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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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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.
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Cast

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

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)

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china | tigress | peacock | panda | kung fu | See All (46) »

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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

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$165,230,261 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though it's a fully 3D CGI animated film some 2D animation is featured, from the films opening, the flashback scenes Po has, and even just some of the ways a scene is filmed. The perspective of the characters coupled with the dynamic or balanced color "flattens" the 3D animation to form a hybrid between 3D and 2D, also a few shots such as the panning shot over the cities draws from both the way cities where portrayed in older epic films by using miniatures and models and how the early 2D Dreamworks films used CGI rendered cities and effects blended to resemble the 2D animation. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[as Po, the Furious Five and the Masters fight their way through Shen's wolves]
Shen: Why aren't we firing?
Wolf Boss: They're taking out our gunners, sir! They're getting close!
Shen: Fire, fire at them!
Wolf Boss: But, sir, we'll kill our own!
Shen: [screaming] I said fire at them! FIRE!
Wolf Boss: [drops his torch] ... No.
[Shen kills the Wolf Boss with his daggers, then jumps onto the cannon and lights the fuse himself]
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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 »


Soundtracks

Iridescent
Written by Chester Bennington
Performed by Linkin Park
Produced by Hans Zimmer, Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda, Randy Spendlove and Diarmuid Quinn
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Worth the wait!
26 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the first Kung Fu Panda movie. It had everything: amazing story, great characters, not to mention great humor. In fact, I consider it to be the best DreamWorks movie since Shrek. Considering DreamWorks' almost flawless track record with sequels, I couldn't wait to see Kung Fu Panda 2.

I went to see the midnight premiere, and boy was I not disappointed! Everything about this film blew me away. Just like Shrek 2, this was everything a sequel should be. This was a well-written, excellent continuation of the series. It had everything the first film had and more. One of the things I really liked was seeing Po and Tigress become close friends, whereas in the first film she couldn't stand to be around him. With that said, her character was nicely developed; I would have liked to see more of that in the rest of the Five.

Overall, this film was excellent. I can't wait to see it again; I hear there may be plans for a third movie. As long as they keep doing what works in their films, and don't do what they did for Shrek the Third, I'm sure DreamWorks will not disappoint me. 10/10


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