"I thought it was the stupidest title I'd ever heard. Kung Fu Panda? It's the only franchise that I think I've ever been in. I want it to keep on going until I die...!" Actor Dustin Hoffman confesses he wasn't a fan of the animated film's title when he was first offered the role of Master Shifu, which he only recently learned was a red panda and not a racoon, as he had always assumed. He has reprised the role from the original 2008 film in Kung Fu Panda 2 and the new sequel, which hits U.S. movie theatres on Friday (29Jan16).