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Kung Fu Panda (2008) Poster

(2008)

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Followed by 

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) (TV Short)

Spin-off 

Kung Fu Panda (2008) (Video Game)

References 

Circle of Iron (1978)
Another martial arts movie where the great secret is a mirror.
The Fearless Hyena (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
Dragon Ball Z (1989) (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.
The Lion King (1994)
The last scene of Oogway's death holds many visual references to Simba's encounter with Mufasa's spirit.
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.
The 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
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)
My Girlfriend Is an Agent (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.
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
Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap (2010) (Video)
Chewie says "skadoosh" like Kung Fu Panda
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
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!"
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.
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.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: How Mac Got Fat (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Shameless: Summer Loving (2012) (TV Episode)
Fiona refers to their new lodger as "Kung Fu Panda".
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.
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

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 31 May 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
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 Movie)
Nominee clips.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Grin and Bear It (2010) (TV Episode)
#1
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 Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.

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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