Kung Fu Panda
|Kung Fu Panda|
|Directed by||John Stevenson
|Produced by||Melissa Cobb|
|Written by||Jonathan Aibel
|Story by||Ethan Reiff
Randall Duk Kim
|Music by||Hans Zimmer
|Cinematography||Yong Duk Jhun|
|Editing by||Clare de Chenu|
Pacific Data Images
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||June 6, 2008|
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Followed by||Kung Fu Panda 2|
Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy movie made by DreamWorks. It was directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne. It tells the story about a big fat panda named Po who is a kung fu fan and wants to be a kung fu master. The movie came out in 2008 and stars Jack Black as Po. It received critical acclaim and became a box office success. A successful sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2 was released in 2011.
Plot[change | edit source]
A big, fat panda named Po the panda dreams of becoming a kung fu master, but he doesn't know kung fu. One day, kung fu teacher Master Shifu holds a contest to see who will become the Dragon Warrior, the most powerful kung fu master in the land. Everyone thinks one of Shifu's students, the Furious Five will become the Dragon Warrior, but Po is chosen instead and begins learning kung fu. Shifu and the Furious Five don't like Po the panda and try to make him quit, but he becomes friends with them. When Master Shifu learns that the evil Tai Lung the snow leopard is coming to the land, he quickly teaches Po kung fu so he can be given the Dragon Scroll that will help him beat Tai Lung. Nothing is written on the scroll, but Po finds out that he doesn't need the scroll to be the Dragon Warrior and beats Tai Lung without it. Po becomes a kung fu master and Dragon Warrior loved by everyone and peace returns to the land.
Characters[change | edit source]
- Po, a giant panda and the main protagonist. He is voiced by Jack Black.
- Master Shifu, a wise red panda. He is voiced by Dustin Hoffman.
- Master Tigress, a beautiful but short-tempered Southern China tiger and probably Po's love interest. She is voiced by Angelina Jolie.
- Tai Lung, a snow leopard and the main antagonist. He is voiced by Ian McShane.
- Master Monkey, a golden langur and the fun-loving one in the Furious Five. He is voiced by Jackie Chan.
- Master Mantis, a northern praying mantis and a member of the Furious Five. He is voiced by Seth Rogen.
- Master Viper, a green tree viper and a member of the Furious Five. She is voiced by Lucy Liu.
- Master Crane, a red crowned crane and a member of the Furious Five. He is voiced by David Cross.
- Master Oogway, a wise tortoise and the creator of Kung-Fu. He is voiced by Randall Duk Kim.
- Mr. Ping, a goose and Po's father. He is voiced by James Hong.
- Zeng, a goose. Voice by Dan Fogler.
- Commander Vachir, a rhinoceros. Voice by Michael Clarke Duncan.
References[change | edit source]
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Official website
- Kung Fu Panda at the Internet Movie Database
- Kung Fu Panda at AllRovi
- Kung Fu Panda at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Kung Fu Panda at Rotten Tomatoes
- Kung Fu Panda at Metacritic
- Kung Fu Panda at Box Office Mojo