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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 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 (

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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  »

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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Production Co:

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| | (Dolby Surround 7.1)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


After the original Kung Fu Panda was released in June 2008, DreamWorks Animation planned a second film with the subtitle Pandamoneum, which was changed by 2010 to The Kaboom of Doom before simply being retitled to Kung Fu Panda 2. See more »


In Kung Fu Panda, Oogway's staff (later given to Shifu) was broken by Tai Lung. In Kung Fu Panda 2 it appears to be intact, but closer examination shows it's repaired with tape. 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 DreamWorks Animation logo is in Chinese shadow-puppetry and has Master Oogway, Shifu's teacher from Kung Fu Panda (2008), fishing in the moon. See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: The Adventures of Tintin (2012) 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

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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