Meet the New Characters of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

Brian Linder

Kung Fu Panda 3 hits North American movie theaters this weekend. The sequel reunites fans of the animated franchise with Po (Jack Black), a food-obsessed panda on a quest to master the art of kung fu, while expanding the Kung Fu Panda crew with three new characters.

In Kung Fu Panda 2, we saw the secret panda village where Po’s birth father lives. The new movie takes us there again as Po reunites with his dad, Li (Bryan Cranston), and the two travel home together. They meet Mei Mei (Kate Hudson), the first girl of his species that Po’s ever been around. It’s not all fun and panda games, however, when the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons) arrives with his sights set on defeating Po.

Here’s everything there is to know about the new characters from the Kung Fu Panda Wiki:

Mei Mei

Kung Fu Panda 3 - Mei Mei

Mei Mei is a female panda who’s been promised to Po in an arranged marriage… and let’s just say she’s a little obsessed. Mei Mei is an aspiring ribbon dancer who, with the help of Po and Tigress, develops some serious nunchuck skills. Read more…


Kung Fu Panda 3 - Kai

Long ago, the fearsome and power-hungry warrior Kai found a way to take chi from others, until he was banished to the Spirit Realm for all eternity. Now, Kai has returned to earth, where his appetite for power and revenge leads him to a showdown with Po. Read more…


Kung Fu Panda - Li

Po’s old man is a loud exuberant party loving panda always out for a good time whether that’s eating and napping or napping and eating. He’s everything Po would be if the discipline of Kung Fu had never entered his life. Read more…

You can find out even more about Li, Mei Mei, and Kai when Kung Fu Panda 3 arrives in theaters this weekend.


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Brian Linder
Brian is a Sr. Content Producer at FANDOM. He's been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at FANDOM via IGN, Brian was a founding editor at early Star Wars fansite and co-created the movie site, FilmForce, acquired by IGN in 2006. He's a fan of space operas and superheroes.
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