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Comic-Con: Dreamworks Announces Third 'Kung Fu Panda' & Upcoming Animation Slate

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 13, 2012 at 2:41PM

DreamWorks announces at Comic-Con that a third "Kung Fu Panda" is in the works, which is not surprising given the Jack Black animated panda franchise has grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide...
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Kung Fu Panda

DreamWorks announces at Comic-Con that a third "Kung Fu Panda" is in the works, which is not surprising given the Jack Black animated panda franchise has grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide.

Chief creative officer Bill Damaschke also discussed the studio's upcoming slate of animated projects, including Guillermo del Toro's "Rise of the Guardians," which features holiday mythical characters like Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny (a Thanksgiving release); caveman comedy "The Croods," with the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Nicholas Cage (March release); "Penguins of Madagascar" (a spin-off of the "Madagascar" franchise, aimed for 2015); and fantasy comedy "Me and My Shadow," with the voice of SNL comedian Bill Hader.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.