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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.

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Po (voice)
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Shifu (voice)
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Nerdy Bunny (voice)
Eamon Pirruccello ...
Impatient Bunny (voice)
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Shy Bunny (voice)
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Young Mantis (voice)
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Ladybug (voice)
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Sheep (voice)
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Gorilla / Crocodile (voice)
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Crocodile #2 (voice)
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Viper Dad / Pig (voice)
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Viper Mom (voice)
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Young Viper (voice) (as Jessica Di Cicco)
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Mei Ling (voice)
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Crane (voice)
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With Po's status as the Dragon Warrior proven to all, Master Shifu has a new challenge for him; teaching Introduction to Kung Fu class to a bunch of a rambunctious bunny children. After getting the class to come to order, Po teaches them that fighting is only part of kung fu, while its true meaning is "Excellence of Self." To explain this philosophy, Po tells stories of each of his comrades, The Furious Five, and how they faced formative challenges in their youth that helped define them as true masters of kung fu. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Po's All-New Adventure!


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Das Geheimnis der furiosen Fünf  »

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Trivia

Jaycee Chan, who voices the young Monkey, is in real life the son of Jackie Chan, who voices Master Monkey in Kung Fu Panda (2008); and James Sie, the voice of Viper's father, is best known in the role of Jackie Chan in the animated series Jackie Chan Adventures (2000). See more »

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Most of the animals depicted are native to China, however there is also a tribe of gorillas which are native only to Africa. See more »

Quotes

Shifu: Tigress? I am Shifu. I am...
Young Tigress: Afraid?
Shifu: No.
Young Tigress: Well you should be! I am Tigress. Tigress the monster. A monster no one wants.
Shifu: You are not a monster. You're just a little girl.
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Lost potential
31 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After being pleasantly surprised with Kung Fu Panda, I decided to check out this direct-to-video feature packaged with the DVD release. Now, if you look at this as direct-to-video, it's not bad. They certainly come much, MUCH worse. But if you're expecting something as satisfying as the source film, you will be let down. You'll also be let down if you expect all the originals actors to be present. This is something that would be right at home on Saturday morning television. There are a few CG scenes here, but the feature mainly uses the stylized 2d technique seen at the beginning of Kung Fu Panda. Nothing's wrong with that. What really sinks this for me is the poor story. Everything about this feature "dumbs down" the plot of its source material reducing the origins of these important characters to simple morality tales. It takes the easy road on these potentially deep characters and ends up being a bit of a letdown.


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