Jack Black hosted Kung Fu Panda 3 party for sons

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 February 2016
Jack Black

Jack Black

Jack Black invited 20 children over to his house to see his new animated movie 'Kung Fu Panda 3' with his two sons before it hit cinemas

Jack Black treated 20 children to a preview of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' at his house.

The father-of-two stars as panda bear Po in the animated franchise and hosted a movie screening for the kids because his sons, nine-year-old Sammy - who voiced a part of a bunny rabbit - and Thomas, seven, wanted to see it with their friends before it came out in the US.

Asked whether Sammy and Thomas are thrilled their dad plays the lovable martial arts master, the Hollywood star said: "Yes! We had a little preview just for the boys and they got to invite about 20 kids from their school. It's a fun thing to share with them.

"My eldest boy got to play one of the bunny rabbits. He's really stoked about it."

The 46-year-old comedic actor - who is married to musician Tanya Haden - also admitted he is inspired by Po to stay young at heart and says the bear even reminds him of himself at times.

He told Britain's OK! magazine: "Po's like a younger version of me - naive in a way. Children have this love and passion for whatever they're interested in, and in Po's case it's Kung Fu. You don't want to lose that part of yourself, the kid that just wants to do things because they are fun."

In 'Kung Fu Panda 3' - which is released across the rest of the world in March - Dustin Hoffman reprises his role as Master Shifu, Angelina Jolie is back again as Master Tigress and Jackie Chan is back as Master Monkey among other returning cast members.

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