Feel free to share any of your thoughts/reactions/etc. on this recent cast change.
I'm personally not sure how I feel about it. I was really looking forward to seeing Rebel's fun and goofy personality shine through Mei Mei, and now apparently DreamWorks is going to go through the entire re-animation process to reflect Kate Hudson's take on her.
That said, I wonder how this will affect the film's release schedule? The article did say something about an "extended production schedule," which I sure hope doesn't mean that there's another release date change in the future. But animation isn't easy, or fast, or cheap, so I'm expecting some kind of setback at DreamWorks somehow.
I'm also not too familiar with Hudson's work. I looked at her credits, and I don't think I've seen any of them. So I can't say for sure how she'll do with voicing Mei Mei.
- June 8, 2017: Rebel was fired from her role, defamation case responsible underway
- September 13, 2017: Rebel wins case, donates winnings to charity