Po reunites with his biological father and returns to his birthplace—a secret panda paradise, where he does not fit in. There he meets Mei Mei, an overly eager panda, who has been promised in an arranged marriage to Po. When an evil spirit called Kai terrorizes China and steals powers of defeated kung fu masters, Po must learn to train a village of clumsy, fun-loving pandas to become the band of Kung Fu Pandas.
Grab destiny by the rice dumplings The weight is over
Factual Mistake The panda village is said to be hidden in the forest and that only those who know where it is can find it. Yet after all but Tigress are captured, and she needs to get to Po for his help, she has no trouble locating the village and arriving
Miscellaneous When Oogway fight with General Kai face to face in the Spirit World, he wrote the Chinese character Chi and pushed it to attack Kai. Since the audience can see this Chinese character in the right way, that means Oogway wrote this Chinese character in the opposite way (like in a mirror), which is awkward
In the first and second films, Tigress wore a red qipao with golden vine patterns and black pants. In this film, she wears a long-sleeved yellow tunic with red vine patterns and black pants
This is the first Kung Fu Panda film where Tigress wears different clothes.
Jamie Campbell Bower was cast to voice Po's real father but was replaced by actor Bryan Cranston
One third of the film was made in China, and the rest was made in the United States, at DWA
Kai is the first Kung Fu Panda villain to not have a British accent
The CEO of Dreamworks confirmed that this is not the last movie in the franchise and that 3 Kung Fu Panda films are planned ahead
This is the first time that any major American animated feature film has been co-produced with a Chinese firm
Shrek and Donkey pass by these same stones on their way to Fionas castle in the first Shrek movie
During the traveling Montage Po and his father endure on their way to the secret panda village, they pass by two large stones that sit on a equally stone like terrain and are slanted toward the right of the screen
This has been the longest wait for a sequel to a previous Dreamworks computer-animated film to date
Jackie Chan is the only actor to be voicing 2 different characters in the film's English release (as Monkey) and Mandarin release (as Li/Po's birth father)
Four of Angelina Jolie's children, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie Pitt, are voice extras in the scene when Po talks to the pandas about a game plan
The film was originally scheduled for December 23, 2015 but the studio delayed to avoid directly competing with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
Mads Mikkelsen was originally going to voice Kai, but he had to back out due to schedule conflicts and so was replaced with J.K. Simmons.
The first "Kung Fu Panda" film to be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox, since the end of DreamWorks Animation's deal with Paramount Pictures in 2012.
Rebel Wilson dropped out of playing Mei Mei. She was replaced by Kate Hudson.
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