On January 16th, AMC Sugerloaf Mills hosted a red carpet reception in honor of area ‘Hometown Heroes’ along with an exclusive advance screening of KUNG FU PANDA 3. Presented by Chase, the Red Carpet Special featured interviews with Jack Black, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Kate Hudson, Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons, Dustin Hoffman and Lucy Liu from the Worldwide Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
One of the most successful animated franchises in the world, KUNG FU PANDA returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
In KUNG FU PANDA 3, Po harnesses his unique talents and inspires those around him to recognize their own special skills. Together they band together to save their panda village. As with our Hometown Heroes, they collectively inspire those around them to find their true selves… such as Chanda Bell (Co-Creator of ‘The Elf on the Shelf’), young CEO & owner Beau Shell (‘Lil Ice Cream Dude), Karen Deffler (star volunteer covered in puppy kisses at Georgia SPCA), young Chef Chandler Jackson (finalist in ‘Rachael Ray’s Kid’s Cook Off’) and Brandon Spink (actor soon to be seen in WB’s MOTHER’S DAY with Jennifer Anniston). These everyday heroes inspire others with their passion and dedication. The neighbors, mothers, daughters, fathers, son, teachers… the humble heroes who effect change in their community one action at a time. It was an absolute pleasure to meet these amazing “heroes” and to hear their stories of success. This is their time to SHINE!
Be on the lookout for KUNG FU PANDA 3 which opens in theaters nationwide on January 29th, 2016! It’s totally awesome!!!
*All photos courtesy of Robin Lori Photography