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Kung Fu Panda [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composers Hans Zimmer and John Powell infuse the score for Dreamworks' 2008 animated comedy-adventure Kung Fu Panda with plenty of semi-traditional Asian motifs and instrumentation, resulting in an enjoyable -- if entirely predictable -- soundtrack that deals out clichés like candy on Halloween. The opening track introduces the "Hero" theme, a wistful flute-led melody that sounds nearly identical to Howard Shore's "Hobbit" theme from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. What follows is largely orchestral, with bursts of tribal percussion and the occasional dance number. The soundtrack closes with star Jack Black and Cee-Lo Green performing "Kung Fu Fighting," a song ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composers Hans Zimmer and John Powell infuse the score for Dreamworks' 2008 animated comedy-adventure Kung Fu Panda with plenty of semi-traditional Asian motifs and instrumentation, resulting in an enjoyable -- if entirely predictable -- soundtrack that deals out clichés like candy on Halloween. The opening track introduces the "Hero" theme, a wistful flute-led melody that sounds nearly identical to Howard Shore's "Hobbit" theme from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. What follows is largely orchestral, with bursts of tribal percussion and the occasional dance number. The soundtrack closes with star Jack Black and Cee-Lo Green performing "Kung Fu Fighting," a song whose inclusion is apparently mandatory for every film, commercial, or skit ever made involving Asian culture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 602517727885
  • Catalog Number: 001134402
  • Sales rank: 11,432

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Powell Primary Artist
Jack Black Track Performer
London Voices Choir, Chorus
Cee Lo Green Track Performer
Jack Black Track Performer
Technical Credits
James Levine Overdub Coordinator
Carl Douglas Composer
John Coleman Orchestration
Alan Meyerson Score Mixer
Hans Zimmer Composer
Sean Murphy Engineering
Slamm Andrews Engineering
Pat Sullivan Mastering
Gavin Greenaway Score Conductor
Dave Metzger Orchestration
Cee Lo Green Vocal Producer
Nick Wollage Engineering
Henry Jackman Additional Music
James McKee Smith Additional Music
Jeff "Bucko" Biggers Engineering
Germaine Franco Orchestration
Dan Butler Music Business Affairs
John Powell Composer
Andrew Zack Score Coordinator
Jane Cornish Orchestration
Kevin Kliesch Orchestration
Perry Montague-Mason Orchestra Leader
Czarina Russell Studio Manager
Liz McNicoll Music Business Affairs
Graham Marsh Engineer
Nick Woollage Engineering
Jeff Biggers Engineering
Sean C. Murphy Engineering
John Ashton Thomas Orchestration
Jake Parker Orchestration
The Underdogs Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Loved the soundtrack. The music soothes you deep down. Loved the movie and the music made it worth the while. Beautiful, beautiful music!!!

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