Kung Fu Panda

2008 American computer-animated wuxia comedy film


Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy movie made by DreamWorks. It was directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne. It tells the story about a big fat panda (Jack Black), a kung fu fan who becomes a kung fu master. It received critical acclaim and became a box office success. A successful sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2 was released in 2011. Another sequel, Kung Fu Panda 3 was released in 2016. There is also two short movies, a Christmas special, and a spinoff TV show.

Kung Fu Panda
Directed byJohn Stevenson
Mark Osborne
Produced byMelissa Cobb
Written byJonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger
Story byEthan Reiff
Cyrus Voris
StarringJack Black
Dustin Hoffman
Angelina Jolie
Ian McShane
Jackie Chan
Seth Rogen
Lucy Liu
David Cross
Randall Duk Kim
James Hong
Music byHans Zimmer
John Powell
CinematographyYong Duk Jhun
Edited byClare de Chenu
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
June 6, 2008 (2008-06-06)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$130 million
Box office$631,744,560

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Georgia 5 June 2008
  South Korea 5 June 2008
  Russia 5 June 2008
  Ukraine 5 June 2008
  Canada 6 June 2008
  Estonia 6 June 2008
  Lithuania 6 June 2008
  Latvia 6 June 2008
  Malaysia 6 June 2008
  Philippines 6 June 2008
  Singapore 6 June 2008
  United States 6 June 2008
  Egypt 11 June 2008
  United Arab Emirates 12 June 2008
  Kuwait 12 June 2008
  Thailand 12 June 2008
  Colombia 13 June 2008
  Indonesia 13 June 2008
  Uruguay 19 June 2008
  China 20 June 2008
  Ecuador 20 June 2008
  Mexico 20 June 2008
  Taiwan 20 June 2008
  Australia 26 June 2008
  New Zealand 26 June 2008
  Vietnam 27 June 2008
  South Africa 27 June 2008
  Hong Kong 28 June 2008
  Israel 1 July 2008
  Iceland 2 July 2008
  Argentina 3 July 2008
  Bolivia 3 July 2008
   Switzerland 3 July 2008 (German speaking region)
  Czech Republic 3 July 2008
  Germany 3 July 2008
  Croatia 3 July 2008
  Hungary 3 July 2008
  Peru 3 July 2008
  Portugal 3 July 2008
  Serbia 3 July 2008
  Slovakia 3 July 2008
  Austria 4 July 2008
  Bulgaria 4 July 2008
  Brazil 4 July 2008
  United Kingdom 4 July 2008
  Ireland 4 July 2008
  Nigeria 4 July 2008
  Poland 4 July 2008
  Romania 4 July 2008
  Turkey 4 July 2008
  Belgium 9 July 2008
   Switzerland 9 July 2008 (French speaking region)
  France 9 July 2008
  Netherlands 9 July 2008
  Chile 10 July 2008
  Lebanon 10 July 2008
  Spain 11 July 2008
  India 11 July 2008
  Panama 11 July 2008
  Pakistan 11 July 2008
  Venezuela 11 July 2008
  Denmark 18 July 2008
  Norway 18 July 2008
  Sweden 18 July 2008
  Japan 26 July 2008
  Finland 1 August 2008
  Slovenia 7 August 2008
  Italy 29 August 2008
  Cyprus 5 September 2008

PlotEdit

A big, fat panda named Po the panda dreams of becoming a kung fu master, but he doesn't know kung fu. One day, kung fu teacher Master Shifu holds a contest to see who will become the Dragon Warrior, the most powerful kung fu master in the land. Everyone thinks one of Shifu's students, the Furious Five will become the Dragon Warrior, but Po is chosen instead and begins learning kung fu. Shifu and the Furious Five don't like Po the panda and try to make him quit, but he becomes friends with them. When Master Shifu learns that the evil Tai Lung the snow leopard is coming to the land, he quickly teaches Po kung fu so he can be given the Dragon Scroll that will help him beat Tai Lung. Nothing is written on the scroll, but Po finds out that he doesn't need the scroll to be the Dragon Warrior and beats Tai Lung without it. Po becomes a kung fu master and Dragon Warrior loved by everyone and peace returns to the land.

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