Kung Fu Panda Two

Jack Black’s Panda set for a sequel.

A sequel to animated movie Kung Fu Panda is in the works.

A post on the Animation Guild blog revealed that a follow-up to the film is among the projects currently in development at DreamWorks.

It said: “Every building of the DW campus is bursting with activity. Monsters and Aliens, Shrek, Madagascar Deux, and on and on. DreamWorks’ Lakeside Building is getting enlarged, and the administrative staff is gone from the upper floors.

“But down on the lower levels, artists are working. A story crew has started early work in Kung Fu Panda, the sequel, even while animators are hand-drawing new material for the DVD of Kung Fu Panda, the original.”

The film, which features the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie, tells the story of a bungling panda who wants to be a kung fu warrior.

The production has made around $230 million in 19 days of release worldwide.

Kung Fun Panda is in Irish cinemas July 4th.