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Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Po (voice)
Dustin Hoffman ... Shifu (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Tigress (voice)
Seth Rogen ... Mantis (voice)
Lucy Liu ... Viper (voice)
David Cross ... Crane (voice)
James Hong ... Mr. Ping (voice)
Jack McBrayer ... Wo Hop (voice)
Dan Fogler ... Zeng (voice)
Jackie Chan ... Monkey (voice)
Jonathan Groff Jonathan Groff ... Master Rhino (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Boar (voice)
Tom Owens ... Dream Bunny / Panicked Pig (voice)
Susan Fitzer Susan Fitzer ... Shop Owner / Baby Bunny / Host Goose (voice)
Mick Wingert ... Goose Attendant / Pig Tailor (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special See more »

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Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Mr. Ping: Think of all those lonely people who don't have anyone to spend the holiday with. There's always room for one more at Mister Ping's
Po: Look, dad, I understand how you care for the lonely people...
Mr. Ping: And lonely people pay extra.
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The DVD version of the film has an extended credits sequence with production art. See more »

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WinterFest
17 December 2015 | by Prismark10See 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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