• Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Kung Fu Panda

Release Date: June 6th, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 8th, 2008

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Po the panda (Jack Black) works in his family's noodle shop and dreams of becoming a kung-fu master. His dream becomes a reality when, unexpectedly, he must fulfill an ancient prophecy and study the skills with his idols, the Furious Five. Po needs all the wisdom, strength and ability he can muster to protect his people from an evil snow leopard.

Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, David Cross, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane

Director: John Stevenson , Mark Osborne

Genres: Comedy , Adventure , Children , Animated

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Underdog , Prison , Transformation , Hilarious , Intense , Father , Playful , Revenge , Quest , Escape ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The stroke of genius is, of course, the film's hero -- the big, lovable bear that is the Chinese panda. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The essence of the film is slapsticky, chopsocky action, rendered with great verve and accompanied by bromides having to do with the need to believe. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Thanks to a witty script and the recognizably goofy but absolutely earnest delivery of Black, Kung Fu Panda has a human soul, too. show more

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Nominated Animated Feature Film
Nominated Best Animated Feature Film