Monday, November 17, 2008

Everyone was Kung Fu Fighting!

I've been waiting to see Kung Fu Panda from the moment it was released in the theater. I had to wait a little longer than I wanted but believe me it was worth it! At first the thought of a kung fu fighting panda just didn't seem funny and I was not so interested until I saw my first trailer. With a cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, David Cross and Dustan Hoffman I figured there had to be more to it.

Everyone dreams to be something that they may or may not be able to do. For me I've dreamed for as long as I can remember and possibly even longer than that to be a famous horse trainer or even just to own a successful horse training facility. I came pretty close at one point to at least realizing the first half of my dream but thanks to a pretty bad scare I let my dream go and that whole issue of how much a farm actually costs. So I guess if a 4'10 girl can dream to train huge thoroughbreds and do pretty good its not so far off that a big panda could do kung fu? heh.

Po our panda hero starts off life as a lowly worker in his father's noodle shop but all he dreams about is to be a famous kung fu warrior like the Furious Five. When they Annice that the Dragon Warrior is to be chosen, only the most powerful kung fu master ever, Po has to go watch but sadly he doesn't make it in time and finds himself locked out of the arena. With a little luck, help of some fireworks, and really what is half an accident Po finds himself in the middle of the arena and to his and everyone elses surprise he is named the Dragon Warrior. Mind you Po has never done any Kung Fu, EVER, in his life.

With the ultimate evil kung fu master escapes from his prison Po and his new classmates and Master have to accept that Po may or may not be the Dragon Warrior but they have to believe. Even Po has a hard time believing in himself. I mean how can a huge flabby panda who can't even make it through the training gauntlet defeat the ultimate kung fu warrior? It's really a cute tale of the unexpected and acceptance.

You learn to love the entire cast of Kung Fu Panda but the problem is the story mostly revolves around Po's journey to becoming the Dragon Warrior. So many questions are left unanswered like why Po's father is a duck and not a panda, what happens to Po after he is the Dragon Warrior. The story of each of the Furious Five and basically everything you wondered and more after watching Kung Fu Panda. The story itself is good though and a wonderful addition to the movie but the real fun of The Secrets of the Furious Five is the extra features. It includes a feature on how to do the panda dance as well as how to do some of the kung fu moves (ok.. not really its actually a dance routine but its fun!). You can only get The Secrets of the Furious Five if you buy the gift pack that includes both Kung Fu Panda and The Secrets of the Furious Five together.

You can get your Kung Fu Panda and The Secrets of the Furious Five gift pack on Amazon right now!

I have three Kung Fu Panda and the Secrets of the Furious Five gift packs to give away to three lucky readers!!! :)

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  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Kung Fu Panda and the Secrets of the Furious Five and tell me either what your favorite part about the movie was if you have seen Kung Fu Panda or what your most excited about!
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    • This contest will end Dec 30th at midnight!

101 Comments:

caseykelp said...

I like the wide range of actors/actresses they used for the voices. It should be good.
come on now...jack black, dustin hoffman and jackie chan..cool

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coriwestphal said...

My fave part is when he's trying to look at his toes and he can't because his belly is too big. I can relate... :( Thanks for the great contest!

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I'm also a subscriber, thanks!

penguin28 said...

My kids and I woul love to see this. I am looking forward to the songs and the funny characters.

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pink182 said...

I like to whole "no charge for awesomeness.. or attractiveness" it was funny... maybe funnier than it should have been. lol

Diane said...

I've really been wanting to see this one! My son is really into Kung Fu, already at age 2 1/2. That's because his daddy does Tai Chi. The kid even has an outfit! He'd go nuts about this.

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Crochet by Momma J said...

My 7-year-old daughter and I have been dying to see this movie. We were not able to see it in theaters and are so excited it is out on dvd now!

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FawnGeorge said...

I'm excited about just seeing the movie. Seeing how Panda interacts with the others. We out getting to see Kung Fu Panda next on Netflix.

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gkstratos said...

I loved how the animators captured the landscape in the movie.
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Carol said...

