SDCC2011: Nickelodeon Unveils "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"
Nickelodeon held a panel featuring their new animated series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. The series is based on the hit CG animated movies produced by DreamWorks Animation and features the further adventures of the cuddly, panda dragon warrior, Po (Mick Wingert), and his comrades, the Furious Five. Together the group defends the Valley of Peace from evildoers and get into other various mischief. The show will finally be appearing on Nickelodeon later this fall and is set for fifty two episodes. In attendance for the panel were Po’s new voice actor, Mick Wingert, who does a nigh-perfect imitation of Jack Black as Po; James Hong, who returns as Mr. Ping, Po’s adoptive goose father; and John DiMaggio, who portrays a crocodile bandit that seeks Po’s help in the series.
Nickelodeon previewed a brand-new episode of the series, currently set for fifty two episodes, in addition to select footage that still wasn’t completely finished.