12 Nov – Taiwanese multi-hyphenate Jay Chou will be releasing the theme song for DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3".
According to ECNS News, CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the news last week, saying that the singer was invited to record the song not only because of his popularity in China, but also his music resonates well with the movie's concept.
Jay is also recording the Chinese voice-over for the animated film, playing the role of The Furious Five's Monkey. Other voice-over cast include Yang Mi, Jiang Wu, Huang Lei, and Jackie Chan - who will do the Chinese voice of Po's father.
Jay revealed that he is enthusiastic about the new project, since it would be the first time for him doing a voice-over as well as writing a theme song for an animated film.
Co-directed by Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni, "Kung Fu Panda 3" begins after Po is reunited with his long-lost father.
The animated film will be released in January next year.
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