History WesternAnimation / KungFuPanda

22nd Jun '17 3:50:04 PM StFan
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--> '''Oogway''': One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: During his TrainingFromHell montage, Po becomes victim to a rapid-fire series of these. Tai Lung also hits him with one, though in every case [[MadeOfIron he's fine afterwards]].

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--> '''Oogway''': -->'''Oogway:''' One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
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During his TrainingFromHell montage, Po becomes victim to a rapid-fire series of these. Tai Lung also hits him with one, though in every case [[MadeOfIron he's fine afterwards]].
21st Jun '17 9:01:36 PM Ambaryerno
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Shifu allowing Tai Lung to be released, since if not for his paranoia, he wouldn't have sent Zeng to double check his holdings and allowed Tai Lung the feather he needed to escape. However he only did that because Oogway said Tai Lung would escape, therefore it could be considered Oogway's fault. Also counts as SelfFulfillingProphecy.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Shifu allowing Tai Lung to be released, since if not for his paranoia, he wouldn't have sent Zeng to double check his holdings and allowed Tai Lung the feather he needed to escape. However he only did that because Oogway said Tai Lung would escape, therefore it could be considered Oogway's fault. Also counts as SelfFulfillingProphecy. Though to be fair, Oogway ''did'' warn Shifu against trying to prevent it.
--> '''Oogway''': One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
21st Jun '17 2:54:16 PM Ambaryerno
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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Po suffers this most prominently when he looks inside the dragon scroll to find out it was nothing. He gets better after he finds out the true meaning with unexpected help from his father.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Po suffers this most prominently HeelFaceDoorSlam: Tai Lung does it to himself. Tai Lung's rage falters for a moment when Shifu apologizes for how badly he looks inside the dragon scroll screwed up raising him, but ultimately he hardens again and refuses to find out it was nothing. He gets better after he finds out the true meaning with unexpected help from his father.]]accept Shifu's apology.


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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Po suffers this most prominently when he looks inside the dragon scroll to find out it was nothing. He gets better after he finds out the true meaning with unexpected help from his father.]]
23rd May '17 7:47:09 PM Snowsky
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The wool-stealing crocodile bandits from Mantis' story have no problem with locking him up and laughing at him, but they have visibly horrified expressions when they think he's dead.
14th May '17 11:47:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* DontThinkFeel: As Shifu explains to Po, when he concetrates on ''doing'' Kung Fu he stinks but when he takes his mind off of it (like when he wants food) he shows a great deal of natural skill and potential. All that was needed was for it to be unlocked and grown.
14th May '17 11:31:51 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* LightningBruiser: Po by the end of the movie.

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* LightningBruiser: Po by the end of the movie. Tai Lung is also pretty fast, especially when he broke out of Chorh-Gom Prison.



%%* MightyGlacier: Played straight with Po, but averted by Tai Lung.

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%%* * MightyGlacier: Played straight with Po, but averted by Tai Lung.Lung. Po's Kung Fu style is largely defensive, doging and blocking Tai Lung's attacks partially due to his lack of training and partially from his girth. Tai Lung, being a master of Leopard Style kung fu and trained by
Master Shifu from an early age, is a mountain of muscle and moves like greased lightning. His attacks hit hard and fast.



* MusclesAreMeaningless: There's no suggestion that Shifu, Viper, Crane or even ''Mantis'' are any less physically strong than Po. (although, you could argue that Po's [[StoutStrength muscles are hidden under his flab) or Tigress despite the drastic differences in body mass; kung fu skill is all that matters, even when you're holding up a rope bridge with five people standing on it. Averted with Tai Lung, however, who's considered by all of them to be the strongest fighter around and is indeed very well-muscled.

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* MusclesAreMeaningless: There's no suggestion that Shifu, Viper, Crane or even ''Mantis'' are any less physically strong than Po. (although, you could argue that Po's [[StoutStrength muscles are hidden under his flab) flab]]) or Tigress despite the drastic differences in body mass; kung fu skill is all that matters, even when you're holding up a rope bridge with five people standing on it. Averted with Tai Lung, however, who's considered by all of them to be the strongest fighter around and is indeed very well-muscled.
3rd May '17 1:19:16 PM Vilui
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* ArtisticAge: Type 2; Given that these are animals, it's hard to determine anyone's specific age. According to ''Secrets of the Furious Five'' and the sequel, Tigress and Crane are mentioned to at least be in their 30's or 40's, so it's safe to assume that other members of the Five and Po are about the same. The sequel confirms Po's age. [[spoiler: Po was a baby when Shen massacred his home village 30 years ago, so he's 31, give or take a year. However, the third film has Mr. Ping mention that he hid the truth from Po about his adoption for 20 years.]]

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* ArtisticAge: Type 2; Given that these are animals, it's hard to determine anyone's specific age. According to ''Secrets of the Furious Five'' and the sequel, Tigress and Crane are mentioned to at least be in their 30's 30s or 40's, 40s, so it's safe to assume that other members of the Five and Po are about the same. The sequel confirms Po's age. [[spoiler: Po was a baby when Shen massacred his home village 30 years ago, so he's 31, give or take a year. However, the third film has Mr. Ping mention that he hid the truth from Po about his adoption for 20 years.]]



