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'Kung Fu Panda 3' release date pushed to 2016

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Dreamworks Animation has pushed the release date of Kung Fu Panda 3 to March 18, 2016 from its original Dec. 23, 2015 release date.

According to Variety, the release date was moved since Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to take over the box office that month with its Dec. 18, 2015 release. Variety also reported that Dreamworks Animation has had plans in the works to reconfigure their release schedule after Marvel’s announcement of a 10-film release schedule through 2019.

Dreamworks Animation’s next film, Home, is slated for a March 27, 2015 release, while their other film, B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations, is set to shift from its original June 5 date due to its competition from the next Avengers sequel, and has yet to be announced.