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Kung Fu Panda is a DreamWorks Animation franchise that began in 2008 with the release of the animated film Kung Fu Panda. It has gone onto include three sequels, three television cartoons, several Licensed Games, and theme park rides, amongst other derivatives.

The franchise takes place in a World of Funny Animals and is inspired by the Chinese genre of Wuxia. Po is a fanboyish panda obsessed with China's strongest kung-fu warriors, the Furious Five. To his (and everyone else's) surprise, Po is destined to become the most powerful warrior in all of China, the new Dragon Warrior. With the help of master Shifu and the Furious Five, Po must learn how to become a warrior.

Kung Fu Panda media:

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    Short Films and Specials 
  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)
  • Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2015)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Panda Paws (2016)

    TV Series 

    Video Games 

    Theme Park Attractions 


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Lord Shen's Death

When Lord Shen accidentally causes his own death, by cutting the ropes that support his canon, the peacock simply closes his eyes and accepts his fate, before being crushed by the giant weapon.

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