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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)
Jonathan Groff ...
Master Rhino (voice)
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Boar (voice)
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Dream Bunny / Panicked Pig (voice)
Susan Fitzer ...
Shop Owner / Baby Bunny / Host Goose (voice)
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Goose Attendant / Pig Tailor (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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Trivia

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

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Po: Bunny! Finally, a real chef! Look, sorry I banished you and shamed your village for all eternity, but if you could help me chop carrots, it would really...
Wo Hop: I'm not here to chop carrots. I'm here to fight.
Po: What?
Wo Hop: The only way to restore honor to me and my village is to fight the Dragon Warrior. Surely I will perish, but that is the fate I must accept.
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Followed by Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) See more »

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The Temple
Written and Performed by Emir Isilay
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Awful, just awful
26 July 2014 | by (Pasadena, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

Holiday specials are very much hit or miss. Merry Madagascar is remarkably good, the Ice Age special is OK. But this is horrible, but no redeeming features.

The story is precisely the sort of crap you expect in the worst such specials --- Po learns a valuable lesson about the importance of family, blah blah --- with absolutely none of the surprise, subversion, or humor that one finds in the better such specials.

The animation is likewise derivative, generic, with none of the originality of the movie.

Saddest of all was the attempt to pretend that what we are watching is Christmas (as understood by East Coast America --- no snow in LA!) without ever actually saying the word; instead we get vague references to the "Winter Feast".


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