KUNG FU PANDA: THE DRAGON KNIGHT Executive Producer Peter Hastings On The Franchise's New Buddy Comedy

Between the three Kung Fu Panda movies and the series Legend of Awesomeness, there is plenty of action to be had, but a new buddy comedy introduces a dragon knight who Po will have to team up with.

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When it comes to Dreamworks Animation, a number of popular projects have been released over the years, including movies and shows such as How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Shrek, Trolls, The Cat in the Hat, Shark Tale, and Kung Fu Panda.

As far as the latter goes, it doesn't seem like the franchise has any plans to slow down anytime soon. In fact, Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight was just released on Netflix at the end of last week.

We were interested in learning more about this project and how it ties together with the overall franchise, so we spoke with the two executive producers. Shaunt Nigoghossian and Peter Hastings took the time to chat with us, and we learned a lot.

Peter Hastings: My involvement goes back to a prior series, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which I ran a while ago. That actually was between the first and second movies. And then I did a bunch of other stuff and had a great relationship with Dreamworks, and I had done other shows there. And then they asked me if I wanted to come and work, and for me, that means working with Po, which is really fun.

They had this original idea of a buddy comedy between Po and this knight from England. That was about the whole idea that they had. So I sort of worked alone and came up with a bunch of stuff, most of which got thrown away. And write the pilot script and right as we started to bring the team together, that's when I met Shaunt and pitched to him the show. He didn't actually start until we had all gone home.

The production has been completely virtual, even though I did not stop working for a day. But for me, basically, it was exciting and fun because the characters were so interesting, and this was before Jack Black was even involved. So I was drawing from the strength of the character.

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What do you guys think of these comments from Peter Hastings? Will you be checking out the newest chapter in the Kung Fu Panda franchise on Netflix?

Be sure to check out the full video interview below, and don't forget to share your thoughts in the usual spot!


 

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight is currently streaming on Netflix.

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