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Kung Fu Panda (movie)

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Kung Fu Panda
Directed byJohn Stevenson
Mark Osborne
Screenplay byJonathan Abiel
Glenn Berger
Story byEthan Reiff
Cyrus Voris
Produced byMelissa Cobb
StarringJack Black
Dustin Hoffman
Angelina Jolie
Ian McShane
Jackie Chan
Seth Rogen
Lucy Liu
David Cross
Randall Duk Kim
James Hong
CinematographyYong Duk Jhun
Edited byClare Knight
Music byHans Zimmer
John Powell
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
June 6, 2008 (2008-06-06) (USA)
June 20, 2008 (2008-06-20) (China)
July 4, 2008 (2008-07-04) (United Kingdom and Ireland)
July 9, 2008 (2008-07-09) (France)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$130 million
Box office$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 of Po, a giant panda (Jack Black), a kung fu fan who becomes a kung fu master. It received critical acclaim and became a box office success. A successful sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2 was released in 2011. Another sequel, Kung Fu Panda 3 was released in 2016. There is also two short movies, a Christmas special, and a spinoff TV show.

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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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