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

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Crane (voice)
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Zeng (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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Po: This is a disaster. I'm going to disappoint everyone. My dad, the Furious Five, Shifu...
Wo Hop: And me. I'm not dead yet.
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A wonderful holiday special to a great franchise
29 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After Po was chosen to become the Dragon Warrior and defeated Tai Lung in the original KFP, he becomes appointed to host the Winter Feast at the Jade Palace for all 29 kung fu masters despite his needs to help his father Mr. Ping to prepare for the holidays. When he needed the Furious Five to help him prepare the annual at this time of year, he learns that spending time with a father is much more important than the annual feast and goes to his father which results in doing the right thing and the kung fu masters along with the Furious Five arrive for the holiday. Shifu goes there and is persuaded by Po to join him since he has a family.

Although, not as great as the original's plot, the plot in this holiday special wasn't that bad. The computer animation was beautiful with the same lovely visuals. The characters are once again likable and the voice acting was as perfect as the original's. Even the music from Hans Zimmer and John Powell (accompanied by Henry Jackman) was pretty good.

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special would always be recommended to fans of the franchise as one of Dreamworks' wonderful holiday specials.

Rating: 9/10


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