Kung Fu Ryan is a 2012 live-action/computer-animated film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, produced by Bonnie Arnold and written by Tab Murphy and Jonathan Roberts.

The film features the voices of Jack Black, Jeremy Irons, John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Idris Elba and Liam Neeson. Other voices in the film including Jesse Eisenberg, Pamela Adlon, Dwayne Johnson, Saoirse Ronan, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson, Tamsin Egerton, Dan Fogler, Jess Harnell and Alan Rickman.

It was distributed by Warner Bros Pictures, Alcon Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures.



  • Jack Black as Ryan Burke, A Panda.
  • John Hurt as Claudandus, a wise old cat.
  • Helen Mirren as Sabor
  • Liam Neeson as
  • Idris Elba as Jaguar, the main antagonist who is Claudandus’ former friend, Scar’s former student and Mufasa’s rival.
  • Dwayne Johnson as Allias Salmon, a good friend of Ryan Burke.
  • Seth Rogen as Morton, a tiny little blue mouse.
  • Pamela Adlon as Spinelli, a Italian-American tomboyish girl who is friends with TJ Detweiler.
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Blu, a male blue Spix macaw.
  • James Earl Jones as Mufasa, a lion.
  • Rowan Atkinson as Zazu, a hornbill who is Mufasa’s major-domo.
  • Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski
  • Alan Rickman as Joe, a fish.
  • Wayne Knight as Gang Boss
  • Saoirse Ronan as Talia, Ryan’s female best friend and love interest. She likes him due to his good nature. She is feisty, tomboyish, and beautiful girl who hangs out with Ryan.
  • Tamsin Egerton as Lara
  • Jeff Bennett as Customer


  • Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson appear in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).
  • Final film of John Hurt before his death in 2017.
  • Alan Rickman and Liam Neeson appear in Michael Collins (1995).
  • James Earl Jones and Liam Neeson appear in Star Wars franchise.
  • James Earl Jones and Seth Rogen appear in the live action 2019 reboot of The Lion King.
  • Helen Mirren and Dwayne Johnson appear in Fast and Furious 8.
  • Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson appear in Excalibur.
  • John Hurt and Liam Neeson appear in Rob Roy.
  • Jaguar’s voice sounds like Raccoon, Bad Cop, Aslan and Phango.
  • Cast members from the film including Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Seth Rogen, and Saoirse Ronan appear in the Graham Norton Show.
  • During filming, Actors confessed that they share scenes together, unlike other films.
  • Alan Rickman (Joe) and John Hurt (Claudandus) were in the Harry Potter franchise.
  • Most of the films cast members who appear in The Late Late Show with James Corden; including Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Seth Rogen, and Saoirse Ronan.
  • The film shares similarities to Kung Fu Panda and The Lion King.
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