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Theodore Bond’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
For the most part Dreamworks has been pretty hit or miss for me. Some of the movies I think are great, others I don't like but most of the time I find their movies just average. As far as Kung Fu Panda goes like every Dream works movie I wasn't excited for it and just had a wait and see attitude for it when it came out on blu-ray. When I did finally see it I was happy to see that it landed closer to the great side of things then any of the other categories.
Kung Fu Panda tells the story of Po an out of shape Panda that is a huge fan of Kung Fu and The Furious Five. On the day that the chosen was is to be picked he wants nothing more then to see who it is and after some shenanigans ends up becoming The Chosen One himself. After that he has to train in the ways of Kung Fu and has to somehow save the day against the villainous Tai Lung.
Dreamworks does its usual casting as many big names as possible to lend their voices to the characters of this movie and it is pretty much a who's who of popular actors here lead by Jack Black with the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross and more. Everyone here does a pretty good here as well.
The animation is some of the best that Dreamworks as done to date as well. The setting helps give it a great and distinct look as well that only helps with that animation.
Overall Kung Fu Panda is one of Dreamworks best and I give it a 8 out 10.