Kung Fu Panda 3D (2008)

Kung Fu Panda 3D (2008)

Kung Fu Panda 3D (2008)

3D re-release of DreamWorks' animated ancient-China-set story that follows lazy, clumsy panda, Po (Jack Black) who dreams of Kung Fu stardom while working away at his dad’s noodle joint.

His fantasy becomes reality when, at a ceremony where Master Oogway (Randall Duk Kim) is to choose the next Kung Fu master, Po is accidentally selected (though, as Oogway explains, “there are no accidents”). Despite objections from teacher Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), Po fumbles his way through training alongside his heroes the Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. They are preparing for the return of the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane) who is headed their way.

2008Rating: PG, Violence82 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
AnimatedKids & Family

Kung Fu Panda 3D (2008) / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

Perfectly pleasant, very good-looking, modestly funny, dispiritingly unoriginal variant on the nerd-with-a-dream recipe that's been clobbered to death in animated films for at least a decade now.

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Variety

Variety

A nice looking but heavily formulaic DreamWorks animation entry.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Looks great and is good fun but Kung Fu Panda is a few surprises, laughs and engaging characters short of leaving a lasting impression.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The stroke of genius is, of course, the film's hero -- the big, lovable bear that is the Chinese panda.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Happily shorn of all the in-jokes and pop-culture references that wrecked the Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda does it the old-fashioned way: with smart, witty dialogue, beautifully designed animation, and bucketloads of visual invention.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Rotund actor Jack Black makes a pretty good panda.

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