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  • Via The Nightfly with Dave Juskow featuring exec. producer/showrunner for DreamWorks Animation Mitch Watson. Talks about it @1:19:42 in the audio clip, mentioning that it'll be serialized, released on Amazon, more like the films, and will bring back Mick Wingert as Po.

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    • I guess we'll see if they learned from the mistakes of LOA. Already very happy to hear that it'll be serialized - finally some legit storytelling rather than, "Here we go, Po screws up again and spends the rest of the episode fixing it, then everything goes back to normal like it never happened." That got really old and dry in LOA.

      Some other hopes for the show:

      • More non-Po character development - Love Po, but I definitely want the franchise's other characters to get some love too. Really hoping for more on the Furious Five personally.
      • Bring in the pandas from KFP3 - Speaking of characters, I'll be pretty disappointed if we don't get to see any of the latest film's new characters.
      • Keep adding short 2D animation segments - This was the one of the very few things LOA did right, and I hope they continue that in this new show.
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    • What does serialized mean?

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    • ^ Means it'll have one ongoing story back-to-back with the episodes, much like a lot of larger mainstream shows rather than most cartoon shows that typically do procedural "one and done" episodes (like LOA).

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    • Oh I see.

      Can people watch stuff on Amazon for free?

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    • Is some villains from kung fu panda legends of awesomeness 

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    • Firecat19 said:
      Oh I see.

      Can people watch stuff on Amazon for free?

      Most of the time, since it is an amazon exclusive, it is only avalible to its subscribers and those subscriptions are not free, i was hoping for it to be on netflix as well as i do have a netflix account to watch anything. on there.

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    • Well, this is certainly interesting. It will be nice to see a more serious take on franchise as an animated series. LoA was fun and made some interesting additions to the lore, but it definitely had its problems. I almost hope it'll bring in some of the elements of LoA-like Fenghuang-but give them the interpretation they really deserve.

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    • Aw man. No news on Kung Fu Panda 4. It is just unfortunate the new kung fu panda series will not be released on television like Legends of Awesomeness.

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    • ^ Why "unfortunate"? It's just being released on a different viewing format, that's all. And it makes sense - lots more people nowadays watch Internet streams over traditional TV broadcast, hence why lots of other entertainment franchises are doing the same thing in creating a web series (or at least providing their content online in some form).

      Might also be a good sign that this series will be handled with much more care than LOA. I personally feel like most TV shows nowadays have the bar set pretty low, unless they're on premium channels like HBO. LOA had to present itself in front of a default, Nickelodeon-themed target audience, but a web series might attract a different audience. I'd like to see how that goes for the first few episodes.

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    • They might release it on netflix, hopefully.

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    • ^ If DreamWorks has already made deals to release on Amazon, then I highly doubt it'll ever show up on Netflix. Especially with the recent news of Netflix wanting to push for more of their own original content (50% by the end of 2018). In fact, I bet it might be licensed out for original programming, thereby making it unavailable anywhere else.

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    • Question is, would they be likely to ever release it on DVD?

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    • ^ Lol, is this just a brainstorming session of how to legally watch the series on anything else but Amazon? :P

      I wouldn't count on it, or at least (for the sake of being a little bit hopeful) anytime soon after the series releases. The physical media audience is also dissipating - not as much as TV, but still noticeably. Plus both Netflix and Amazon very rarely release their originals on DVD/Blu-ray unless they're vastly popular, like Netflix's Orange Is the New Black. I don't think a Kung Fu Panda series will ever be THAT popular, unfortunately.

      Best odds are a very weak "maybe", but keep in mind that the ones for LOA never did all release. It'll still depend on its popularity - probably not gonna happen if there's no public demand for it.

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    • Spottedstar said: ^ Lol, is this just a brainstorming session of how to legally watch the series on anything else but Amazon? :P

      Well, at this point we know so little about it that there's not much else to discuss. :D

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    • ^ Hopes and predictions are always good discussion topics. You and I have already kinda touched on that. Seems to me a much more interesting and stimulating of a conversation than, "Eh, I wish it was on _______ instead..."

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    • Fair enough. I'm definitely hopeful that this series will be in keeping with the character development present in the films; LoA always had this weird mixture of the Furious Five and Shifu's original attitudes towards Po mixed with what they felt towards the end of the first film. It'll also be nice if any character development that takes place in the series remains in place-I get that true change can take time, but too many LoA episodes pretty much only referred to previous ones by saying "oh yeah we fought that one time."

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    • You and me both.

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    • Don't you think it would be more sutible to create a seperate thread for hopes and predictions for the series and save this one for general news and disscussions going towards the series so we are not going back and forth between predictions and news, it would really be a mess having to switch back from one topic type to another.

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    • ^ The entire KFP News board is for that purpose. Doesn't hurt in the meantime to discuss what we'd like to see.

      Guess it's a bit misleading from my original post when I said that I'll be updating this thread w/ more news, but honestly I was assuming more news about the show would be released relatively soon, but it obviously hasn't yet. So I'll remove that.

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    • Spottedstar said:
      ^ The entire KFP News board is for that purpose. Doesn't hurt in the meantime to discuss what we'd like to see.

