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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Jack Black
Angelina Jolie
Jackie Chan
Lucy Liu
Dustin Hoffman
Ian McShane
Seth Rogen
Directors
John Stevenson
Mark Osborne
Screenwriters
Jonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger
Running Time
92 minutes

Kung Fu Panda
Like the Karate Kid, but fatter and furrier


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Kung Fu Panda

Plot
Slacker panda Po (Black) gets more than he bargained for when he is selected as the Dragon Warrior - a fabled kung fu master - and pitted against a vengeful snow leopard (Ian McShane).


Verdict
Rudimentary plot and merely decent gags aside, this is the finest DreamWorks Animation effort since the first Shrek, chiefly because of its astonishing visuals and kinetic kung fu sequences.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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