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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance: However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a tyro in martial arts.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Po (voice)
Shifu (voice)
Tigress (voice)
Tai Lung (voice)
Monkey (voice)
Mantis (voice)
Viper (voice)
Crane (voice)
Oogway (voice)
Mr. Ping (voice)
Zeng (voice)
Gang Boss (voice)
KG Shaw (voice)
JR Shaw (voice)


It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He's not a big fat panda... he's THE big fat panda! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of martial arts action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,239,130, 8 June 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$215,434,591, 9 October 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The individual fighting styles of the Furious Five members (Crane, Mantis, Tiger, Monkey, and Viper) are actual Kung Fu styles modeled after the particular animals. Po's fighting style is modeled after bear-style Kung Fu. See more »


Tai Lung, a snow leopard, is at times heard emitting a tiger-like roar - a sound snow leopards are unable to make due to their lack of a larynx. Since this is a fantasy where snow leopards and other animals talk, wear clothing, and have other anthropomorphic abilities, this is unremarkable. See more »


[first lines]
Po: Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits are carried out in stylized 2D animation, meant to resemble Chinese shadow puppetry. See more »


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Masterami Kung-Fu
Lyrics by Ilya Lagutenko
Performed by Ilya Lagutenko
[In Russian release, instead of "Kung Fu Fighting"]
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User Reviews

A True Warrior Never Quits
18 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

In China, the big, fat and clumsy Panda Po is a great fan of martial arts and worships The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey – and their Master Shifu. He works in the restaurant of his father specialized in noodles, but he dreams on being a kung fu hero. When Master Oogway summons the population to announce who would be The Dragon Warrior, he surprisingly points out to the slacker Po, frustrating the expectations of Master Shifu and Tigress. Po joins the academy of Master Shifu that does not believe that Po might be The Dragon Warrior. Meanwhile the evil Tai Lung breaks out the high-security prison where he has been arrested for twenty years and heads to the temple of Oogway, expecting to get the Dragon Scroll and becomes more powerful. The Furious Five tries to intercept Tai Lung, but they are defeated. Now the only chance to stop Tai Lung is the glutton Po.

"Kung Fu Panda" is a very funny and entertaining animation, with the delightful story of a clumsy Panda that dreams on being a hero. The computer-animated heroes and villain are hilarious, supported by the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angeline Jolie and other magnificent actors and actresses. Po is tailored for Jack Black and I can not imagine this character without his voice. Dustin Hoffman also makes the difference with the voice of the wise Master Shifu. I just regret that I did not pay much attention to this animation before and only now I have watched it. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Kung Fu Panda"

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