Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu PandaThere is no secret recipe.

That’s the message of Kung Fu Panda.  Self-belief is the key to realizing your potential and Po the panda’s hero’s journey leads him to that realization.

Po begins his journey living in the village as the son of a noodle maker.  He dreams of bigger things and feels out of place.  The symbolic fact that he is a panda surrounded by pigs, rabbits, and geese helps point that out to the audience.  His father speaks of his chance to go on a hero’s journey earlier in life – a call that he refused.  The Refusal of the Call is a common step on Campbell’s hero’s journey.  It can act as a warning to other heroes or part of the test for the hero.

Po lacks confidence as his Call to Adventure arrives.  Those around him keep him in that frame of mind until his refusal to give up on his Path of Trials brings him some respect from Crane, Mantis, and Viper.

The classic end of the hero’s journey, The Ultimate Boon, is in the movie too.  The Scroll was Po’s physical goal, but as with all hero’s journeys it is the knowledge that is more important.  The mirrored surface of the scroll provided Po with the insight he needed to become the fabled Dragon Warrior.  His transformation helped change the world.

This movie is not only hilarious, it has a wonderful story to tell.  Take your kids and talk to them about the lessons.

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73 Responses to Kung Fu Panda

  1. Kenneth September 1, 2008 at 5:28 am #

    Love the trill. I must there is a great lesson to learn in this hero episode of kungfu panda. Keep on the good work people.

  2. bebhusha kc September 22, 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    love the each and every part it. seems to be like soul in every moment of this movie. all the characters are cute and amazing. in short ,i love the movie, thumbs up to u

  3. Anonymous September 23, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    kung fu panda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Arlec September 24, 2008 at 6:20 pm #

    Hilarious film!

  5. Anonymous October 13, 2008 at 1:17 pm #

    esta buenasoooooooo
    yo soy de dolores(uruguay)
    Me encanta kung fu panda y aca se hacen carrozas de la fiesta de la primavera e hicimos un carro y estaba Kung Fu Panda grande!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Me llámo Carla Labriola Rios…………….

  6. Anonymous October 13, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    como veo todos escriben en english pero yo no se tanto por eso escribo en español.
    Jejejejejejeje
    LOVE Kung Fu Panda
    Besitos para todos los que lean esto.

  7. Matt Langdon October 13, 2008 at 1:23 pm #

    I’m glad you liked it Carla. I’d love to see a photo of the cart you made for the parade.

  8. Anonymous October 13, 2008 at 1:24 pm #

    Me encanto la pelicula
    ESta re CoPaDa
    SaBELo
    LOve KUng Fu PaNda
    TTTTTTTTTTTT.kkkkkkkkkkkk.MMMMMmmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmmMMM
    Besitos a ToDos los Que LeAN esTo
    KunG Fu PaNDa ThE BEst
    SoY de dOLOres URuguaY ThE bEst!!!!JEjE
    KIssssssssss ByE
    CArLa

  9. Anonymous October 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm #

    el que lea esto es un puuUuUUUuuUUuuTttTTttoooooooOOOo
    SaBBBBeLlllllllllllLLLLllllo
    JJjJeeEeeeeEeEeeEEeEeEeeee

  10. Anonymous October 13, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    quien mierda sos loco trolo yo escribo comentarios nada maas sacale foto a tu culo
    GorDo trolooooooooooooo

    Y si no me pedis disculpas llamo a la policia. mi nombre en realidad no es carla labriola rios es sofia perez
    BBBBBByyyyyyyEEEEEEEEEE

    • cv June 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

      guo

  11. NeNe October 16, 2008 at 4:44 am #

    qst panda assomiglia trp a un mio amico…tvb

  12. jeby October 27, 2008 at 12:35 pm #

    nice film with a lot of
    meassages

  13. Bisma November 18, 2008 at 7:20 am #

    it was grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!!!!
    well i love it.haiyyyyyyyyyyah!!
    go po.
    it is a very lesoning story.i loved it.
    theres no secret recipe.

  14. Edina November 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    nao tem o q falar!!! MARAVILHOSO….LINDOOO…

  15. yaly November 27, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    hola soy de puerto rico y me encanta Po el panda

  16. AGUSNACHO November 30, 2008 at 2:43 am #

    aguante kun fu panda lo ++++++++++++

  17. juan manuel kung-fu panda December 3, 2008 at 9:16 pm #

    acabo de ber kung-fu panda jajaja es lo +

  18. loganRma December 5, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    ENTER THE NEW DRA… PANDA…
    ABSOLUTELY AWSOME
    hmuhnawm bon Top !!!!

