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 Posted:   Jul 26, 2014 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2014/07/25/hans-zimmer-to-return-for-kung-fu-panda-3/

And here was me thinking John Powell scored those films wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2014 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

I really hope Powell returns to collaborate with his former mentor. I think both of their voices come through on the first two scores, and the results are wonderful. Alas, it seems that Powell is mostly out of the film scoring game for now, it seems.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2014 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Well, the headline doesn't alter the fact that the piece clearly refers to Zimmer as "co-composer" on the first 2 movies, and clearly identifies his collaborator as Mr. Powell. Further, it states there's "no word yet" about whether Powell will participate on #3. Is there any reason yet to expect that he won't? I hope not, though I know nothing about the trajectory of Powell's career. I only know I enjoyed the first two scores and hope the new one will be at least as good.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2015 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2015 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   RonaldBuk   (Member)

Soundtrack album to be released in January.


Track list (from Hans-Zimmer.com):

1. Oogway's Legacy - Hans Zimmer & Lang Lang
2. Hungry For Lunch
3. The Power Of Chi
4. The Arrival Of Kai
5. A New Father
6. The Hall Of Heroes
7. The Legend Of Kai
8. The Panda Village
9. Mei Mei's Ribbon Dance
10. Jaded
11. How To Be A Panda
12. Portrait Of Mom - Hans Zimmer & Lang Lang
13. Po Belongs - Hans Zimmer & Lang Lang
14. Kai Is Closer
15. Two Fathers
16. The Battle Of Legends
17. The Spirit Realm
18. The Dragon Warrior
19. Passing The Torch
20. Father And Son
21. Kung Fu Fighting (Celebration Time) - Shanghai Roxi Musical Studio Choirs & Metro Voices London
22. Try - Patrick Brasca feat. Jay Chou
23. Kung Fu Fighting - The Vamps



 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2016 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   RonaldBuk   (Member)

Behind the Scenes with Hans and Lang Lang:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQtVMfyWQTg

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2016 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Behind the Scenes with Hans and Lang Lang:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQtVMfyWQTg


Nice. Lang Lang has worked with both Zimmer and Jean-Michel Jarre lately. He has really met the synth wizards.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2016 - 2:30 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Surprised no one's talking about this. It's a solid score. Doesn't quite reach the heights of the second half of its predecessor, I think, which had some really exquisite moments, but it's a lot of fun. Gets off to a very good start, with a lovely rendition of Oogway's theme (perhaps the best yet in the series), an energetic statement of Po's theme, and a very catchy (though not terribly versatile) theme or motif for the villain. Po's theme gets put through the works pretty well in this score, and overall it's a fun listen and a worthy entry to this surprisingly good series of scores, maintaining a level of energy that surprised me given Powell's absence this time around. Definitely recommended if you enjoyed the first two.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2016 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

i was similarly concerned that this franchise may have been more powell than zimmer, but zimmer does a good job here. i like the madagascar scores a lot too so he can do a great job with these things. still need to get more into this one, but so far it seems like a pretty strong listen. though 2 will still likely be the high point.

 
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