A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the countryside in this animated martial arts adventure featuring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, and Jackie Chan. On the surface, Po (voice of Black) may look like just another portly panda bear, but beneath his fur he bears the mark of the chosen one. By day, Po works faithfully in his family's noodle shop, but by night he dreams of becoming a true master of the martial arts. Now an ancient prophecy has come to pass, and Po realizes that he is the only one who can save his people from certain destruction. With time running short and malevolent snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane ) closing in, Furious Five legends Tigress (Jolie), Crane (David Cross ), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu), Monkey (Chan), and their wise sensei, Master Shifu (Hoffman), all draw on their vast knowledge of fighting skills in order to transform a lumbering panda bear into a lethal fighting machine. Now, if the noble Po can master the martial arts and somehow transform his greatest weaknesses into his greatest strengths, he will fulfill his destiny as the hero who saved his people during their darkest hour. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Kung fu -- Training -- Drama.
Revenge -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, Calif. :DreamWorks Home Entertainment,2008
|Edition||[Full frame ed.].|
Aibel, Jonathan, 1969-
Osborne, Mark, 1970-
Stevenson, John, 1959-
Black, Jack, 1969-
Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-
Jolie, Angelina, 1975-
McShane, Ian, 1942-
Cheng, Long, 1954-
Rogen, Seth, 1982-
Liu, Lucy, 1968-
Cross, David, 1964-
Kim, Randall Duk.
Duncan, Michael Clarke.
Pacific Data Images.
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
Voices: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Dan Fogler, Michael Clarke Duncan.
Director of photography, Yong Duk Jhun ; editor, Clare Knight ; music, John Powell, Hans Zimmer.
MPAA rating: PG; for sequences of martial arts action.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Special features: Commentary with filmmakers; "Meet the cast" featurette; "Pushing the boundaries" the tech of Kung fu panda featurette; "Sound design" featurette; "Kung fu fighting" music video by Cee-Lo; "Team Earth : wild pandas" conservation featurette; DreamWorks Animation video jukebox; "Mr. Ping's noodle house" with Alton Brown; How to use chopsticks; Dragon Warrior Training Academy; printables and weblinks.
DVD, full frame; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.