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.
This movie, as of 2016, is the only animated movie of DreamWorks that became a franchise to not have a consistent gap between the release of its sequels, since Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) came three years later, and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) came five years after that. Shrek (2001)'s sequels released three years apart (2001-2010). Madagascar (2005)'s sequels released three and a half years apart (2005-2012). How to Train Your Dragon (2010)'s sequels all released four and a half years apart (2010-2019).
Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.
(at around 21 mins) After Po accidentally breaks the Urn of Whispering Warriors, the pieces move around on the floor.
During the closing credits, the "Kung Fu Fighting" song sung by Jack Black (Po the Panda) and CeeLo Green is playing.
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).
$60,239,130 8 June 2008