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KUNG FU PANDA
USA: Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks
UK: Paramount Pictures UK
Cast (voices of): Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dan Fogler,
Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
USA & UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG for sequences of martial arts action
UK Certificate: PG contains mild martial arts action
USA Release Date: 6 June 2008
UK Release Date: 4 July 2008
Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po (Golden Globe nominee Jack Black) is the biggest fan of kung fu around…which doesn’t exactly come in handy as he works every day in his family’s noodle shop. When he’s unexpectedly chosen to fulfil an ancient prophecy, Po’s dreams become reality and he joins the world of kung fu to study alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five: Tigress (Angelina Jolie); Crane (David Cross); Mantis (Seth Rogen); Viper (Lucy Liu); and Monkey (Jackie Chan) - under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman).
Before they know it though, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane) is headed their way, and it’s up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a kung fu master into reality? Po puts his heart into the task and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.
Also joining the international cast of KUNG FU PANDA are Randall Duk Kim as Oogway, the wise leader and inventor of kung fu; James Hong as Mr Ping, Po’s father and noodle maker; Michael Clarke Duncan as Commander Vachir, the proud mastermind behind the seemingly inescapable Chorh-Gom Prison; and Dan Fogler as the nervous palace envoy Zeng.