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When will ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ be on Netflix? US and International Release

When Will Kung Fu Panda 4 Be On Netflix

Picture: Universal / DreamWorks Pictures

The fourth Kung Fu Panda movie has just hit theaters and will soon be coming to Netflix in the United States and other regions worldwide in the years to come. Here’s the current estimated Netflix release schedule for Kung Fu Panda 4. 

Directed by Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Stine, we see Jack Black returning to voice the titular martial arts animated film that first began in 2008. In the fourth entry, Po has been tapped to become the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace but to do that, he needs to find a new apprentice.

The movie features a few new voices and characters, with those being voiced by Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Ronny Chieng, Ke Huy Quan & Lori Tan Chinn

Netflix does have a connection to Kung Fu Panda beyond streaming some of the older movies on a licensing basis. In recent years, it’s been the exclusive home to the spin-off series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, with all three seasons currently available.

When will Kung Fu Panda 4 be on Netflix US?

The one region we know Kung Fu Panda 4 will be hitting in due course is Netflix in the United States. Thanks to a deal between Netflix and Universal in 2021, all movies from their animation divisions (DreamWorks and Illumination) come to Netflix within an 18-month window called the Pay-1 Window.

For the most part, movies have been in theaters for four months (~120 days) before heading to Peacock for four months, Netflix US for ten, and then Peacock for another four.

Release Schedule For Illumination Dreamworks Movies Netflix

Timeline of when DreamWorks Movies Come to Netflix – Picture credit: What’s on Netflix

So, let’s apply this timeline to Kung Fu Panda 4:

  • Theatrical release: March 8th, 2024
  • Peacock first window: ~July 6th, 2024
  • Netflix first window: ~November 6th, 2024
  • Peacock second window: ~ September 6th, 2025

Netflix US will also stream Trolls Band Together and Migration from Illumination under the same deal later in 2024.

Will international Netflix regions stream Kung Fu Panda 4?

What about if you’re not from the United States? Sadly, we don’t have any official press release from Netflix in these regions, but we can look at DreamWorks movies currently on Netflix to judge which regions should get the movie in the coming years.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish currently streams on Netflix in the US under the deal outlined above and in addition, the following regions seem to be getting DreamWorks titles under a similar arrangement:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • South Korea

In those three cases, we suspect you’ll have Kung Fu Panda 4 by the end of 2024 alongside the US.

Most European territories, Canada and India, seem to receive DreamWorks titles around two years following their theatrical release – so that would place the movie releasing sometime in 2026.

Will you be checking out Kung Fu Panda 4 in theaters, or will you be waiting for it to be added to Netflix? Let us know in the comments.


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