Kung Fu Panda 2

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Overview

The saga of Po continues in this sequel that finds the newly anointed Dragon Warrior voice of Jack Black teaming with The Furious Five to safeguard the Valley of Peace. But when a new adversary launches a treacherous bid to seize control of China and obliterate the martial arts, Po must look back to his enigmatic origins in order to unleash his true potential, and defeat his most powerful opponent to date. Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Michelle Yeoh provide addition voices for this ...
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Overview

The saga of Po continues in this sequel that finds the newly anointed Dragon Warrior voice of Jack Black teaming with The Furious Five to safeguard the Valley of Peace. But when a new adversary launches a treacherous bid to seize control of China and obliterate the martial arts, Po must look back to his enigmatic origins in order to unleash his true potential, and defeat his most powerful opponent to date. Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Michelle Yeoh provide addition voices for this sequel directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson from a screenplay by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.
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Special Features

Kickin' It With the Cast; Filmmaker's Commentary; World of DreamWorks Animation; ; Closed Caption
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
The first Kung Fu Panda became a well-deserved success for all the right reasons: it boasted a good story that stayed true to the tropes of martial-arts movies, the animation was lively and adorable, the action was choreographed to maximize thrills and laughs, and the voice actors, especially Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black, were charming. Thankfully, the sequel measures up in every single way, giving DreamWorks a franchise that can compare artistically with Pixar. The story begins with the panda Po Jack Black enjoying life as a Dragon Master and keeping the Valley of Peace safe. He's informed by his master, Shifu Dustin Hoffman, that the next phase of his training focuses on achieving inner peace, something that eludes Po because he's unsure what happened to his biological mom and dad. His training is interrupted by Lord Shen Gary Oldman, an evil peacock who intends to rule all of China with the metal-shooting cannon he's invented -- a weapon powerful enough to destroy kung fu. Po and the Furious Five set off to stop Shen, but the mission grows complicated when Po discovers that his nemesis knows the truth about Po's past. Kung Fu Panda 2 smartly bypasses rehashing any of the first movie; the filmmakers know the characters are so clearly defined that you don't need to have seen the first film to understand their personalities and motivations. That's true not only of central figures like Po and Shifu, but also for many of the secondary characters like Po's adoptive dad and Tigress Angelina Jolie -- the bravest member of the team. Armed with an understanding of the characters, the filmmakers waste no time getting us into the story. Visually the film is a delight, not just because of the cuddly character designs or because the animation styles vary during flashbacks and dream sequences. No, the real coup is that this is one of the only family films in the current wave of 3D features to use the format well -- meaning they don't make a big deal about it. Every once in a while, especially in the fight scenes, something unexpectedly flies at you, but otherwise they use the stereoscopic effects in order to give the images depth -- a trait they use to humorous effect during dizzying rooftop chases. All of this is in support of a screenplay that offers up a rather traditional take on the tried-and-true formula of the hero's journey. However, the martial-arts film is a genre that easily supports such well-worn ground, so we never mind going along for the familiar ride -- especially when the entertaining action sequences are augmented with so many laughs along the way. David Cross and Seth Rogen are both seasoned comedians, as well as animated film veterans, and they expertly twist every line to elicit a giggle. The cast and crew obviously cared about this movie -- the stylistically daring director Guillermo del Toro is credited as a creative consultant -- and their efforts blossom. Kung Fu Panda 2 achieves something few sequels to blockbusters ever do -- it stays true to a successful formula without seeming tired, cynical, or lazy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2011
  • UPC: 097361166148
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,357

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Black Voice Only
Angelina Jolie Voice Only
Dustin Hoffman Master Shifu
Gary Oldman Voice Only
Jackie Chan Voice Only
Seth Rogen Voice Only
Lucy Liu Voice Only
David Cross Voice Only
James Hong Voice Only
Michelle Yeoh Voice Only
Danny McBride Voice Only
Victor Garber Voice Only
Dennis Haysbert Voice Only
Jean-Claude Van Damme Voice Only
Technical Credits
Jennifer Yuh Nelson Director
Jonathan Aibel Co-producer, Screenwriter
Glenn Berger Co-producer, Screenwriter
Suzanne Buirgy Co-producer
Melissa Cobb Producer
Tang Khen Heng Art Director
Tang K. Heng Art Director
Jeff Hermann Production Manager
Clare Knight Editor
John Powell Score Composer
Raymond Zibach Production Designer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kung Fu Panda 2
1. Scene 1 [3:54]
2. Scene 2 [6:40]
3. Scene 3 [5:33]
4. Scene 4 [5:06]
5. Scene 5 [8:40]
6. Scene 6 [6:56]
7. Scene 7 [4:20]
8. Scene 8 [8:30]
9. Scene 9 [:11]
10. Scene 10 [4:10]
11. Scene 11 [4:47]
12. Scene 12 [6:14]
13. Scene 13 [6:34]
14. Scene 14 [3:47]
15. Scene 15 [5:43]
16. Scene 16 [9:07]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Kung Fu Panda 2
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Filmmakers' Commentary
         Commentary Subtitles
            English
            French
            Spanish
            Commentary Subtitles: None
      English Audio Description
      Subtitles
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   More Awesomeness
      DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness
      More Awesomeness
         Kickin' It With The Cast
         Deleted Scenes
            Play All
               Fight Club - Bartender Scene (test)
               Po Chasing The Crow (test)
               Po In Gongmen City (test)
         Filmmakers' Commentary
         World Of DreamWorks Animation
            Shrek
               Video: Shrek - "I'm A Believer"
               DreamWorks: Shrek - The Whole Story
            How To Train Your Dragon
               Trailer
               Dragon Arena Spectacular
               Video - How To Train Your Dragon
            Kung Fu Panda
               DreamWorks: Secrets of The Furious Five
               Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness
               Music Video: Kung Fu Fighting
               DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda World
            Madagascar
               Music Video: Madagascar - "I Like To Move It, Move It"
               DreamWorks The Penguins of Madagascar/Nickelodeon All-Night Before Xmas
            Megamind
               Trailer: DreamWorks Megamind
               DreamWorks - MegaMind/DreamWorks - Megamind: The Button Of Doom
         Previews
            DreamWorks - Dragons
            DreamWorks - How To Train Your Dragon: Arena Spectacular
            DreamWorks - Puss In Boots
            DreamWorks - Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
            DreamWorks - Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game
   Sneak Peek
      DreamWorks: How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, Flying Fire-Breathing Dragons Come To Life
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

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    A Po Fan.

    Action and adventure all the way. This was an engaging and entertaining storyline, and the protagonist, Po, kept my attention throughout the DVD and the 3D action was like he was coming off the screen right at you. This was great animation fun, its a good movie for families to watch together, even adults, this is just an opinion, will enjoy this storyline and the characters.

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