Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu Panda
Directed by John Stevenson
Mark Osborne
Produced by Melissa Cobb
Written by Jonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger
Story by Ethan Reiff
Cyrus Voris
Starring Jack Black
Dustin Hoffman
Angelina Jolie
Ian McShane
Jackie Chan
Seth Rogen
Lucy Liu
David Cross
Randall Duk Kim
James Hong
Music by Hans Zimmer
John Powell
Cinematography Yong Duk Jhun
Editing by Clare de Chenu
Studio DreamWorks Animation
Pacific Data Images
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 6, 2008 (2008-06-06)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $130 million
Money made $631,744,560

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.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Georgia 5 June 2008
 South Korea 5 June 2008
 Russia 5 June 2008
 Ukraine 5 June 2008
 Canada 6 June 2008
 Estonia 6 June 2008
 Lithuania 6 June 2008
 Latvia 6 June 2008
 Malaysia 6 June 2008
 Philippines 6 June 2008
 Singapore 6 June 2008
 United States 6 June 2008
 Egypt 11 June 2008
 United Arab Emirates 12 June 2008
 Kuwait 12 June 2008
 Thailand 12 June 2008
 Colombia 13 June 2008
 Indonesia 13 June 2008
 Uruguay 19 June 2008
 China 20 June 2008
 Ecuador 20 June 2008
Mexico Mexico 20 June 2008
 Taiwan 20 June 2008
 Australia 26 June 2008
 New Zealand 26 June 2008
 Vietnam 27 June 2008
 South Africa 27 June 2008
 Hong Kong 28 June 2008
 Israel 1 July 2008
 Iceland 2 July 2008
 Argentina 3 July 2008
 Bolivia 3 July 2008
 Switzerland 3 July 2008 (German speaking region)
 Czech Republic 3 July 2008
 Germany 3 July 2008
 Croatia 3 July 2008
 Hungary 3 July 2008
 Peru 3 July 2008
 Portugal 3 July 2008
 Serbia 3 July 2008
 Slovakia 3 July 2008
 Austria 4 July 2008
 Bulgaria 4 July 2008
 Brazil 4 July 2008
 United Kingdom 4 July 2008
Republic of Ireland Ireland 4 July 2008
 Nigeria 4 July 2008
 Poland 4 July 2008
 Romania 4 July 2008
 Turkey 4 July 2008
 Belgium 9 July 2008
 Switzerland 9 July 2008 (French speaking region)
 France 9 July 2008
 Netherlands 9 July 2008
 Chile 10 July 2008
 Lebanon 10 July 2008
 Spain 11 July 2008
 India 11 July 2008
 Panama 11 July 2008
 Pakistan 11 July 2008
 Venezuela 11 July 2008
 Denmark 18 July 2008
 Norway 18 July 2008
 Sweden 18 July 2008
 Japan 26 July 2008
 Finland 1 August 2008
 Slovenia 7 August 2008
 Italy 29 August 2008
 Cyprus 5 September 2008

Plot[change | change 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.

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