On Monday the 9th of June as part of the Sydney film festival, the State Theatre played host to the red carpet premier of Dreamwork’s latest offering Kun Fu Panda.
Sydney went into panda-monium as Jack Black, the voice of the pudgy panda Po shut down the streets signing autographs, jumping fences and showing off his own kung fu moves to screaming fans.
Other Aussie celebs graced the red carpet including Cate Blanchett, and despite the rain, the excited guests poured into the theatre.
Kung Fu Panda is about a panda stuck working for his dad in the their family noodle business, but really dreams of being a great warrior, featuring the voices of Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu it has taken $62.7 million in its first weekend in the US, the biggest non sequel opening for a Dreamworks film ever, and it looks like it will be just as big in Oz.
When asked about how he felt knowing this film knocked “Sex and the City” out of the top spot he said “…move over ladies, you’ve had your time in the sun, now it’s time for the panda to play!”
Kung Fu Panda opens in nationally in Australian theatres on June 26th.