These sound great for my grandsons. They love to dance and are always putting on shows for us! lol I know they will enjoy the panda dance and the kung fu moves.
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Jesica said...

I collected pandas when I was younger, so I've been waiting to see this since they first started advertising it.

We have it here right now - borrowed from a friend - I guess I should watch it before we have to return it.

Jesica said...

I'm a subscriber

RebekahC said...

Kung Fu Panda was an awesome movie, and it's one that my family can't wait to get. My husband is a black belt in kung fu and actually has his own kwoon [aka school], so I think this is such an appropriate movie for us. Loved the training scenes with Po, Shifu, and the chopsticks. Hilarious!

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I subscribe.
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VickeC said...

we havent seen it yet,but I know our favorite will be the panda,my grandson already him thru the advertizing we have seen so far,thanks


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VickeC said...

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Jenna said...

My niece would love this DVD. I have never seen the movie, but I know she loves it because she is in the Panda room at preschool. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenna said...

I subscribe!

Millie said...

My boys sing the song "Everyone was kung fu fighting..." and they finish it with instead of chimes they sing "blablablablablablab " lol
Its a case of you have to be there because its just too cute for words! Thank you for giving us a chance to win :)

Millie said...

I am a subscriber :)

Brenda S. said...

I've really been wanting to see this one! Thanks!
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oona said...

I haven't seen it, but I am really excited to hear Dustin Hoffman do the voice of a character, he's one of my favorite actors (ever since the Graduate)!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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TheAngelForever said...

I have not seen this movie. I am looking forward to it because I have heard fabulous things about it. Plus the track record of the company makes it a must see. Thanks for the great giveaway.

TheAngelForever said...

I am subscribed to your feed :)

always_317537 said...

I liked that the panda had to believe to use his powers.

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Shelly said...

This was a fun movie - I liked the first dream scene

Sarah S said...

I look forward to recognizing the celebrity voices - that always makes animated movies extra fun!

Sarah S said...

I'm a subscriber

The Jacobsen Family! said...

My favorite part of the movie was at the end when Po is fighting Tai Lung. It's my favorite part because it's my sons favorite part, and he laughs and laughs more hysterically than I usually hear him laugh (esp when Tai Lung bites his own tail and sounds like a kitten)... It's infectious. =)

Ann said...

When we were over on a family vacation we saw it in Dutch. I would love to win the movie in English to see the differences in the jokes. We loved the whole movie, I just loved to watch my kids laughing.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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judybrittle said...

I have really been wanting to see this with my grandkids. I would so love to win this! Thank you!
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judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.
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Anonymous said...

i loved the whole thing
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Danielle said...

My son is in love with this movie! I love it too because it has so many good messages in it. Even though the chubby Panda doesn't seem like a likely candidate for the Dragon Warrior, he surprises the viewers and himself with his hidden ability. Maybe that chubbiness wasn't all bad after all?!
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Danielle said...

Also a subscriber!
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TXsunlover said...

I haven't seen this movie yet but I love Dustin Hoffman (even if its just his voice!).
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I'm a subscriber!
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Alyssa said...

I'm excited about the second DVD. I did have a lot of questions after the movie was over, it would be great to learn the answers!

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Lalycairn said...

I am just excited to watch them with my daughter. We have not seen either of them yet!

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Lalycairn said...

I am just excited to watch them with my daughter. We have not seen either of them yet!

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Marigold said...

My favorite part of the movie was the animation of the Turtle Master. I could watch that guy all day.

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Marigold said...

I'm subscribed.

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Sara G said...

I havent seen it yet, but it just look so funny and I love panda bears! germandarius{at}gmail{dot}com

Annemarie said...

When Po realizes what the Dragon Scroll really means.

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cathyhall said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I'm excited to hear Jack Blacks and Angeilina's voices as the characters (Panda and the Tigress). I admire them both.

cathyhall said...

I am an RSS subscriber, thanks.

Tamara said...

We didn't get to see it in the movie theatres so We are excited to see the animation and the music.
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Tamara said...

I am a subscriber.
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Brooke said...

I'd be excited to see the training sequence i missed when my daughter had to go to the bathroom.

