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"How can kung fu stop something that stops kung fu?!"

Kung Fu Panda 2 is the 2011 Sequel to DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda.

Long ago, a peacock named Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) sought to harness the power of fireworks for a more practical use in weaponry, a cannon. His worried parents, the rulers of Gongmen City, consulted a Soothsayer, who foretold that Shen would be defeated by "a warrior of black and white". To prevent this, Shen destroyed an entire nearby panda village; but when he returned home, his horror-stricken parents exiled him. In response, Shen swore revenge and vowed to return to the city, complete his invention, and conquer all of China.

In the present day, Po, now a highly-skilled Dragon Warrior and the sixth member of the Furious Five, is trying to learn "inner peace" from Master Shifu. They're interrupted when a gang of wolves attack a village in search of metal to help in making Lord Shen's cannons. Po and the Furious Five set out for Gongmen City to stop the wicked peacock, and along the way, Po learns about his origins.

Considered one of DreamWorks' finest films, Kung Fu Panda 2 became one of the highest-grossing films of all time to be directed solely by a woman.

The movie's home video release came with a short titled Secrets of the Masters detailing the backstories of Masters Ox, Croc, and Rhino. In 2015, another prequel short titled Secrets of the Scroll was released, telling the story of how the Furious Five met each other. See here for their trope examples.

A sequel, titled Kung Fu Panda 3, was released on January 29, 2016.

For character tropes, see the franchise's Characters page.

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Shifu: It seems that you have found inner peace... (Frowns) And at such a young age.
Po: Well, I had a pretty good teacher.


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Why Aren't We Firing?!

Po, the Furious Five, Shifu, and Masters Ox and Croc are fighting Shen's wolf minions, while Shen angrily asks Boss Wolf why they're not firing their cannons and Boss Wolf tells him that they're taking out their gunners. When Shen orders Boss Wolf to fire his boat's main cannon, the latter objects since the wolves fighting their enemies would get killed in the crossfire. After Shen angrily repeats the order to fire, Boss Wolf throws down the torch and gets knifed by Shen, who aims his cannon at Po, though Tigress takes the hit instead.

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