Kung Fu Panda 2 – End Credits
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You can learn a lot from Films. Especially when your teacher is the great Shifu and lessons are from the legendary Dragon Scroll.
The Dragon Scroll. The secrets are passed down to the chosen one, who shall protect and serve it’s teachings. Each lesson that is learnt can help one become at peace with themselves and with the world around them.
That’s enough mystic talk, any more and I think I’m going to reach a higher plane of existence without getting to see Kung Fu Panda 2 on Blue Ray DVD but in all seriousness. The magic of animated movies is seeing the funny and magical quest of the protagonist, in this case Po but over at Kadampa Life they let you into the mind of our lovable Panda.
Written by LUNA KADAMPA you get to see what he saw and feel what he felt. It’s something to definitely have a read of, all the teaches of a Buddhist wrap up the hilariousness Kung Fu Panda. Scadoosh !
Here’s a short excerpt to have to have a gander at- and no you don’t need soothing music or to be sitting on a pile of nails. Well only if you want to.
MASTERS AND STUDENTS
My favorite theme is the transformative relationships between the Masters and their students. The Panda Po says to Master Shifu, “You are not my master!”, but that changes when he believes he can learn to be a great Kung Fu warrior and that Master Shifu can teach him. Similarly, we only need a Spiritual Guide if we decide we want to follow in his footsteps along a spiritual path.
Shifu maintains great devotion to his own Master Oogway, even when he seems to be behaving erratically and appointing a very odd choice for the Dragon Warrior. He questions his Master but listens carefully to his replies and is inspired by them. “Obeying the master is not a weakness” says Shifu to the snow leopard Tai Lung. Tai Lung shows the treacherous contrast of what happens if we let our pride and self-cherishing run out of control, and how feeling superior to our own teacher inevitably ends up sooner or later in hubristic disaster.
All that said and done , I think you got to cancel that order on Amazon for Meditation for dummies and Enlighten yourself with more teachings.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson has lent her talents to four of DreamWorks Animation’s motion pictures: 2008’s Kung Fu Panda (as head of story), 2005’s Madagascar (as story artist), 2003’s Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (as head of story) and 2002’s Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (also as story artist).
Prior to joining DreamWorks, Nelson worked at HBO Animation, developing various projects and short series. She has worn many hats, serving as director, story artist and character designer for HBO’s animated series Spawn, which won an Emmy Award in 1999 for Outstanding Animated Program.
Nelson’s career in animation has spanned several countries, including Korea and Japan, where she oversaw animation for HBO. Nelson has also worked in Sydney, Australia, serving as a story artist and illustrator for the live-action feature Dark City for Mystery Clock Productions.
Nelson attended California State University, Long Beach where she received a BFA in Illustration. Nelson has also published several independent comic books.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson is the first female to join the small but elite group of animation directors.
Why has it taken this long for a female to get top directing job? Animation is still a niche industry compared to Live-action films and thus competition for directing jobs is fierce.
Hopefully there will be an influx of diversity into the animation scene which should give our future animations new and exciting direction.
Are you looking forward to the release of Kung Fu Panda 2? Then you’ll be exited to hear that Dreamworks has teamed up with Nickelodeon to bring you a Kung Fu Panda TV series called “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness“
Kung Fu Panda 2 Trailer
Did You love Kung Fu Panda? Are you Looking forward to Kung Fu Panda 2?
Well now you have “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” to look forward to as well.
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness tells the continuing adventures of [Master] Po . . . as he trains, protects, fights, teaches, learns, stumbles, talks too much, and geeks out as the newest hero in the Valley of Peace. Now living in the barracks with the Furious Five, Po will have to take on his many new responsibilities, his many new adversaries, and his many old pounds in the continuing education and adventures of the Dragon Warrior. And kick some serious boo-tay. Yeah, that goes without saying. For being the Dragon Warrior is not a destination, it’s a journey. Unfortunately for Po, most of that journey is uphill.
“Legends of Awesomeness” is a new Animated TV series for Nickelodeon. Originally due to air January 2011, the shows air date had to be pushed back numerous times due to Dreamworks and Nickelodeon disagreeing on the best time to capitalise on the publicity gained from the release of the Film.
Now due to air sometime this fall after Kung Fu Panda 2 hits our screens.
2 Seasons worth of episodes (52 in total) have already been order for the series, which shows how confident both Dreamworks and Nickelodeon are.
A total of 1 Voice Actors from the Movie have been retained for the TV series and unfortunately it’s not Jack Black. James Hong who returns to voice Po’s father, is the 1 voice actor to resurrect his role. This either means no one was asked (probably because of the monetary cost to hire them) or they simple refused to do it.
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Just because you loved the film, you shouldn’t assume that you’ll like the series as well. That would be a mistake.
You will not see the same type of humor in the TV show as you did in the Movie. The voice actors are different, you can’t expect the same comic timing you get from Jack Black from Mick Wingert (new voice of “PO”). Everything will be reworked in order for it to fit into the shorter TV episodes and hit the right notes with its new audience.
You will be relieved to know that the “Furious Five” are still at the centre of the plot, with “PO” at the forefront. The TV series will not just focus on comedy, much like the film there will be a concrete storyline flowing through each episode.
Kung Fu Panda is not the first movie to be adapted for a TV series. Do You know that “How to Train Your Dragoon” and The plucky commando Penguins from “Madagascar” also have their own TV series, on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon respectively. DreamWorks also made a pilot for Monsters vs. Aliens and is considering a pilot for Megamind, watch this space.
Pandas may be going into extinction but there’s one that will still be alive and kicking! Dreamworks have released the new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2. The first movie was hilarious and exciting, the trailer proves the sequel will have as much Pandamoniom as the first.
We enter to see Po living his dream as the legendary Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace but what would the movie be if the Valley of Peace was always peaceful.
Po alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey are threatened by a villain who plans to conquer China with an unstoppable weapon and destroy Kung Fu.
They pick their words very carefully when giving names. Po must find a way to stop an unstoppable which can stop Kung Fu. Looking deep into his past Po will try and to uncover the secret to becoming victorious and stop the Valley of Peace being torn into pieces.
Enjoy the trailer…