Kung Fu Panda 3 – At the Premiere

Last Sunday we were lucky enough to attend the European Premiere of the much anticipated, third Kung Fu Panda movie!

I even bagged a couple of spare tickets, so I took a good friend of mine who’s been through a tough time lately, with her two daughters. All fans of Kung Fu Panda, the children were mega excited, they couldn’t wait to get to the Odeon Leicester Square to watch it!

But before we headed into the cinema, there was plenty of excitement to be had on the red carpet!

kung fu panda 3

kung fu panda 3

Meeting Po was a highlight!

I have to admit to being a little starstruck when Hollywood stars Jack Black (who voices Po in the movie) and Kate Hudson (Mei Mei) arrived and were stood literally feet from us being interviewed by Alex Zane!

kung fu panda 3 europeon premiere

jack black kate hudson

Kate looked gorgeous in a stunning pink gown and coat!

Also on the red carpet were The Vamps! They sing the theme tune for the film and were a super friendly bunch…. lead singer Bradley Simpson was more than happy to pose for a photo with our girls!

the vamps kung fu panda 3

After being ushered into the cinema to take our seats… There was a fab warm up act to get all the kids worked up into a frenzy of fun and learning some kung fu dance moves, before The Vamps suddenly appeared and treated us to a special, surprise performance, including their own fabulous version of Kung Fu Fighting! It was, I have to say, absolutely amazing and literally brought the house down! If we weren’t particularly fans before, we definitely are now! My daughter LOVED it!

the vamps kung fu panda 3

Alex Zane then returned to introduce the film, but he had a few people joining him too…. first bringing on to the stage The Vamps, then the Directors of the film, Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Nelson, then finally Kate Hudson and Jack Black!

It was a great experience to be at this event with all these incredible people! Kung Fu Panda 3 is already a massive smash hit in the places around the world where it has already opened… and I’m so happy we got to be part of this European Premiere part of it’s journey!

Kung Fu Panda 3 – The Verdict

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.  But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

The film was a big hit with us. Lots of great characters and a gripping storyline. It was very funny… my little H who sitting beside me was cracking up the majority of the time! Po is incredibly likeable… Jack Black was perfect in this role! It had some poignant moments too with a lovely underlying message that we can all achieve things if we try hard enough!

As well as Jack Black and Kate Hudson, Kung Fu Panda 3 also features the voice talents of Bryan Cranston as Po’s long-lost panda Father Li, J.K. Simmons as Kai… plus Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and more.

All the children loved the film and we would thoroughly recommend it for all the family! It’s one of those kids films that the parents will love too!

Opening in cinemas across the UK on March 11th.



  1. What fun! That must have been an incredible experience, I bet the girls were on a high for a very long time.

  2. Looks like a great event and lucky girls for meeting a pop star (I have no idea who he is though) LOL

  3. Mummy Matters says

    I bet you had an amazing time and are now officially THE best friend in the girls’ eyes. It’s such a special event for kids to be invited too 🙂

  4. What a lovely outing, and a lovely treat for your friend and her kids too.

  5. Wow looks like you all had a fab day out! The girls look delighted x

  6. Ooh I love Jack Black! What a fab opportunity and great day out!

  7. I took the boys to see it and they loved the film. We all love Jack Black

  8. Wow, how fab was that?! I would have been star struck too!

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