WATCH — Jack Black tells us about Kung Fu Panda’s new Netflix series

Arjun Ram
Story by Arjun Ram and CBC Kids News • 2022-07-07 05:59

Actor offers advice on everything from kung fu moves to breaking out as an actor


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Who? Jack Black What? Actor and musician, stars as Po in Kung Fu Panda series, Where? Los Angeles

Kung Fu Panda is back with a new Netflix series called Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight.

Returning to voice the role of Po is actor Jack Black.

The animated franchise has grossed over $1.8 billion US worldwide since the release of the first Kung Fu Panda film in 2008.

It now boasts three feature films, as well as numerous TV series, specials and short films.

Po and a new character do martial arts poses side by side

In Kung Fu Panda’s latest instalment on Netflix, Po teams up with a new character called the Wandering Blade. (Image credit: Netflix)

Black spoke with CBC Kids News contributor Arjun Ram for a Vibe Check ahead of the show’s release on July 14.

The two connected over kung fu, as Black shared a particular move he and his character Po like to do, called “the mini diving tiger roll.”

“I always feel like whatever the situation is, I’m going to be OK, because I know the technique,” said Black.

A split screen image of Arjun Ram and Jack Black laughing

Jack Black and KN contributor Arjun shared a few laughs throughout the Vibe Check. (Image credit: CBC Kids News )

Black also spoke about how he found success as an actor, offering tips for those who might be looking to follow in his footsteps.

Can Jack Black vibe with our questions?

Watch the Vibe Check below to hear more from Black and watch a musical game of “Jack or Black” that the actor loved.

“This is a winner,” said Black. “This game is going to change the world.”

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Arjun Ram
Arjun Ram
CBC Kids News Contributor
Arjun Ram is a Grade 10 French immersion student from Hamilton, Ont., with many diverse interests such as sports, music and math. Arjun has developed an interest in reporting on social and political issues as well as important developments in the area of professional sports. He hopes to one day work as a news anchor for CBC.

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