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"Kung Fu Panda" was released in the U.S. on June 6, 2008. The film grossed more than $60 million in the U.S. during its opening weekend.
Black won the Kids' Choice award for favorite voice from an animated movie for his work on "Kung Fu Panda."
Po works at his father's noodle shop before he is selected to train in kung fu.
Filmmakers spent years studying Chinese art, music, culture and kung fu movies to produce an authentic feel for the movie.
"Kung Fu Panda" took four years to complete. According to visual effects supervisor Markus Manninen, the animation used throughout the movie was more complex than anything DreamWorks had done before.
The fighting styles of the Furious Five members are actual kung fu styles modeled after each animal.
"Kung Fu Panda 3" was released Jan. 29, 2016, bringing the franchise total to three animated features. The trio of movies has grossed more than $497 million domestically.
Jolie reprises her role as Tigress in two full-length sequels to "Kung Fu Panda" and one animated short film.
Actor James Hong plays the voice of Mr. Ping, who is never mentioned by name in the first movie.
In 2009 Hoffman won an Annie Award for best voice acting in an animated feature production for his work on "Kung Fu Panda."
"Oogway," written in its Mandarin form, is "wu-gui," which means tortoise.
Po lives in the Valley of Peace.
Chan recorded his lines for the Mandarin, Cantonese and English versions of the first film in a single session in October 2007.
Along with Zeng and Tai Lung, Master Oogway does not appear in "Kung Fu Panda 2."
Tai Lung is a snow leopard. British actor Ian McShane voices Tai Lung.
Both "Pandamonium" and "The Kaboom of Doom" were considered as working subtitles before filmmakers decided on "Kung Fu Panda 2."
Po found absolutely nothing on the Dragon Scroll in "Kung Fu Panda."
In Mandarin the word "shi-fu" means teacher-master.
"Kung Fu Panda 2" was released in 2011. The film was directed by Jennifer Yuh and received an Academy Award nomination for best animated feature film of the year.
The Shen character was originally created to be an evil mayor in the 2008 movie "Kung Fu Panda" but was dropped before production began.
Liu said in a 2008 interview that she was sold on voicing the character after seeing concept art for "Kung Fu Panda."
Tai Lung escapes from Chorh-Gom Prison. "Chorh-Gom" means "to sit in prison" in Cantonese.
The scene when the awe-struck Po enters the Jade Palace was inspired by the director's first experience entering "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.
He voices Master Croc in "Kung Fu Panda 2." The film marked the debut of Van Damme as a voice actor in an animated film.
The Chinese are believed to have invented the first crude cannons around 900 C.E.
They travel to Gongmen City to confront Shen. Filmmakers traveled to China and found the inspiration for the fictional Gongmen City in the real walled city of Pingyao.
Garber said in a 2011 interview, "I have four lines in 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' but I'd love to do more animated films."
Mr. Ping reveals to Po that there is no secret ingredient in secret ingredient soup. Mr. Ping adds, "To make something special you just have to believe it's special."
American actor J.K. Simmons voices Kai, while British actors Gary Oldman and Ian McShane voice the villains from the first two films.
Cranston won multiple Emmys and a Golden Globe for his role as Walter White on the television series "Breaking Bad."