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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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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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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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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 2 (2011) See more »

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The Temple
Written and Performed by Emir Isilay
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Beautifully animated with endearing characters and great voice work, if predictable
10 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the first Kung Fu Panda films, and while not as good it still had much to like about it. The story while having some nice heart-warming moments is rather predictable and isn't very surprising, and while the dialogue and jokes certainly aren't bad I personally found most of them only amusing in alternative to laugh-out-loud hilarious(like Merry Madagascar, Shrek the Halls and especially Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper). However the animation is simply spectacular with the colours so rich and the characters moving easily. The music is rousing, the characters are endearing especially Shifu though you do empathise with Po and the voice work from Jack Black, Dustin Hoffmann and Angelina Jolie is great. Overall, good holiday special, predictable and not always very funny but beautiful to watch. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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