yeoh, and Victor Garber.