PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.
Even though it's a fully 3-D CGI animated movie, some 2-D animation is featured, from the opening, the flashback scenes Po has, and even just some of the ways a scene is animated. The perspective of the characters, coupled with the dynamic or balanced color "flattens" the 3-D animation to form a hybrid between 3-D and 2-D, also, a few shots, such as the panning shot over the cities, draws from both the way cities where portrayed in older epic movies by using miniatures and models, and how the early 2-D DreamWorks movies used CGI rendered cities and effects blended to resemble the 2-D animation.
Po, do something.
Po: How am I suppose to help her cook rice without getting caught?... Wait, I have a better idea!
When Shen orders the destruction of the tower, he fires 4 cannons. In the next shot, there are only 3 cannonballs going to the tower.
The DreamWorks Animation logo is in Chinese shadow-puppetry and has Master Oogway, Shifu's teacher from Kung Fu Panda (2008), fishing in the moon.
PHP 84,807,705 (Philippines) (29 May 2011)
$165,249,063 (USA) (29 September 2011)