Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda 3

by Alan Rapp on January 29, 2016

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Kung Fu Panda 3
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Kung Fu Panda 3Building on the epilogue of Kung Fu Panda 2, the latest sequel introduces Po (Jack Black) to his father Li (Bryan Cranston) and an entire tribe of Pandas hidden away in a secret valley deep in the mountains. Along the way Po will also struggle with passing on his knowledge of Kung Fu in the role of teacher, first to the Furious Five and later to his Panda students, when an old threat returns and begins stealing the chi of Kung Fu masters across China.

While not as good as the first film, Kung Fu Panda 3 stands up pretty well against Kung Fu Panda 2 – even if it ignores the most intriguing subplot of the first sequel involving Po’s evolving relationship with Tigress (Angelina Jolie). J.K. Simmons proves to be a good choice for the film’s villain Kai: Oogway‘s (Randall Duk Kim) one-time friend who escapes the spirit realm in his search of ultimate power.

And the film introduces us to an entire village of thinly drawn but (mostly) entertaining Panda characters while still finding time to deal with Mr. Ping‘s (James Hong) jealousy and insecurity at Po exploring a relationship with his “real” father.

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Coming Soon – Kung Fu Panda 3

by Alan Rapp on November 9, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Kung Fu Panda 3
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The new trailer for DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 3 shows us a bit more about Po (Jack Black) and reuniting with his biological father (Bryan Cranston) and return to his birthplace to train the Pandas to stand up to the villainous Kai (J.K. Simmons). Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, David Cross, and James Hong all return. Kung Fu Panda 3 opens in theaters on January 29th.

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Coming Soon – Kung Fu Panda 3

by Alan Rapp on June 23, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Kung Fu Panda 3
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The legendary awesomeness continues. We now have the first trailer for DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 3 in which Po (Jack Black) will reunite with his biological father (Bryan Cranston) and return to his birthplace. Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, David Cross, and James Hong all return. Rebel Wilson and J. K. Simmons also lend their voices in the latest sequel. Kung Fu Panda 3 opens in theaters on January 29th.

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  • Title: Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness – Owl Be Back
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“Is that a Panda-shaped cage?”

Legends of Awesomeness - Owl Be Back

Po (Mick Wingert) senses his friends pulling back from him as his mastery of Kung Fu grows to include the Dragon Warrior performing an ancient attack known as Thundering Wind Hammer not seen successfully performed in a generation. To explain the concern of his friends, Shifu (Fred Tatasciore) shares the harsh truth about previous incarnations of the Furious Five whose most powerful members have all turned evil including Shifu’s former teammate Fenghuang (Wendie Malick).

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  • Title: Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
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Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Aweomeness - The Kung Fu StrangerCollecting seven more episodes of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Aweomeness, the third DVD release is named for Po‘s (Mick Wingertadventures as a masked vigilante who continues to fight crime after Kung Fu is outlawed. My favorite episode of the collection involves Shifu‘s (Fred Tatasciore) back injury and new bureacracy preventing the Furious Five to use Kung Fu to stop crime which forces Po to impersonate his master while strapping an over-medicated Shifu to his stomach.

Also included on the set are Fung (John DiMaggio) bringing Terra Cotta warriors to life, Po’s mistake which threatens to prolong a war between two gorilla armies, the unexpected difficulties which arise when Mr. Ping (James Hong) temporarily moves into the Jade Palace, the side effects of Mantis (Max Koch) choosing to drink a growth potion, and Po’s prank on Monkey (James Sieblowing up in his face.

[20th Century Fox, $14.98]

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