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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.

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Raman Hui

Writers:

Paul McEvoy (screenplay), Todd Berger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Black ... Po (voice)
Dustin Hoffman ... Shifu (voice)
Will Shadley ... Nerdy Bunny (voice)
Eamon Pirruccello Eamon Pirruccello ... Impatient Bunny (voice)
Grace Rolek ... Shy Bunny (voice)
Max Koch ... Young Mantis (voice)
Tom Owens ... Ladybug (voice)
Carol Kane ... Sheep (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Gorilla / Crocodile (voice)
Stephen Kearin ... Crocodile #2 (voice)
James Sie ... Viper Dad / Pig (voice)
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Viper Mom (voice)
Jessica DiCicco ... Young Viper (voice) (as Jessica Di Cicco)
Stephanie Lemelin ... Mei Ling (voice)
David Cross ... Crane (voice)
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Storyline

With Po's status as the Dragon Warrior proven to all, Master Shifu has a new challenge for him; teaching Introduction to Kung Fu class to a bunch of a rambunctious bunny children. After getting the class to come to order, Po teaches them that fighting is only part of kung fu, while its true meaning is "Excellence of Self." To explain this philosophy, Po tells stories of each of his comrades, The Furious Five, and how they faced formative challenges in their youth that helped define them as true masters of kung fu. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

Most of the animals depicted are native to China, however there is also a tribe of gorillas which are native only to Africa. See more »

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An entertaining celebration of great virtues
10 November 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This short animation is about Master Po teaching Kung Fu to a group of young bunnies.

I am positively surprised by this short. It tells the story of each of the Furious Five, and a virtue that each has learned through Kung Fu. Each story is fun and inspiring in a unique way. It teaches great virtues of human beings in an entertaining way, without being preachy.

The animation is great, especially the bunnies who are so cute and cuddly! I am also impressed that all the Chinese characters in the film are all correct. Usually Chinese characters in animations are simply jumbled up strokes.

There is a lot of positivity in "Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five". I really enjoyed watching it.


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