PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.
DreamWorks Animation's second movie to not have any humans, after Shark Tale (2004) (not counting Antz (1998) or Flushed Away (2006) where humans are only seen briefly, and without their faces being shown especially on television screens).
Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.
Tai Lung, a snow leopard, is at times heard emitting a tiger-like roar - a sound snow leopards are unable to make due to their lack of a larynx. Since this is a fantasy where snow leopards and other animals talk, wear clothing, and have other anthropomorphic abilities, this is unremarkable.
The DreamWorks logo is formed by a Chinese fisher-fox running across the screen, then making several ninja leaps in the air, finally landing on the moon, and pulling up the title; all done in Chinese-styled animation.
While originally only a 2D release during its 2008 theatrical run, Dreamworks Animation later produced a 3D version. This version was released on Blu-ray in 2011 to coincide with the home video release of Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).
$30,885 (Estonia) (8 June 2008)
$215,434,591 (USA) (9 October 2008)