Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated wuxia action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.It was directed by John Stevenson (in his feature directorial debut) and Mark Osborne, and stars the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Dan Fogler ...
- CBR· 1 week ago
Many of the climactic fight scenes and animal characters in Kung Fu Panda are well done, and you can contribute to concept art.
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Everyone’s favourite television panda is finally returning with Kung Fu Panda 4 movie. Although the film was all set for a 2020 release, it has now been
- Looper· 7 days ago
In many ways, Kung Fu Panda is a film that's easy to dismiss. It's an animated film by Dreamworks, a studio with a reputation of not having much to offer to adult audiences, especially compared to other animation studios like Disney and Pixar.
- CBR· 1 week ago
Jun 06, 2008 · Directed by Mark Osborne, John Stevenson. With Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman. The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance.
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Jul 07, 2019 · Po is now the Kung Fu teacher to a group of rambunctious kids from Panda Village, who have been imbued with a mysterious and powerful chi energy. Together they embark on amazing adventures, battle ferocious villains, and become legends!
Kung Fu Panda - Fight for the Dragon Scroll: Po (Jack Black) takes on the incredibly powerful Tai Lung (Ian McShane) in order to save his village. BUY THE MO...
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In an alternate China (populated entirely by anthropomorphic animals), a panda named Po awoke from a dream in which he had been heroically fighting alongside the Furious Five—Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper, and Crane—a quintet of warriors trained in kung fu whom Po had idolized since childhood. In reality, Po was the son of a goose named Mr. Ping and worked in the family noodle shop. Though clumsy and portly, he was a kung fu fanatic who dearly hoped to become a kung fu warrior himself. Howev...
1. Jack Black as Po, a giant panda and the film's protagonist 2. Dustin Hoffman as Shifu, a red panda and the film's deuteragonist 3. Ian McShane as Tai Lung, a snow leopard and the film's antagonist 4. Angelina Jolie as Tigress, the leader of the Furious Five 5. Jackie Chan as Monkey, a member of the Furious Five 6. David Cross as Crane, a member of the Furious Five 7. Seth Rogen as Mantis, a member of the Furious Five 8. Lucy Liu as Viper, a member of the Furious Five 9. Randall Duk Kim as...
The concept of a \\"kung fu panda\\" has actually been around since at least 1993; however, work on the film did not begin until 2004. The idea for the film was conceived by Michael Lachance, a DreamWorks Animation executive. The film was originally intended to be a parody, but co-director John Stevenson decided to instead shoot an action comedy Wuxia film that incorporates the \\"hero's journey\\" narrative archetype for the lead character.Publicized work on the film began before October 2004. In Se...
The film held its worldwide premiere at the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2008, where it received massive and sustained applause at the end of the film's screening. Kung Fu Panda later had national premieres in the United States on June 1st, 2008 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, and on June 26, 2008 at Leicester Square in London for the United Kingdom.
Since its release, Kung Fu Panda has received positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 88% of 163 critics gave the film positive reviews. The film has an approval rating of 76% from a select group of critics and an approval rating of 83% from users of the site. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 73 out of 100, based on 33 reviews.Richard Corliss of Time Magazine gave the film a positive review, stating the picture \\"provides a master course in cunning visu...
As with most of DreamWorks' animated films, composer Hans Zimmer scored the film. Zimmer visited China in order to absorb the culture and got to know the Chinese National Symphony as part of his preparation; in addition, Timbaland also contributed to the soundtrack. The soundtrack also includes a partially rewritten version of the classic Carl Douglas song, \\"Kung Fu Fighting\\", performed by Cee-Lo Green and Jack Black for the end credits. Furthermore, in some versions, the ending credit was su...
A sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2, was released on May 26, 2011, to good reviews (Rotten Tomatoes rating of 83%). It was released in 3-D and was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (who directed the 2-D opening sequence of the first film) with the original cast returning. The story features a new villain with a mysterious weapon so powerful it threatens the very existence of Kung Fu, and Po must additionally confront his past.A second sequel, Kung Fu Panda 3, has been announced as a co-production between...
A video game adaptation of the film was developed and published by Activision on June 3, 2008. The game follows the same basic plot as the film, but with Tai Lung portrayed as the leader of various gangs that surround the Valley of Peace, which Po, who possesses some basic martial art skills which can be upgraded as the game progresses, must defeat. The game was released on Microsoft Windows, as well as multiple consoles. However the Windows version has been discontinued.The game received mos...
A television series has been developed in cooperation with Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation titled Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. The show premiered worldwide on November 7, 2011, and ended on June 29 2016
A manga based on the film has been released in Japan in Kerokero Ace magazine's September 2008 issue. It is written by Hanten Okuma and illustrated by Takafumi Adachi.
1. Many of the animals in the film's cast are members of presently endangered species in China. This includes the giant panda (Po), red panda (Shifu), tiger (Tigress), golden snub-nosed monkey (Monkey), snow leopard (Tai Lung), and rhinoceros (Vachir). 2. The moment in the film where Po straps fireworks to a chair to see the tournament resembles a real Chinese legend about a minor official in the Ming dynasty, who did the same thing trying to fly to the moon. 3. According to director John St...
1. Kung Fu Panda on the official Kung Fu Panda website 2. Kung Fu Panda on Facebook 3. Kung Fu Panda at the Internet Movie Database 4. Kung Fu Panda at Box Office Mojo 5. Kung Fu Panda at Rotten Tomatoes 6. Kung Fu Panda at Metacritic 7. Kung Fu Panda production notes on CinemaReview.com
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Kung Fu Panda was a wonderful coming of age story with an ensemble cast that was enjoyable for both children and adults alike featuring amazing Kung Fu action! The story focuses upon self-realization.