Brooke said...

I subscribe.

~*Just Plain Momma*~ said...

my son's favorite part when he saw it at his grandmother's house was the music...of course ehe is 15 months...my other kids say they can't pick a favorite...that whole movie is awesome...I dont know I didn't see it...
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Kandyland29 said...

My favorite part is ... "There is no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness!!"

Kelly said...

I have not seen it yet, but my nephews say it is awesome, so I am just plain excited to see it!

*Marie* said...

1- I haven't seen, but I am way excited to! I am looking forward to being able to laugh my butt off at some good comedy. That man is priceless.

2- I blogged this contest, too.
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Becky said...

This movie looks like so much fun. I haven't seen it yet but I really like this part "an important message about believing in oneself and the power that comes from within".

Thanks so much!

Becky said...

I am a subscriber.

Rebecca said...

We have not seen this movie. i am looking forward to watching my littlest one dance to the music and my older boys practice their "Karate-O" when they see it (it might even be funnier than the movie!!).
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Ashley said...

I haven't seen it. I am most excited to see his awesome Kung Fu tricks, and the adult humor.
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Angelika said...

I just love the lovable Panda character!

Charlotte said...

I love watching the Kung Fu action scenes. The comedy is great, too.

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stampedwithgrace said...

your button's on my blog :)

stampedwithgrace said...

this was such a cute movie! I loved the funny face he made with acupunture.

abcdbanda said...

the all-star cast sounds great..i can't wait to see it! thanks!
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Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I cant pick a favorite part of the movie. I loved all of it!

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Shari & Andrew said...

I haven't had the chance to see this yet since I have a pretty young baby still and it's rare to go out, but I'd love to win this so that I could watch it with my niece and nephew when they come over!

Shari & Andrew said...

I'm also a subscriber!

3boyzmom said...

I want to see Kung Fu Panda with my kids!!! My oldest 2 saw it with their grandparents, but my husband and I and your youngest haven't seen it yet! That's what I would look forward to most, watching it as a family movie night movie! I also like watching my kids do their "Kung-Fu" moves!!

3boyzmom said...

I'm a subscriber!!

Alexandra Stephenson said...

My son saw this with his nana & LOVED it! I haven't seen it, so I'm just excited about seeing the whole thing. I love watching new movies :)

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RE said...

Thanks for the great contest! My kids would love this!

RE said...

I'm a subscriber!

andrea v said...

I've never seen this, but i know my kids would just love the characters.
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Liz said...

My kiddos have seen this, but hubby and I haven't and have heard how funny and great it is! Thanks

Liz said...

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adennispac said...

I'm most excited about sharing this movie with my son. HE loves pandas!
Thanks for the giveaway
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adennispac said...

I'm a subscriber!
Thanks for the giveaway
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Ginny said...

I have never seen it, but have heard it is very good! I love the cast that did the voices.

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angie said...

I haven't seen it yet so that's the main reason I want to win but also because I have heard that its funny & there's a wide range of actors & actresses as cast members.

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walters123 said...

Well, I never watched kung Fu Panda or the Furious Five and would like to. I think my daughters and my wife and I would enjoy it together as a family night movie. Thanks for the chance.

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kerri69 said...

I never did see this my girls really wanted to bad mom anyways i like jack black and my girls love karate and add the panda and thats what they would love about this movie

kerri69 said...

i am a subscriber

Sarah said...

I have not yet seen Kung Fu Panda, but I'm excited at the prospect of watching it with my son. So many great actors did voices for this movie.

Sarah said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

Misty said...

we havnt seen this yet, but are really excited about it. seems real cute and funny.
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Leane said...

I haven't had the chance to see the movie.....but I would love the chance to. I have heard Kung Fu Panda was funny and I would love a good laugh, any day!!

Leane said...

I have your button on my sidebar and I also subscribe!

Landy H said...

I have not seen the movie, but my son loves seeing the trailer for it. Thanks.

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Landy H said...

I am a subscriber.


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jennifer57 said...

I havn't gotten to see this movie yet

Timster said...

I like the wide range of actors/actresses they used for the voices.

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