Jack Black stars as the animated Po, a big, clumsy yet loveable
Panda whose destiny is about to unfold. Unfortunately for Po, his
dreams of being a Kung Fu master seems to be only a dream and his
density may forever be with his father, making noodles for the town
where they live.
From his humble little noodle shop, Po dreams of the legendary Kung
Fu fighters who include Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey,
hoping that he could become of these fighters.
Thankfully for Po, fate has other plans and an ancient prophecy
states that a new dragon fighter will soon be chosen. As Po attempts
to climb the almost endless steps of the temple to watch the chosen
be found, he is unfortunately locked out of the tournament but
somehow manages to find a way in, only to be named as the Dragon
With harsh criticism from Master Shifu, the kung fu master behind
Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey, they all reluctantly
humour Po who is no way fit to become a martial artists. To compound
the situation, the treacherous snow leopard known as Tai Lung is
headed their way and whether Po can unleash his inner courage
remains to be seen.
Kung Fu panda features a healthy dose of action, drama and comedy
that children of all ages will simply adore. Even though it is
sometimes clichéd and over the top at times, Kung Fu Panda is still
an enjoyable movie that features state of the art animation and a
great soundtrack that will keep even the most staunchest of viewers
Where the DVD version of Kung Fu Panda shines is through the special
features which is quite in-depth and will give additional hours of
entertainment. With some great performances by Jack Black as Po,
Dustin Hoffan as Master Shifu, Angelina Jolie as Tigress and Jacki
Chan as the Monkey, Kung Fu Panda is a first class presentation with
little complaints from this reviewer.
Meet the Cast
Pushing the Boundaries
DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox
Be a Kung Fu Master: Animals of Kung Fu Panda, What Fighting Style
Do You Kung Fu?
"Kung Fu Fighting" Music Video by Cee-Lo
Learn the Panda Dance
Po Around the World
Po's Power Play (DVD ROM)
Kung Fu Panda Activision Video Game Demo