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It is with awe and appreciation for the artists at DreamWorks Animation that The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 presents a collection of hundreds of conceptual drawings, paintings, and renderings—a fine collaborative effort by artists who constantly strive to perform as their true best selves.
  —From the book's introductory chapter[2]  

The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 is a DreamWorks Animation art book companion to its movie's namesake that features concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes insight and commentary, as well as production design notes of the film. It is written by Tracey Miller-Zarneke and published by Insight Editions. The book was released in December 2015.

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Legendary warrior Po the giant panda returns to the big screen in DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3, the third installment of the film series that has charmed viewers and critics worldwide. The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 will provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie, with concept art, character designs, interviews with key animation talent, and more. Offering insight into the incredible skill and effort that has gone into the film from start to finish, this comprehensive book will be a must-have for fans everywhere.[1][3]

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Legendary warrior Po the giant panda returns to the big screen in DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3, the third installment of the film series that has charmed viewers and critics worldwide. 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!

In the third installment of the beloved action-packed franchise, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, and other original cast members are joined by newcomers Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson and J.K. Simmons. Kung Fu Panda 3 is directed by Academy Award®–nominee Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni.

The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 provides an insightful look at the making of the third chapter in the beloved animated franchise. Included in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look is a rich selection of concept art, character backgrounds, design inspirations, and interviews with key members of the creative team. A testament to the hard work, talent, and imagination of the artists who created this hilarious yet poignant comedy-adventure, The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 will take readers through Po’s most epic quest yet.[3]

Trivia

  • Rebel Wilson, Mei Mei's former voice actress, originally wrote a preface to the book corresponding with the franchise's previous art book prefaces. However, due to her unexpected drop from the film,[4] it was omitted and never published.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Insight Editions - "The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3"
  2. Miller-Zarneke, Tracey. The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3, p. 17. ISBN: 9781608874941.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Amazon-favicon The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 on Amazon.com. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. The Hollywood Reporter - "Kate Hudson to Replace Rebel Wilson in 'Kung Fu Panda 3' (Exclusive)" by Borys Kit. Published and retrieved September 4, 2015.

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Kung Fu Panda franchise
Feature films Kung Fu Panda (2008) (transcript    commentary    soundtrack)    Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (transcript    commentary    soundtrack)    Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) (transcript    soundtrack)
Short films Secrets of the Furious Five (2008) (transcript)    Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) (transcript)    Secrets of the Masters (2011) (transcript)    Secrets of the Scroll (2015) (transcript)    Panda Paws (2016) (transcript)
Series
Television Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011–2016) (episodes    transcripts    DVDs)
Micro-series Legend of the Legendary Warrior (2008) (transcript)    Pandiva (2015–2016) (transcript)
Web series Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (2018– ) (episodes    transcripts)
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Platform games Kung Fu Panda: The Game (2008)    Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors (2008)    Kung Fu Panda 2: The Game (2011)    Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (2015)
Computer games Kung Fu Panda World (2010–2012)    Kung Fu Panda: Tales of Po (2012)
Apps Kung Fu Panda 2: Be the Master (2011–2013)    Kung Fu Panda: Battle of Destiny (2015–2017)
Board games Kung Fu Panda: The Board Game (2018)
Books
Art books The Art of Kung Fu Panda (2008)    The Art of Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)    The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 (2015)
Manga Kung Fu Panda (manga) (2008)
Comics Art of Balance (2011)    Kung Fu Panda #1 (2011)    Kung Fu Panda #2 (2011)    Kung Fu Panda #3 (2011)    Kung Fu Panda #4 (2011)    Kung Fu Panda #5 (2011)    Kung Fu Panda #6 (2011)    Tales of the Dragon Warrior #1 (2012)    Tales of the Dragon Warrior #2 (2012)    Tales of the Dragon Warrior #3 (2012)    Tales of the Dragon Warrior #4 (2012)    More coming soon!
Other The Tao of Po (2015)
Live entertainment Kung Fu Panda: Land of Awesomeness (2012)    Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest (2018) (transcript)    Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live (2019)
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