• 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: Adventure , Comedy , Animated , Children

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

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

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

  • 88
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Everything about Kung Fu Panda is a little better, a little sharper, a little funnier than the animated run of the mill. show more

  • 60
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Though the film's simple story is squarely aimed at tots, DreamWorks' digitizers have referenced Eastern visual styles -- everything from delicate Chinese screens to flashy Japanese anime -- to enliven the look of the film. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Animated Feature Film
Nominated Best Animated Feature Film