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The Little Panda Fighter (2008)

Ursinho da Pesada (original title)
A giant panda sets his heart on becoming a professional dancer.


Michelle Gabriel


Ale McHaddo (script), Cristiano Valente (script)




Credited cast:
Raul Schlosser Raul Schlosser ... Pancada (voice)
Sidney Ross Sidney Ross ... Polaris / Catotinha (voice)
Claudia Victoria Claudia Victoria ... Beth / Waitress (voice)
Charlie Mambertt Charlie Mambertt ... Master Xin / Judge #2 (voice) (as Charlie Mambert)
Eli Moreno Eli Moreno ... Narrator (voice)
Claudio Satrio Claudio Satrio ... Freak Teddy / Judge #3 (voice)
Wallace Costa Wallace Costa ... Bear on Cell Phone / Judge #1 / Carinhuso (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Blaustein ... Grizzlepuss (voice)
J. David Brimmer ... Polaris (voice) (as David Brimmer)
Darren Dunstan Darren Dunstan ... Announcer / Judge #1 / Judge #2 (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Sweet Bear (voice)
Dan Green ... Pancada / Freak Teddy (voice)
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ... Judge #2 / Waitress (voice)
Mike Pollock ... Master Xin (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... Beth (voice) (as Bella Hudson)


A giant panda named Pancada works at a boxing club. He has dreams of one day becoming a professional dancer, and is in love with a waitress named Beth. His boss, a polar bear named Polaris, is scheduled to fight a large bear named Freak Teddy. Pancada visits his dancing instructor, Master Xin, who teaches him about loyalty. The following day, Polaris has found a black costume, and tells Pancada to wash it for him. The costume shrinks in the wash, resulting in Polaris having the appearance of a panda bear. As Polaris begins the fight with Freak Teddy, Pancada goes to a dance competition, wherein he ends up winning. Polaris wins the match against Freak Teddy, and because of his panda-like appearance, the club's patrons mistakenly congratulate Pancada for being a powerful fighter. Pancada, having won the dance competition, erroneously believes that he is being congratulated for his dancing skills. Before Polaris leaves for a vacation, Pancada himself enters the ring to fight Freak Teddy ...

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Did You Know?


This film was released around the same time as Kung Fu Panda (2008), in order to increase sales. See more »


In a scene in which Pancada is meditating with Master Xin, he informs him that he will be competing in a boxing match against Freak Teddy, Xin gives this advice to Pancada, "If you fight like you dance, you can never go wrong". The problem with his advice is that earlier in the film when Pancada auditioned in front of a group of judges in an attempt to persuade them to induct him into their dance academy, he failed to impress them enough and so they turned him down. Xin's advice is incredibly poor, fundamentally incorrect and it just doesn't make any sense. See more »


Polaris: Ain't that a kick in the head?
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Referenced in Cartoon Corner: The Prodigy Review (2010) See more »

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11 October 2018 | by briceharlanSee all my reviews

Hello there, Fightthony Beartano here. Wow. Second best anime to ever exist, right behind Cory is the House. Love it. I'm feeling a decent to strong 10.

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Release Date:

13 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ursinho da Pesada See more »

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Video Brinquedo See more »
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1.33 : 1
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