Animation fans got a treat when the first two “Kung Fu Panda” movies hit Netflix on July 1. The martial arts comedies about snack-loving unlikely chosen, one Po the panda (voiced by Jack Black), are fun movies that appeal to viewers young and old. But the thing is, “Kung Fu Panda” is a trilogy, and only the first two are available on Netflix, leaving viewers wondering if and when the third movie will arrive on the streaming service. Unfortunately for fans — and parents whose kids are demanding to watch the next movie — the short answer is “We have no idea.” But the long answer is a little more hopeful.
The listings for what’s new on Netflix in July 2021 make no mention of “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Netflix has not officially commented on if and when “Kung Fu Panda 3” will be available, but representatives for the streaming service generally don’t answer questions like that. We don’t know why the first two “Kung Fu Panda” movies are on Netflix but not the third, but when splits like that happen, it usually has to do with licensing deals that must be confusing even to the people making them.