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Ursinho da Pesada, known in English as The Little Panda Fighter, is a 2008 Brazilian Direct-to-Video film by Vídeo Brinquedo that is, to say the least, "inspired" by Kung Fu Panda. A panda named Pancada works at a boxing club, but dreams of becoming a professional dancer. His boss, hoping to get back in the ring, fights a bear named Teddy Thunders, but due to an incident with the washing machine, everyone thinks he's Pancada. Now, Pancada is forced to fight in the ring for a battle that could determine the fate of the business.

See also Chop Kick Panda, another Kung Fu Panda knockoff.


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  • Batman Gambit: At the end of the movie, Polaris bets all of his money on Pancada losing to Teddy Thunders, and is able to hand the Bear Bar Box over to Pancada, who turns it into a dance club, while Polaris retires to somewhere nice and cold.
  • Clark Kenting: Taken Up to Eleven. Polaris the polar bear manages to hide his identity by putting on a leotard and a bandit mask while fighting the current boxing champion Teddy Thunders, and when his disguise shrinks instead of being exposed everyone thinks he's Pancada the panda, even though they look completely different.
  • Covers Always Lie: The artwork on the cover looks much better than the film's actual animation. Plus, the scene showchased does not appear in the actual movie.
  • Karma Houdini: Polaris pretty much tricks everyone into giving him their money, and gets away with it.
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  • The Mockbuster: A pretty flagrant rip-off of Kung Fu Panda.
  • Never Trust a Title: The titular panda is not "little", as he is one of the largest characters in the movie. Plus, he only fights for thirty seconds at the end of the movie, and he gets his ass kicked.
  • Non-Action Guy: Pancada would prefer to dance rather than fight.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: A bunch of people come up to Pancada and commend him on what they thought were his fighting skills and he thinks they're talking about his dancing audition, even though they were clearly not there watching. This is soon followed by another one between Pancada and Polaris, which is even more poorly constructed.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Beth serves no purpose in the story aside from being Pancada's Love Interest.

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