Kung Fu Panda 4 has already hit the theatres worldwide. The Dreamworks-backed franchise is based on the adventures of the anthropomorphic giant Panda, Po. American actor Jack Black has been the voice behind Po ever since its inception in 2008. The last project from the Kung Fu Panda franchise was released back in 2016.

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Po Ping and Zhen in Kung Fu Panda 4

After a long wait, Kung Fu Panda 4 came with a surprise. Famous YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as MrBeast, is the voice behind the Panda Pig in the recently released chapter of Kung Fu Panda.

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MrBeast Is The Voice Behind The Panda Pig In Kung Fu Panda 4

The cast of Kung Fu Panda 4 includes talented actors like Jack Black, Viola Davis, Ke Huye Quan, and Awkwafina. Popular YouTuber MrBeast added a feather to his cap after becoming a part of one of the most loved franchises of all time. According to the media outlet The Direct, the 25-year-old influencer has done the voiceover for the character of Panda Pig in the fourth installment of Kung Fu Panda. However, his screen presence is quite limited in comparison to the other characters in Kung Fu Panda 4. 


This is not the first time MrBeast has been a part of an animated project. The famous YouTube personality made similar cameos in Migration, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, and Under the Boardwalk. However, fans speculate that Universal Pictures included MrBeast for marketing reasons.

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His presence in Kung Fu Panda 4 will attract a sizeable audience who might not have otherwise shown up for the movie. MrBeast started his YouTube journey in 2012. With 243 million subscribers, he is one of the most popular faces on the leading video streaming platform.

Jack Black Talks About Voicing The Character Of Po in The Kung Fu Panda Franchise

Jack Black has voiced one of the most loved characters, Po, ever since the Kung Fu Panda franchise was introduced. During an interview with Polygon, the American actor recalled meeting the DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg for Kung Fu Panda. He said-

“Jeffrey Katzenberg told me, You don’t have to worry about creating some new character. I want you to be you. And he got some footage, I think it was audio from School of Rock, or High Fidelity, one of my earlier movies, and he had the animators do a short animation using that audio.”

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Kung Fu Panda 

He further mentioned-

And I was like, Oh, all right, now I get it. So when I first started, it was a fun opportunity to just be myself, and let the animators do all the cool fighting sequences. I got to be kind of a superhero but with all of my natural instincts.”

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Kung Fu Panda is one of the most successful franchises from the House of Dreamworks. The first chapter of Kung Fu Panda amassed a box office collection of  $631.7 million against the production budget of $130 million. The massive success of the first installment constructed the path for the multi-million dollar franchise.

Kung Fu Panda 4 is currently running in the theatres.

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