Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations.

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Po (voice)
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Tigress (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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Wo Hop (voice)
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Zeng (voice)
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Monkey (voice)
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Master Rhino (voice)
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Boar (voice)
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The Winter Festival is coming and Po is asked to host the great exclusive formal banquet for all the Masters of Kung Fu. However, the occasion is on the same night as his father's restaurant's own party and Mr. Ping, upset at his son's absence, will not cancel it to cook for the masters at Po's request. Burdened by his father's imposed guilt about his conflicting responsibilities, Po finds all the preparations a dispiriting struggle. However, the solution comes from where he least expects it even as the panda must decide who truly needs him more on the big night. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Wo Hop is from the Heilongjiang province. Heilongjiang means "Black Dragon River." It is a border province that historically has had many attacks from raiders and contains part of the Great Wall of China, both of which are shown in Wo Hop's fantasies. See more »

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Shifu: Beautiful. Elegant. Perfect. You made me proud. All 29 kung fu schools and their masters. Excellent. Excellent.
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Followed by Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011) See more »

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The Temple
Written and Performed by Emir Isilay
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Good Enough for Theaters
20 April 2012 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

I love, love, love this. The Kung Fu Panda holiday special is the only really good holiday special I've ever seen. I thought that it was extremely funny and extremely heart-warming. As always, great plot, great moral, great characters. Another perk was the rabbit chef who kept trying to fight Po to the death in order to reclaim his honor. I can't help but feel that without that rabbit the story would have sagged a bit. It's a truly beautiful short about how Po needs to choose between spending the Winter holiday with his Dad, and whether or not to fulfill his duties as the Dragon Warrior. Really touching. It may not be perfect, but it is nonetheless spectacular.


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