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Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

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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Shifu (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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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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24 November 2010 (USA)  »

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Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special  »

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Children in the square in the outdoors night scene are making a giant snow panda. See more »

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Po: I got that, dad.
Mr. Ping: Po? Oh, you came! Oh, Po, I'm... I'm sorry I made you feel so guilty.
Po: Ah, don't be. That's what the holiday's all about. Now, don't we have some cooking to do?
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Followed by Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) See more »

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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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