Sunday, 19 June 2011

Kung Fu Panda Review (Updated)













Kung Fu Panda


Release Date: 26th June 2008 – Australia


Production Companies
DreamWorks Animation

Distribution
Paramount Pictures Australia 


Genre: Animation/Family 

Rating: PG

Runtime: 92 minutes


Budget: $130,000,000

Box Office Gross: $631,744,560
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Enthusiastic, big and a little
clumsy, Po is the biggest
fan of Kung Fu around
which doesn't exactly
come in handy while
working every day in
his family's noodle shop.
Unexpectedly chosen to
fulfill an ancient prophecy,
Po's dreams become
reality when he joins the
world of Kung Fu and
studies alongside his
idols the legendary fighters
Tigress, Crane, Mantis,
Viper and Monkey under
the leadership of their
teacher and trainer, Master
Shifu.

But before they know
it, the vengeful and
treacherous snow leopard
Tai Lung is headed
their way, and it's up to
Po to defend everyone
from the oncoming threat.
Can he turn his dreams
of becoming a Kung Fu
master into reality? Po
puts his heart - and his
girth - into the task, and
the unlikely hero ultimately
finds that his greatest
weaknesses turn out to
be his greatest strengths.



Cast
Jack Black – Po
Dustin Hoffman – Master Shifu
Angelina Jolie – Tigress
Ian McShane – Tai Lung
Seth Rogen – Mantis
Lucy Liu – Viper
David Cross – Crane
Randall Duk Kim – Master Oogway
James Hong – Mr. Ping
Dan Fogler – Zeng
Michael Clarke Duncan – Commander Vachir
Jackie Chan – Monkey

Crew
Directors – John Wayne
Stevenson & Mark Orsbone
Story – Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris
Screenplay – Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger
Head of Story/Director: Dream Sequence/
Supervisor: Action Sequences – Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Producers – Melissa Cobb & Lorne Orleans (IMAX Version)
Co-Producers – Jonathan Aibel &
Glenn Berger
Production Designer – Raymond Zibach
Art Director – Tang Heng
Head of Character Animation – Dan Wagner
Character Designers – Buck Lewis & Nicholas Marlet
Story Artist/Supervisor: Action Sequences –
Simon Wells
Animation Director: Dream Sequence –
James Baxter
Animation Supervisor – Philippe Le Brun
Animation Supervisor/Story Artist/Choreographer:
Kung Fu – Rodolphe Guenoden
Animation Supervisor/Story Artist – Alessandro Carloni
Cinematography – Yong Duk Jhun
Film Editor – Clare De Chenu
Music – John Powell & Hans Zimmer


Awards

2009 Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature - John Stevenson & 
Mark Osborne (Nominated)


Review
KUNG FU PANDA is an action-packed but hilarious CGI animated movie that has loads of everything which includes being faithful to the Chinese culture, humour and the all-star voice cast of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie and others. The most important thing in the movie is the kung-fu action. I must say that this animated movie is extremely awesome and is my second favourite DreamWorks animated film with HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (click here) coming in at number #1.

The other animation studios such as PIXAR and Blue Sky Studios do not have the secret mix which makes DreamWorks the ultimate competitor in computer animation. If you watched the first movie, you should check out the sequel KUNG FU PANDA 2 (click here).

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


2 comments:

  1. It was a great movie but in some parts I really enjoyed it when the panda used the mamusiey finger

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