Here’s another animated fantasy movie and TV series for you!
Kung Fu Panda!
Kung Fu Panda
So the hero of our story Po.
An adorably clumsy panda, who is also the laziest in the entire valley of peace.
Oh, by the way, did I tell you that he might be lazy, but he secretly dreams of becoming a legendary Kund Fu fighter.
Po helps his father, the goose with his restaurant and he is not trained in any sort of fighting.
Our friend Po idolizes the furious five, tigress, monkey, mantis, crane and viper. When master Oogway dreams that master Shifu’s former student an evil snow leopard, Tai Lung has escaped the prison and is coming towards the valley of peace for revenge, a tournament is held to identify the dragon warrior.
Po reaches too late to enter the arena, so he ties fireworks around him and flies through the walls to fall in the arena.
The Clumsy Dragon Warrior
Just as master Oogway as about to point to the dragon warrior, Po lands in front of him. Mater Oogway believes “nothing is just an accident”, so he names Po the dragon master. Master Shifu and his students, could not accept the fact that they all worked so hard all their lives and a non-fighter, clumsy panda gets to be the dragon warrior. So master Shifu tries to get rid of him with harsh training routine.
Po considers quitting, but after receiving encouragement from master Oogway, he goes back to continue his training. He also befriends the furious five with his durability, culinary skills and humour.
Master Shifu’s Acceptance
By then master Shifu has discovered that Po displays impressive physical feats when motivated by food. So Shifu designs a unique training regime for Po, and they start training.
The furious five hear Po saying that he cannot stop Tai Lung and they go-ahead to fight Tai Lung themselves. They are attacked by nerve strike and Lung only leaves crane to carry them to master Shifu as a warning. Feeling they have no choice, master Shifu gives Po the dragon scroll. To their shock, the dragon scroll is empty. Believing that the dragon scroll is useless, Shifu sends the furious five and Po to evacuate the valley, and decides to fight Tai Lung himself.
The secret of the Dragon Scroll
Mr Ping, Po’s father, yes yes, the goose, tries to console Po and tells him he is ready to know the secret ingredient of his ‘special secret ingredient noodle soup’. He tells Po, the secret ingredient is nothing. “Things are special when you believe them to be.” Po realises that this is the message of the dragon scroll and he goes back to fight Tai Lung, where he finds Master Shifu badly injured and lost to Tai Lung. Po fights Tai Lung in his unique Kung Fu style, confusing and frustrating Lung. He was also quite immune to Lung’s nerve strikes because of his fat. Po ultimately defeats Lung with his Wuxi finger hold, vanquishing him. Po was then acknowledged by the furious five and master Shifu as a true Kung Fu master.
Kung Fu Panda 2
Po, the legendary dragon warrior now protects the valley of peace together with his friends, the furious five. Things were going good since Po defeated Tai Lung. But things change as a new enemy emerges. A peacock name Shen wants to conquer China and destroy Kung-Fu. The enemy is somehow related to Po’s past, and Po must find out the truth about his past to defeat the enemy.
The group goes to Shen’s tower to take him down but things don’t go as planned. A soothsayer says Po and brings her to a village near Po’s birthplace and tells him that in order to defeat Shen, Po must acquire inner peace. Po is ultimately able to acquire inner peace when he realised that he has lived a content and happy life, despite that early tragedy. Po then goes back to Gongman city to stop Shen from conquering China. He turns Shen’s attack back on him until Shen dies when one of his cannons fall on him. Po returns to the valley of peace victorious and proudly declare Mr Ping his dad, while Po’s birth dad is revealed to be alive and he senses that his son Po is alive too.
Kung Fu Panda 3
The next movie in this series shows the union of Po and his father, who takes Po to his secret village where the surviving panadas lived. Po realises that he must stop being a student and become a teacher for a group of clumsy pandas. A supernatural warrior is broken loose and he is coming to attack the hidden village. The entire village prepares to fight the supernatural warrior Kai in their unique panda style.
Po tries his Wuxi finger hold, but that doesn’t work on Kai because he is supernatural, so Po takes Kai with him by embracing Kai while doing the Wuxi finger hold on himself. The entire village and the furious five join together to land Po their Chi, and with their support, Po becomes the master of Chi. He then defeats Kai in the afterlife and is sent meets master Oogway asking if that’s it for him. But he is brought back to life with the help of all the villager’s Chi.
Kung Fu Panda TV Series: Legends of Awesomeness and Paws of Destiny
The movie series got so popular that Kung Fu Panda TV series was also released. There are 2 series yet. Kung Fu Panda: Legenda of Awesomeness, which has 3 seasons. And Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny. The legends of awesomeness carries forward Po’s journey and his adventures as he keeps on learning and growing. While Paws of destiny takes us through the story of Po and his students, basically the next generation who gain mysterious powers of 4 legendary warriors known as the four constellations. Now Po has to teach his students to control their newfound powers. This is going to be the most challenging things Po has had to do.
So go ahead and join Po’s journey and enjoy!