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Rebel Wilson, Mads Mikkelsen, Bryan Cranston Join ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Franchise

Toon is first co-production with China's Oriental DreamWorks.

Rebel Wilson, Mads Mikkelsen and Bryan Cranston have joined DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda” franchise, lending their voices to characters in the third installment, currently dated for Dec. 23, 2015. 20th Century Fox will distribute the film.

Toon is the first co-production between DreamWorks Animation and China-based Oriental DreamWorks.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who helmed “Kung Fu Panda 2,” returns as director, as do Jack Black, as the voice of Po, and Angelina Jolie, as Tigress.

Melissa Cobb is producing the film, with Guillermo del Toro as executive producer, and Jeffrey Hermann as co-producer. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger also return as writers and co-producers.

Cranston worked with DWA on “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Mikkelsen currently stars in NBC’s “Hannibal,” while Wilson will next be seen in “Pain & Gain.” She voiced a role in Fox’s animated “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” the most recently installment in that franchise.

Together, the first two “Kung Fu Panda” films, released in 2008 and 2011, generated around $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. Franchise has also spun off the TV series “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,” which bowed in 2011 on Nickelodeon.

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