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Po and the Furious Five venture to China to battle a villain and uncover the secrets of Po's mysterious origins.
In KUNG FU PANDA 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. He must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins only then will Po be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.
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Jack Black is back as Po in DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA 2, the fiercely funny, "winning sequel" (Scott Bowles, USA TODAY) to the Academy Award® nominated original film. On his first big challenge since becoming the Dragon Warrior, Po must lead his friends and fellow kung fu masters The Furious Five on a mission of epic proportions to defeat his most threatening rival yet. KUNG FU PANDA 2 packs a powerful punch that combines non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation in this all-new awesome adventure.
"KUNG FUN!" -Gene Shalit, Today -- Prepare for awesomeness with DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda, "a delightful movie that can stand among the very best animated features" (Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight). Jack Black is perfect as the voice of Po, a noodle-slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self – fuzzy flaws and all – in order to become the Dragon Warrior. With groundbreaking animation, an all-star cast and high-kicking humor, Kung Fu Panda is "Ultra-satisfying entertainment... There's heart in this movie and that's the secret ingredient." (Richard Corliss, Time)
As preparations for the Winter Feast build, Po is caught between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and his family holiday traditions.
Stars Jack Black as an unlikely "chosen one," who is trained by the "furious five" martial arts masters (Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Ian McShane) to become the Kung Fu Panda.
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