Kung Fu Panda (2008) Poster



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Followed by 

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) (TV Short)


Kung Fu Panda (2008) (Video Game)
Kung Fu Panda (2014) (TV Series)
spin off series


Circle of Iron (1978)
Another martial arts movie where the great secret is a mirror.
Xiao quan guai zhao (1979)
Kung Fu Panda features a scene very similar to one in Fearless Hyena, in which a "chopstick standoff" takes place, with the student trying to grab pieces of food from his master with only chopsticks
The Lion King (1994)
The last scene of Oogway's death holds many visual references to Simba's encounter with Mufasa's spirit.
Dragon Ball Z (1996) (TV Series)
The final battle between Tai Lung and Po deeply resembles the first battle between Goku and Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z. Tai Lung is defeated in the same fashion as Vegeta is against Goku.
T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger (1999) (Video Game)
Ping shares the same name as one of the panda monks and T'ai Fu was one of the insperations of Kung Fu Panda and made by the same company (DreamWorks).
Samurai Jack (2001) (TV Series)
The beginning (dream) sequence is a reference to "Samurai Jack". Both the drawing style (2D animation) and visual style, together with the part inside the Inn.
Nacho Libre (2006)
Jack Black's (As Luchador/Po) "gluteal flex" before engaging in hand-to-hand combat.
Hot Rod (2007)
Ian McShane (Frank in Hot Rod and Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda) is beaten by a multi-hit martial arts move to the chest in both movies