      Guess it's a bit misleading from my original post when I said that I'll be updating this thread w/ more news, but honestly I was assuming more news about the show would be released relatively soon, but it obviously hasn't yet. So I'll remove that.

      yeah your probably right, since the series is supposedly in its early stages, we won't get much information untill the series progresses along production. I think that if we do have new information concerning the series, any new news or updates then we can but the word update(in bold or caps or both) to indicate any new information concerning the series when creating a new post, and when a plot or snyposis is released, then we can create a page or something and update that page as more information comes out. Besides, i don't even think that we got an official announcement about the series.

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    • Yeah, haven't seen it anywhere but here-even the Wikipedia crowd doesn't seem to have caught on to it.

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    • ^^well don't want to get too off topic here, but i had first heard it announced on tumblr and even included the link to the podcast that mentioned it, so no it did not first pop up on here that i know of.

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    • Gsmith1030 said: ^^well don't want to get too off topic here, but i had first heard it announced on tumblr and even included the link to the podcast that mentioned it, so no it did not first pop up on here that i know of.

      I merely said that this was the first place I personally had seen it. I don't think it even shows up in the news search for Google, or didn't last time I checked.

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    • Kilmarnock228 said:

      Gsmith1030 said: ^^well don't want to get too off topic here, but i had first heard it announced on tumblr and even included the link to the podcast that mentioned it, so no it did not first pop up on here that i know of.

      I merely said that this was the first place I personally had seen it. I don't think it even shows up in the news search for Google, or didn't last time I checked.

      I noticed that about the news search, too.

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    • Firecat19 said:
      Kilmarnock228 said:

      Gsmith1030 said: ^^well don't want to get too off topic here, but i had first heard it announced on tumblr and even included the link to the podcast that mentioned it, so no it did not first pop up on here that i know of.

      I merely said that this was the first place I personally had seen it. I don't think it even shows up in the news search for Google, or didn't last time I checked.
      I noticed that about the news search, too.

      Oh sorry, the only other thing i found was a video on youtube but, it contains the same information that was already in the tumblr post.

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    • Do you think someone might put the episodes on YouTube for the people that do not have and cannot pay for Amazon? I`m just wondering.

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    • ^ Only if YouTube can legally license it, but because it seems like this is an exclusive project w/ Amazon, I doubt it. And if anyone tries to upload the episodes anyway, they'll be flagged for copyright.

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    • Spottedstar said: ^ Only if YouTube can legally license it, but because it seems like this is an exclusive project w/ Amazon, I doubt it. And if anyone tries to upload the episodes anyway, they'll be flagged for copyright.

      Yeah, that was my first thought.

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    • It sounds awesome :). I wish I was still allowed to watch Kung Fu Panda...

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    • Well, I hope this show will be an oppertunity to bring back some of LOA's villain roster. My hoped top three is

      1: Fu Xi: Because he was awesome and it sucks that due to LOA being done, that he's kinda a one timer. Fu Xi has the greatest potaintional for world building for snakes and their place in china and perhaps more onto their relation to dragons.

      2: Pang Bing: The Cat souceress has an interesting backstory that LOA only touched on abit and should be given a chance to be explored more.

      3: Ke-Pa: Because come on, can we really assume that Ke Pa really died out? There's still so much we BARELY know about Ke-Pa.

      Now, I wouldn't mind if others like Junjie and Taotie are given returns as well, because they were the most commen in LOA and ergo wouldn't be surprising if they showed up once more, heck, maybe they won't use the LOA characters and focus more onto an entirely new baddy since we're talking about a more focused series.

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    • I'm afraid I disagree with you entirely.

      LoA sucked, Simply put it. Any believable characterization or emotion was few and far between, the characters are out of character, and the magical crap. Just, seriously, have they no shame?

      It's been made clear that any magic/supernatural, apart from what is shown in the canonverse-AKA the movies and related shorts-is unacceptable and has no place in the KFP universe. At least in KFP 3, there appears to be a limit on the supernatural. LoA, on the other hand, doesn't know where to stop and much of it is not even close to supernatural elements of real Chinese folklore.

      If we get even a single character or aspect of LoA in this new series, then that makes LoA canon. And for LoA to be canon just throws the franchise's life away.

      So, nothing LoA must permeate this show.

      Don't mess this up, Dreamworks.

      Don't say we didn't warn you.

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    • To Firecat19

      Now, I respect that I may not be able to speak for everyone, but I personally believe that LOA has more potaintional then some would've believed had it been exicuted just right.

      Again, the Series may deside to do it's own thing, but I'm just personally saying that I would've liked it if they went that way, it would've made the KFP media more interwined and connected, and there's nothing greater then a series that's connected to all of it's lore in a harmonious continuity chain.

      Also, while LOA isn't exactly accreate to chinese lore, KFP as a whole isn't exactly accreate to Chinese Fauna as a whole, given that the first movie gave us a Galopigose Torttose, the 3rd a dang grizzly bear, and alot of KFP media seem to show Gorillas for some reason. So your desire to complain about LOA's accreatey seems, ironic.

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    • Well, at least out-of-place animals can actually happen in real life.

      Oogway immigrated to China from the Galápagos Islands a thousand years ago. It's been stated.

      Brown bears have natural habitats in Anerica, Europe, and Asia.

      And the gorillas could've just immigrated to China, just like Oogway did.

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    • Fair points, though I never figured Brown Bears are in asia. They seem like a north amarican/europian animal in my perspective, but you learn something new every day.

      Still, I have my own prospects and you clearly have yours. Let's agree to disagree.

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