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Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness is an animated television series based on the Kung Fu Panda film series, set between the first two films. The show was originally intended to first air in 2010, but it was delayed and officially premiered on Nickelodeon on November 7, 2011.
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Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny follows the adventures of four energetic panda kids: Nu Hai, Bao, Jing, and Fan Tong.When the friends stumble upon a mystical cave beneath Panda Village, they have no idea they're about to absorb the chi, or energy, of ancient kung fu warriors known as the Four Constellations.
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Po was born in a remote farming village populated entirely by pandas. There he grew up happily with his biological father Li Shan and his mother, until one day the village was invaded by an evil, power-hungry peacock named Shen, who sought to avert a prophecy by eliminating any threat to his rule.As his wolf followers slaughtered the pandas and destroyed the village, Po's mother fled with her son, while Li stayed behind to try and fight them off. As the wolves quickly started to close in on h...
Po is usually easygoing, playful, and cocky like a big kid, as well as rather \\"fanboyish\\" when expressing his love for kung fu. In the first film, he is seen as a huge kung fu fan, owning posters and action figures of his favorite warriors, but is himself clumsy, portly, and having low self-confidence, only dreaming he could be a great warrior while feeling stuck in his unfulfilling life at his father's noodle shop. But when given the chance, he is all too eager to learn kung fu the hard way,...
Po often uses an improvised style when he fights and is a master (and the creator) of Panda Style. In his battle with Tai Lung in the first film, Po's bulky physique made him naturally immune to Tai Lung's nerve attacks (which were blunted so much that to Po it felt like he was being intensely tickled), and his portliness making him incredibly resistant to severe physical hits, allowing Po to take Tai Lung's strength and use it against him. Additionally in the second film, Po took a near-dire...
Po initially had no memories of his mother. When his memories started to resurface, he could only remember her leaving him and he began to think she and his father abandoned him, even having a dream where they replaced him with a radish that knows kung fu. However, with some encouragement from the Soothsayer, he remembered she in fact sacrificed herself in order to save him from Lord Shen and his army and realized how loving and caring she truly was.When Po went with his father to his hut, Li...
Po wears nothing from the top, but does wear burlap pants that consist of patches stitched in, with a variety of different colors and hues. He also wears a red and yellow striped portion of his pants above, and wears gauze wraps around his ankles, and shoes that look like panda toes, and panda paws on the bottom. In Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Po's casual winter clothes consisted of a red snow hat with yellow-dotted black stripes and a yellow scarf. At the Jade Palace's formal Winter Feast dinner,...
1. Po's full name, Po Ping (simplified Chinese: 宝平?; traditional Chinese: 寶平?; pinyin: \\"bǎo píng\\"), translates to \\"precious peace\\" in Chinese. 2. Po has a special \\"fighting fist\\" control that he only uses when he's engaging in kung fu. 3. When the real Po is first seen in Kung Fu Panda, he is shown upside down. This was meant as a visual motif, as Po is also shown upside down in the final scene of the film. 4. According to Jack Black, Po is technically the \\"leader\\" of the Furious Five, but n...
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Approximately five hundred years prior to the events of Kung Fu Panda 3, Kai was a warrior alongside Oogway, with whom he grew a brotherly bond with. They were good friends and together they fought side by side, leading a great army into battle.One day, during an ambush, Oogway was badly wounded and Kai carried him for days, searching for help. They then happened upon a secret village of pandas, who used their knowledge of chi to heal Oogway. Fascinated by the power, Oogway was taught by the...
During his time as a mortal, Kai was fiercely devoted to fighting alongside and protecting Oogway, whom he loved like a brother. Kai was willing to risk his own life in order to keep Oogway safe; after the tortoise was injured in an ambush, Kai carried him for days across hostile terrain in a desperate attempt to find help. However, their relationship was broken beyond repair after stumbling upon the panda village and discovering the power of chi. Unlike Oogway, Kai became interested in steal...
Kai was an extremely powerful warrior and easily one of the strongest warriors known to have walked China. Even in his youth, Kai's skills as a warrior had earned him the title of warlord and he was able to fight against Oogway, who was considered the most powerful kung fu master in history until Po became the Dragon Warrior, in a battle so intense that it \\"shook the earth.\\" Five hundred years later, Kai had become even more powerful, as he was able to make short work of all the kung fu maste...
In life, Kai wore a green cloak, thick brown armor studded with dull metal spikes, puttees, and a belt. While in the Spirit Realm, Kai's armor, whether taken off through his own choice or lost over time, was gone, and in its place, the former general wore a green belt, bracers, a shredded leather loincloth, puttees, a studded helmet, and while in the Mortal Realm, he wore a jade pendant of Oogway's captured chi around his neck.
1. In Chinese, the name Kai most often translates to \\"victory\\" (traditional Chinese: 凱?; simplified Chinese: 凯; pinyin: kǎi) or \\"open\\" (traditional Chinese: 開; simplified Chinese: 开; pinyin: kāi). 2. Kai's former character name was Tian Sha, which is his name in the Chinese version of Kung Fu Panda 3 (traditional and simplified Chinese: 天煞; pinyin: tiānshā). The name means \\"ferocious (spirit) from heaven,\\" and the characters separately mean \\"heaven\\" and \\"evil spirit\\" respectively. 3. Kai not...