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Steve Carell/Usher (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ricky Gervais
Bum Reviews: Kung Fu Panda (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.11 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Roadside Romeo (2008)
Numerous characters bounce off of Charlie Anna's belly and Charlie Anna calls himself "Kung Fu Anna" during a fight with Romeo
Ursinho da Pesada (2008) (Video)
This film rips off Kung Fu Panda.
Nostalgia Critic: Twister (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic holds up a Blu-Ray copy of the film in one scene.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film when he presents presents the nominees for the poll "Best Video Game Based on a Movie"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says that Dreamworks Animation recently brought out Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Chilgeup gongmuwon (2009)
Poster in the video store
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.155 (2009) (TV Episode)
Main character is the subject of a $500 question
Madventures: Keskustan valtakunta (2009) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned during this episode.
The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Dancing with the Stars: Round Seven (2009) (TV Episode)
Bruno compares Mark's performance to the character
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Finals: Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Actors & Actresses"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $500 question; also, Meredith Vieira refers to the film while introducing the first contestant
Angels in New York: Episode #1.3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Seen on billboard.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.127 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Big Actors, Small Roles"
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ratatoing (2010) (TV Episode)
compares the original to the Brazilian knock off
Entourage: Tequila Sunrise (2010) (TV Episode)
There is a statue of the characters of the movie in Ari's conference room
Tosh.0: I Like Turtles Kid (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says this DreamWorks movie does not rely on pop culture references
That Fellow in the Coat: A Look Back at the Animated Features of 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced as preceding "Kung Fu Panda 2".
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Rise of the Eyebrow (2010) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Chick notes the raised eyebrows on posters
Conan: The Mistletoe Manifesto (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien introduces actor Jack Black and mentions this movie
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
A statue of Po seen displayed outside.
The Simpsons: Homer the Father (2011) (TV Episode)
"Panda Exhibit: Do Not Ask Panda to Do Kung Fu"
Southland: Cop or Not (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011) (TV Episode)
Chewie says "skadoosh" like Kung Fu Panda
Mad: Are You Karate Kidding Me?/The Fresh Prawn of Bel-Air (2011) (TV Episode)
Po and Shifu appear
Saturday Night Live: Helen Mirren/Foo Fighters (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by James Carville (Bill Hader) on Weekend Update
Mad: HOPS/Naru210 (2011) (TV Episode)
"I saw Kung Fu Panda 27 times!"
Chop Kick Panda (2011) (Video)
Mockbuster of Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
In the original movie, Po mentioned that Mantis is the same height in real life as his action figure; in this movie, he makes good use of this by substituting Mantis with one of his action figures.
Midnight Screenings: The Hangover, Part II/Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
The movie is discussed.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.19 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that "Kung Fu Panda 2" is a sequel to the film
Mad: TwiGH School Musical/Avenger Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Po appears in the beginning.
Estrenos Críticos: El episodio que va a contrarreloj (2011) (TV Episode)
commented and poster shown
AniMat's Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat briefly talks about the first film.
Mad: Kung Fu Blander/Destroy, Bob the Builder, Destroy (2011) (TV Episode)
Characters from this movie appear in the "Kung Fu Blander" skit.
Conan: The Day the Proofradar Quit (2011) (TV Episode)
Mention by Seth Rogen
Bum Reviews: Real Steel (2011) (TV Episode)
Bum says Transmorphers rips off this movie.
Hren' 2.0: Portativnaya SEGA (2011) (TV Episode)
A bootleg game based on the movie is seen.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: How Mac Got Fat (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Caught on Camera: Viral Videos: Fact or Fiction? (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Contessa.
Shameless: Summer Loving (2012) (TV Episode)
Fiona refers to their new lodger as "Kung Fu Panda".
One Hit Wonderland: Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown when discussing films containing "Kung Fu Fighting."
Kendra on Top: Homeward Rebound (2012) (TV Episode)
Hank says he told Little Hank he could watch the movie
Double Rainboom (2013) (Short)
Viper is one of Fluttershy's animal friends in a fantasy sequence.
Mad: POblivion/Umbrellamentary (2013) (TV Episode)
Characters from this movie appear in the "POblivion" skit.
AniMat's Reviews: Turbo (2013) (TV Episode)
A DreamWorks Animation film with a weird premise.
Storage Hunters: Dying to Know (2013) (TV Episode)
Papa Bear refers to himself as the Kung Fu Panda.
PawnZ (2013)
Mentioned by Pot Head while talking to Will in the cafe
Community: Introduction to Teaching (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Abed
Ground Floor: The Decision: Part Two (2014) (TV Episode)
Brody says all he knows about China is from "Kung Fu Panda".
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Tayrn Manning and Jane Lynch both mention this movie by name during the game I Love a Charade
On the Spot: Team CSC vs. Team R&R Connection (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hugh Grant/Charles Barkley/Kyle Kinane (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his opening monologue
American Dad!: Manhattan Magical Murder Mystery Tour (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jack Black/Carly Fiorina/Pedro Martinez (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Jack Black
Front Cover (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Yagavarayinum Naa Kakka (2015)
Shiva refers to Kishore as Kung Fu Panda.
I Hate Everything, the Search for the Worst: The Little Panda Fighter (2015) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions it. Also, DVD and poster are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
among PG rated movies that are "Practically G"
The Graham Norton Show: Sir Elton John/Jack Black/Ben Stiller/Penelope Cruz/Owen Wilson (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Jack Black; mentioned by Elton John
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tina Fey/John Stamos/Jay Pharoah/Patrick Carney (2016) (TV Episode)
Tina Fey tells Seth that due to his son's recent birth, he won't be seeing another movie until Kung Fu Panda 4
Wo de te gong ye ye (2016)
mentioned by a character
Saturday Night Live: Fred Armisen/Courtney Barnett (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update.
Bad Moms (2016)
Amy's daughter says her mother looks like this during the spa day
Gruen XL: Coffee (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dee Madigan in a discussion on the latest Nespresso commercial with Jack Black as an example of how Jack is part of pop culture in a soft kind of way.
Australian Survivor: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
While the Aganoa tribe try to build their shelter and gather firewood, Des says that he is going to "sit in the background like Kung Fu Panda and sneak up on them at the end".
Nostalgia Critic: Is Weird the New Brilliant? (2016) (TV Episode)
among movies that are smarter than they look
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
an incredible tame PG-rated movie
Kevin Can Wait: Choke Doubt (2017) (TV Episode)
The guys mention a quote as having come from Kung Fu Panda
The Grand Tour: Past v Future (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Richard.
Reel Failures: Tappy Toes, Chop Kick Panda, Puss in Boots: A Furry Tail (2017) (TV Episode)
"Chop Kick Panda" compared to Kung Fu Panda.
Power Rangers (2017)
Trini and Kimberly each fights for the last piece of muffins, by blocking and stealing the food. This mirrors the dumpling scene between Po and Master Sifu in Kung-Fu Panda.
Nostalgia Critic: Norm of the North (2017) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #4.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jakub Kohák.

Featured in 

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008) (Video)
Po's flashback of his first day features footage of the first movie.
Getaway: Episode #17.39 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a deal to celebrate its release on DVD in Australia.
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.16 (2008) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips are seen
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip briefly shown during introduction.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Number 4 in the top 10 DreamWorks Animation films.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Grin and Bear It (2010) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Dualing (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
The sequence with Po and the Soothsayer includes a montage of scenes from Po's past that features moments from the first Kung Fu Panda.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Briefly reviewed, clips shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown as a Runner Up
The Nostalgia Chick: The Worst Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
"You're a Kung Fu Panda, Harry."
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.
Shameful Sequels: Kung Fu Rabbit (2015) (TV Episode)
MikeJ talks about this movie
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Controversial Cartoons (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown during The DreamWorks/Annie Awards Scandal scene in Animat's honorable mention.
AniMat's Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) (TV Episode)
AniMat briefly talks about the Kung Fu Panda films. Clip shown.
Nostalgia Critic: How Right Are Trailers? (2016) (TV Episode)
trailer clip shown

Spoofed in 

Disaster Movie (2008)
Character who is depicted as Po
The Simpsons: Angry Dad: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
A "Kung Fu Koala" poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
The Simpsons: A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again (2012) (TV Episode)
A Jack Black caricature appears on the cover of the "Kung Fu Person" DVD.

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