Oddly, this caper is far more enjoyable the second time around – the first time of watching, Kung Fu Panda initially feels like a generic, painting-by-numbers, anthropomorphic animation resting on its star-cast laurels.
But, headed up by the manic, inconsistent Jack Black who, in this film at least is hilarious, and as perfect a fit for a role as you’ll ever see, the impressive star power is far from the main attraction. Affectionately parodying many a kung-fu movie before it, the script in Kung Fu Panda is very funny, allowing for subtle spoken as well as the more slapstick, visual laughs. It also looks utterly superb, with beautiful colours and animation.
- Filmmakers’ Commentary
- Meet the Cast
- Pushing the Boundaries
- DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox
- Bee Movie trailer
- Shrek The Third trailer
- Be a Kung Fu Master: Animals of Kung Fu Panda, What Fighting Style Are You?
- 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): HP Printables, Kung Fu Panda Activision Video Game Demo
- Format: Blu-ray version reviewed, also available on DVD
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- Video format: 1080p
- Running Time: 92 minutes