'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight' on Netflix: How Jack Black reacted after winning MTV's Comedic Genius Award
'Kung Fu Panda' is an American media franchise that started in 2008 with the release of the animated feature film of the same name, produced by DreamWorks Animation. It gained tons of fans within few days of its first release. It's had a few sequels since then and its back with a new one called 'Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight'.
The new series shows Po (voiced by Jack Black) trying to gain back the name he lost after wrongly being accused of having destroyed a village. He is seen to come face to face with his age-old nemesis Kai, and finally defeating him to save China.
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How Jack Black succeeded despite being a college dropout
The American actor, comedian, musician, and songwriter was born in California in 1969. He attended the Crossroads School, where he excelled in drama. Jack's TV debut was in a commercial at age 13 for the video game 'Pitfall!'.
He later attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), but soon dropped out during his sophomore year to pursue a career in entertainment. Black's adult career began with small roles on prime time television, including 'Life Goes On', 'Northern Exposure', 'Mr. Show, Picket Fences', 'The Golden Palace', and 'The X-Files'. He received particular praise for his starring role in the well-received 'School of Rock', earning critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy.
He is well-known for having voiced the title role in 'Kung Fu Panda', which grossed US$20.3 million on its opening day, June 6, 2008, as well as 'Kung Fu Panda 2' and 'Kung Fu Panda 3'. Recently, there have been speculations on the actor involved in the 'Jumanji 4' movie. He will also be featuring in 'Oh Hell No!'
What went down at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards?
Jack Black was recently seen in the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, ready to receive his Comedic Genius Award. The 'School of Rock' star was honoured with the title in the June 5 awards ceremony on Sunday night, hosted at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The awars recognized his wit and humour that definetely catches everyone's heart.
Awkwafina introduced the comedian before debuting a sizzle reel of Black’s greatest moments on screen. "He’s actually so much more than the guy that makes us laugh till we cry," said Awkwafina. "He’s also a giant gamer, a facial hair aficionado, a Grammy winner and the only person whose Instagram actually makes you feel better about yourself, because he’s one of the nicest guys on the planet" she added.
Jack was dressed in a furry panda hood as a nod to his 'Kung Fu Panda' animated character Po. He looked estatic as he immiediately started performing some kickass somersaults, making his way to the stage to collect his award. He immediately fell while doing his somersaults around the platform making the crowd go wild. He high fived members of the audience while walking down the catwalk and then did another somersault at the front. He finally accepted the award, and said through heavy breaths: “Oh my god, I need a little blast of oxygen.”
Catch Jack's next release exclusively on Netflix this July 14th