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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  26 May 2011 (USA)
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Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.


(as Jennifer Yuh Nelson)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Po (voice)
Tigress (voice)
Shifu (voice)
Shen (voice)
Monkey (voice)
Mantis (voice)
Viper (voice)
Crane (voice)
Mr. Ping (voice)
Soothsayer (voice)
Wolf Boss (voice)
Master Ox (voice)
Master Croc (voice)
Master Rhino (voice)
Gorilla Guard 1 (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)


In the Valley of Peace, Po Ping is revelling in his fulfilled dreams as he serves as the fabled Dragon Warrior protecting his home with his heroes now his closest friends. However, Po and company learn that the murderous Lord Shen of Gongman City is threatening the land with a fearsome new weapon that could mean the end of kung fu. They attempt to stop him, but the panda is burdened with crippling memory flashbacks linked to this villain. Now with China in the balance, Po must learn about his past and find true inner peace against all opposition. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Prepare for the return of awesomeness. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom  »

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,656,302 (USA) (27 May 2011)


$165,230,261 (USA) (23 September 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the director Jennifer Yuh, Shen proved to be a great challenge to animate, so much that the complexity of the character was like that of doing six characters all at once. See more »


(at around 24 mins) Tigress tells Po that she used to train with ironwood trees. There are no ironwood trees in China. See more »


Mr. Ping: So, how did it go? Did you save China?
Po: Yep.
Mr. Ping: Well, I knew you would! That's why I had these signs made! "My son saved China - you too can save! Buy one dumpling, get one free!"
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits feature in Chinese shadow-puppetry how baby Po undertook the journey from the point his mother hid him, to the exterior of Mr Ping's restaurant. See more »


Referenced in Oh La La Pauline! (2015) See more »


Tricked Pickpocket
(from the motion picture Bulletproof Monk (2003))
Written and Performed by Eric Serra
Used by permission of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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User Reviews

Too Awesome
26 May 2011 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

My biggest fear about sequels is it's gonna end up pretty bad and ruin the first one. But I remember, Dreamworks already understand how to make a true good animated movie so I don't have to worry. Now the sequel just got more awesome. Non-stop action and non-stop laughs. The heart is also there. "Kung Fu Panda 2" is just as good as the first one.

The trailer makes us dubious but this is Dreamworks. Anyways, "Kung Fu Panda 2" is a great continuation of the series. The story still has a heart and some scenes can almost move you to tears. The movie has bigger and more Kung Fu action & yes, the action never stops. It's all kick butt action.

I like it how they improved the editing. Remember Megamind, It feels like you were flying in every flying sequences. They did the same thing in "Kung Fu Panda 2". Fast Moving Action that it's fun to see it even if it's in 2D. I don't really bash 3D though. The jokes are obviously everywhere. Even in serious scenes it suddenly has humor.

The new comers from the cast did a great job. Gary Oldman is definitely good at being a villain in movies even if it's animated. Michelle Yeoh made her character likable. Jean-Claude Van Damme is awesome even though his scenes were few. This movie still has the same style from the first movie. Magnificent flash animation in the intro, flashbacks, and the dream sequence. Nice music score. And a lot more.

I just said this movie is as good as the first movie but if I had to pick which Kung Fu Panda movie is better then it would be the first one. It's more heartwarming but Kung Fu Panda 2 is already good enough as a sequel because it's bigger and too awesome. Unfortunately, It's too awesome it moderates the depth a little bit but it's entertaining at its best. To be honest, this could be the best movie of the summer so far.

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