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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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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.
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Po (voice)
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Tigress (voice)
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Shifu (voice)
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Shen (voice)
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Monkey (voice)
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Mantis (voice)
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Viper (voice)
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Crane (voice)
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Mr. Ping (voice)
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Soothsayer (voice)
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Wolf Boss (voice)
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Master Ox (voice)
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Master Croc (voice)
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Master Rhino (voice)
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Gorilla Guard 1 (voice) (as Michael Patrick Bell)
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In the Valley of Peace, Po Ping is revelling in his fulfilled dreams as he serves as the fabled Dragon Warrior protecting his home with his heroes now his closest friends. However, Po and company learn that the murderous Lord Shen of Gongman City is threatening the land with a fearsome new weapon that could mean the end of kung fu. They attempt to stop him, but the panda is burdened with crippling memory flashbacks linked to this villain. Now with China in the balance, Po must learn about his past and find true inner peace against all opposition. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Prepare for the return of awesomeness. See more »


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Rated PG for sequences of martial arts action and mild violence | See all certifications »

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26 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

PHP 84,807,705 (Philippines) (29 May 2011)

Gross:

$165,249,063 (USA) (29 September 2011)
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Trivia

As of September 2011, this is the biggest box-office success for a film with a female director (Jennifer Yuh Nelson). See more »

Goofs

In Kung Fu Panda, Oogway's staff (later given to Shifu) was broken by Tai Lung. In Kung Fu Panda 2 it appears to be intact, but closer examination shows it's repaired with tape. See more »

Quotes

Mantis: I didn't have any problems with my dad. Maybe it's 'cause Mom ate his head before I was born...
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits feature in Chinese shadow-puppetry how baby Po undertook the journey from the point his mother hid him, to the exterior of Mr Ping's restaurant. See more »

Connections

Followed by Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) See more »

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Iridescent
Written by Chester Bennington
Performed by Linkin Park
Produced by Hans Zimmer, Rick Rubin, Mike Shinoda, Randy Spendlove and Diarmuid Quinn
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An emphatic return with a darker story; great movie with lots in it for the adults as well
25 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The question that has been floating around about Kung Fu Panda 2 is if it is Shrek 2 or Toy Story 2 of animated sequels? Well, I'm happy to say it's Toy Story 2 kind of animated sequel - a genuine good movie that takes risks and succeeds rather than rehashing the first movie.

Po isn't as much of a gastro-kung-fu fighter and fanboi from the first movie but has grown in his personality; he's less the Jack Black as a panda and more of a character that stands on it's own. However, Po is now the tragic hero in a Greek style prophecy which foretells of a warrior in black and white who would defeat a certain Lord Shen who has invented a new weapon that could spell the end of kung-fu. As Po learns that he is adopted, he struggles to find out about his past and the strange symbol from his nightmares. The heavy subject matter doesn't weight down the movie and is continually and cleverly able to escape into funny moments without losing gravitas. It successfully weaves the topics of fatherhood, friendship and family into a colorful story that even though we know how it will end, it gets there very very emphatically.

I'm really glad that Kung Fu Panda 2 didn't go the route of being a purely children's movie and didn't go the route of being built on jokes of Po's eating and Po's weight. I suppose the fortune cookie philosophy of master Shifu is slightly missed but purely a small quibble in a good movie. As a final note, maybe it's because of my eyesight with a weaker left eye, I barely noticed the 3D at all. Highly recommended movie.


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