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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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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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Susan Fitzer ...
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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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The colors for the outside lanterns in the town square are the same for the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, held in Harbin, in the Heilongjiang province of China. See more »

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Shifu: Po, wait. What goes on inside your head I do not always understand. But what goes on in your heart will never let us down.
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WinterFest
17 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kung Fu Panda Holiday was a television special and later a DVD special release.

It is a short cartoon with a positive message of listening to your heart might help you make the right decision.

The Winter festival is approaching. As always Po wants to celebrate it with his father by cooking a meal together.

Master Shifu tells Po it is his duty to host the annual winter feast as a Dragon Warrior and for all the other masters and it is a ritualised affair.

Po gets help from the Furious Five to prepare for the feast but Po realises that he should be with his father for the holidays.

As a Dreamworks short this is passable and the kids would enjoy this. I found the animation average and certainly would not past muster for cinema release. The plot is rather syrupy and moralising when it needed to be spiky.


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