Posts Tagged ‘Kung Fu Panda’

New York Times on "Kung Fu Panda"’s Success in China

by Ed Liuon July 20, 2008
The New York Times has taken a look at the success of Kung Fu Panda in China (free registration required), discussing how many in China are asking why an American studio could produce a movie using Chinese symbolism when Chinese moviemakers cannot. The article also briefly follows Asian-influenced entertainment in Western art from Gilbert & […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Success in China Triggers Introspection and Questions

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
The Guardian has noted that the success of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda in China (previously reported by Toon Zone News here) has triggered a round of soul-searching in the country asking why Hollywood could make such a sucessful movie using Chinese symbols when China itself cannot. The movie’s popularity caused a parliamentary cultural affairs […]

Work Begins on "Kung Fu Panda" Sequel, 2D Cartoon for DVD

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2008
The Animation Guild’s weblog is reporting that work has begun on the sequel movie to Kung Fu Panda at DreamWorks Animation. The same report states that, “animators are hand-drawing new material for the DVD of Kung Fu Panda.” (via Toon Zone member Dudley)

"Kung Fu Panda" Received with Enthusiasm in Asia

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2008
Variety reports a good reception for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda in South Korea and China’s Sichuan province. Even though the movie slipped to the #2 box office spot in South Korea this past weekend, Kung Fu Panda‘s $20.7 million box office take from 3.3 million admissions has made it the most successful animated feature […]

"Kung Fu Panda" Takes #2 Box Office Spot in Second Week of Release

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2008
DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda landed solidly in second place in the weekend’s box office race with estimated ticket sales of $21.7 million, ceding the top spot to the newly opened Get Smart ($39.2 million), running nearly even with The Incredible Hulk ($21.6 million), and trouncing The Love Guru ($14 million, all amounts estimated). The […]

Katzenberg Wants Five More "Kung Fu Panda" Movies

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2008
DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg wants to make five more Kung Fu Panda movies, stating that “There is a larger story here of which this is the first chapter.” However, he added that getting to the sequel will depend on the movie becoming a blockbuster hit. (via

Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of "Kung Fu Panda"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
DreamWorks Animation has announced that Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has joined the cast of Kung Fu Panda, a CGI-animated comedy slated for release in May 2008. Jolie will play Tigress, a martial-arts master who will aid in training Po, the title character voiced by Jack Black. Other cast members include Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, and […]

Press Release: Angelina Jolie Joins Cast of DreamWorks’ "Kung Fu Panda"

by Ed Liuon July 10, 2006
ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER ANGELINA JOLIE JOINS THE CAST OF THE HIGH-KICKING DREAMWORKS ANIMATION COMEDY “KUNG FU PANDA” DreamWorks Animation announced today that Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie will join Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman and Ian McShane in the cast of the computer-animated comedy “Kung Fu Panda.” The film will reunite Jolie and […]