** It's also [[FallenHero Tai Lung's]] FatalFlaw. He became the best kung fu master ever, and that still wasn't good enough for him because he wasn't chosen as the [[TheChosenOne Dragon Warrior]]. He [[spoiler:[[WellDoneSonGuy only wanted to make Shifu proud of him]], but when told that his father had always been proud of him, [[ItsAllAboutMe all he could focus on was the scroll he'd been denied]]]]. And after having it explained to him [[spoiler:that the scroll did nothing]], he still insisted upon attacking Po [[spoiler:to gain whatever "wisdom" it had given him]]. Because of course, the only way a big, fat panda could ''ever'' beat him was with mystical help
** Commander Vachir, who runs Tai Lung's prison. If he had heard Shifu's message and said "''Oh, okay. I'll get right on that''", nothing would have happened. Instead, Vachir took it as a slight, and decided to imprint the sheer extreme of the prison on the poor goose, and inadvertently gave Tai Lung his magic feather. And that turned out badly.

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** It's also [[FallenHero Tai Lung's]] FatalFlaw. He became the best kung fu master ever, and that still wasn't good enough for him because he wasn't chosen as the [[TheChosenOne Dragon Warrior]]. He [[spoiler:[[WellDoneSonGuy only wanted to make Shifu proud of him]], but when told that his father had always been proud of him, [[ItsAllAboutMe all he could focus on was the scroll he'd been denied]]]]. And after having it explained to him [[spoiler:that the scroll did nothing]], he still insisted upon attacking Po [[spoiler:to gain whatever "wisdom" it had given him]]. Because of course, the only way a big, fat panda could ''ever'' beat him was with mystical help
help.
** Commander Vachir, who runs Tai Lung's prison. If he had heard Shifu's message and said "''Oh, okay. I'll get right on that''", nothing would have happened. Instead, Vachir took it as a slight, and decided to imprint the sheer extreme extent of the prison on the poor goose, and inadvertently gave Tai Lung his magic feather. And that turned out badly.



** In the Sequel [[spoiler: Lord Shen went out and killed all the pandas just because he heard one would defeat him. This gets him exiled by his parents. He does not take it well]]
2nd May '17 1:26:23 PM Mdumas43073
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''Kung Fu Panda'' (2008) is a CG-animated {{Dramedy}} from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, balanced between FunnyAnimal humor, gorgeous art, and epic martial arts action. Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of Chinese legend, the story follows Po, the (obviously adopted) son of a noodle shop owner. A gushing FanBoy of kung fu, Po is a lumbering, awkward ManChild who lives in the shadow of the legendary Jade Palace, home of six of China's greatest kung-fu warriors. When ''their'' OldMaster, Oogway, makes his selection of [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior,]] Po is astounded to learn that it's ''him.'' His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, the OneManArmy who believes ''he'' deserves the title of Dragon Warrior... and will destroy anyone who objects. And Po ''still hasn't learned kung fu.''

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''Kung Fu Panda'' (2008) is a 2008 CG-animated {{Dramedy}} from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, balanced between FunnyAnimal humor, gorgeous art, and epic martial arts action. action.

Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of Chinese legend, the story follows Po, the (obviously adopted) son of a noodle shop owner. A gushing FanBoy of kung fu, Po is a lumbering, awkward ManChild who lives in the shadow of the legendary Jade Palace, home of six of China's greatest kung-fu warriors. When ''their'' OldMaster, Oogway, makes his selection of [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior,]] Po is astounded to learn that it's ''him.'' His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, the OneManArmy who believes ''he'' deserves the title of Dragon Warrior... and will destroy anyone who objects. And Po ''still hasn't learned kung fu.''
2nd May '17 1:25:29 PM Mdumas43073
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''Kung Fu Panda'' is a CG-animated {{Dramedy}} from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, balanced between FunnyAnimal humor, gorgeous art, and epic martial arts action. Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of Chinese legend, the story follows Po, the (obviously adopted) son of a noodle shop owner. A gushing FanBoy of kung fu, Po is a lumbering, awkward ManChild who lives in the shadow of the legendary Jade Palace, home of six of China's greatest kung-fu warriors. When ''their'' OldMaster, Oogway, makes his selection of [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior,]] Po is astounded to learn that it's ''him.'' His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, the OneManArmy who believes ''he'' deserves the title of Dragon Warrior... and will destroy anyone who objects. And Po ''still hasn't learned kung fu.''

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''Kung Fu Panda'' (2008) is a CG-animated {{Dramedy}} from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, balanced between FunnyAnimal humor, gorgeous art, and epic martial arts action. Set in an [[WorldOfFunnyAnimals anthropomorphic animal version]] of Chinese legend, the story follows Po, the (obviously adopted) son of a noodle shop owner. A gushing FanBoy of kung fu, Po is a lumbering, awkward ManChild who lives in the shadow of the legendary Jade Palace, home of six of China's greatest kung-fu warriors. When ''their'' OldMaster, Oogway, makes his selection of [[TheChosenOne the Dragon Warrior,]] Po is astounded to learn that it's ''him.'' His battle for acceptance by the people he's looked up to his whole life leads him on both comic and tragic turns, especially once he finds out what being TheChosenOne actually ''means'': fighting Tai Lung, the OneManArmy who believes ''he'' deserves the title of Dragon Warrior... and will destroy anyone who objects. And Po ''still hasn't learned kung fu.''
21st Feb '17 2:32:29 PM maylove25
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses [[http://jpopsuki.tv/video/Hey%2521-Say%2521-JUMP---Your-Seed/c2839c99ed58b68e6740d53fea42a546 "Your Seed"]] as the theme song.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses [[http://jpopsuki.tv/video/Hey%2521-Say%2521-JUMP---Your-Seed/c2839c99ed58b68e6740d53fea42a546 [[http://uploadsociety.com/video_v70431 "Your Seed"]] as the theme song.
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