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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.

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Raman Hui

Writers:

Paul McEvoy (screenplay), Todd Berger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Po (voice)
Dustin Hoffman ... Shifu (voice)
Will Shadley ... Nerdy Bunny (voice)
Eamon Pirruccello Eamon Pirruccello ... Impatient Bunny (voice)
Grace Rolek ... Shy Bunny (voice)
Max Koch ... Young Mantis (voice)
Tom Owens ... Ladybug (voice)
Carol Kane ... Sheep (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Gorilla / Crocodile (voice)
Stephen Kearin ... Crocodile #2 (voice)
James Sie ... Viper Dad / Pig (voice)
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Viper Mom (voice)
Jessica DiCicco ... Young Viper (voice) (as Jessica Di Cicco)
Stephanie Lemelin ... Mei Ling (voice)
David Cross ... Crane (voice)
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Storyline

With Po's status as the Dragon Warrior proven to all, Master Shifu has a new challenge for him; teaching Introduction to Kung Fu class to a bunch of a rambunctious bunny children. After getting the class to come to order, Po teaches them that fighting is only part of kung fu, while its true meaning is "Excellence of Self." To explain this philosophy, Po tells stories of each of his comrades, The Furious Five, and how they faced formative challenges in their youth that helped define them as true masters of kung fu. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Po's All-New Adventure!


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der furiosen Fünf See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Po and Shifu are running up to the doors of the palace, Po's names some animals that he thinks they are about to fight. All of the animals he names are bad guys in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). See more »

Goofs

Most of the animals depicted are native to China, however there is also a tribe of gorillas which are native only to Africa. See more »

Quotes

Shifu: Tigress? I am Shifu. I am...
Young Tigress: Afraid?
Shifu: No.
Young Tigress: Well you should be! I am Tigress. Tigress the monster. A monster no one wants.
Shifu: You are not a monster. You're just a little girl.
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Followed by Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) See more »

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Furious Five Virtues
1 January 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This is an animation short that ties in with the first Kung Fu Panda films with Po the panda ropes in by Shifu to teach the philosophy of Kung Fu to a group of young bunnies at a martial arts school. However it is not the crash bang wallop of Kung Fu that Po teaches but the positive traits that each of the Furious Five developed.

So you have flashbacks of the Furious Five and how they developed their skills and the virtues they developed. It avoids preachiness and younger viewers would be highly entertained.

The animation is very good and up to feature film standard and they have attracted an all star cast for the voices.


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