  19. Maíra December 15, 2008 at 12:29 pm #

    eu amo KUNGFUUUUUUUUUUUUU PANDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  20. Gabriel N. December 26, 2008 at 7:17 pm #

    IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLove it!
    BYE
    GABRIEL

  21. Anonymous January 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

    this panda is coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  22. Anonymous January 19, 2009 at 2:10 am #

    kung fu panda is the best

  23. jams lee January 19, 2009 at 2:11 am #

    kung fu panda is the best

  24. Po February 3, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Guille se la come.

  25. Zeta February 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    kung fu panda is the best + super + coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Anonymous February 18, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    “…got the tenders…” got me on the floor LMAO.

  27. Anonymous March 1, 2009 at 6:41 am #

    fcūiyouln;l/.

  28. Anonymous March 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    awwwwwwww it was soooooooo funny hehehehehe oh! zori just cant stop laughing…………lols ohnestly, i like it mwuahz i love you panda

  29. phlz March 4, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    awwwwwwwww it was zooooooo funny hehehehehehehe oh zori! i just cant stop laughing about it………..nah ohnestly, i love it!!!!! it reminds me of becoming a hero, is not what you think but what you believe xoxoxox

  30. pichon macino blas yang March 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    es una pelicula se estreno como aproximadamente como un año y esta muy buena yo la recomiendo gracias por su apoyo ok

  31. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    clasik i love i its clasik best film

  32. po lon April 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    clasik best film ever funneyst film in the world

  33. po lon April 5, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    i love it claaaaaaaaasik i lovvvvvvvve itttttttt

  34. oys April 8, 2009 at 3:38 am #

    i luv kun fu panda…
    kung fu panda is the best….

    po ilove uuuuuuuuuuuu…

    kung fuuuuuuu….

  35. munyukmentel April 10, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    My thumbs up for this movie…

  36. Anonymous April 12, 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    No!! It’s “There is no secret ingredient.” Ingredient! INGREDIENT! Not recipe! INGREDIENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can’t write a review and get the moral quote thing wrong!

  37. Anonymous April 17, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    naj bolji crtani

  38. rockoloco May 14, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

    hi, i love that movie!!!

  39. zymon June 7, 2009 at 7:17 am #

    its fantastic movie

  40. faith July 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    da is nmooie film

  41. jairo July 20, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    eu gostei do filme

  42. dato August 20, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

  43. indra September 21, 2009 at 2:19 am #

    Kung Fu Panda is The Best film,I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Kung Fu PAnda

  44. jose October 30, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    yo soy po

  45. dilya October 31, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    looooooooooolthe move is nice

  46. maryan October 31, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    what is this comentloooooooooool

  47. Alyssa November 6, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    I believe the person whom decided to create this movie; Kung Fu panda, needs alot of credit because without me seeing this certain movie iwould of never got the message he was trying to express. In my opinion, this movie was trying to tell everyone to be themselves and do what you love to do . Other than that the movie was great and represented alot of very good details. All credit from me goes to the artist of the movie. : )

    • Alyssa Chavez November 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

      Yo comi pizza con brianna y mis hermanos, y tu. Ayer yo practique deportes y yo baile en la escuala. Yo fui a la cine.

  48. Charleycox November 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    I have just watched Kung Fu panda it is good I thougt that he couldn’t defeet tilan I thout that he was going to get defeeted by tilan but I was wrong… Lol I like Kung Fu panda

  49. Charleycox November 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    It has only just fineshed lollllllll

  50. muchie November 10, 2009 at 7:44 am #

    The part that I love most is at the beginning, where its said ‘and the warrior said nothing becoz his mouth was full, and then, he swallowed and he talked..”

  51. Martin November 23, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    AWESOM,E

  52. didi December 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    qko e ewie

  53. Ma. Niña Rose I. Agustino January 2, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    i really love this movie,,,,, i love the moral lessons

  54. ñaña January 2, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    love it so much….

  55. moorthi January 12, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    actualy i realy love thiz movie………………..nd specialy my pandaaaaaaaa,,,,,,i love it….

  56. Michel Lavergne February 8, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    This is an excellent movie. My kids loved it as much as I did 😉

  57. auston March 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    nice film

  58. Waseup March 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    badbadmovie

  59. Waseup March 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    ffdgggpopopopopop baddddddddddddddddddddddd1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. jdksjdiooooooooo12236598*7+ March 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    xo me pooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. jdksjdiooooooooo12236598*7+ March 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    goood boy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^&*()

  62. Jeffrey March 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    wow. first you help me on hero motif and now you have a blog about the movie im analyzing. it’s like you know Im here XD THANX (again)

  63. Matt March 11, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    Hey Jeffrey, I’m here to help. Email me if you need anything else!

    • mohammed January 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

      i still dont get how how the hero fits campbell’s pattern in the hero’s journey.

  64. Anonymous April 11, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    AwSome

  65. Dominic May 5, 2010 at 4:45 am #

    AWESOMEEEEEEE

  66. Anonymous May 5, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    aWESOME mOVIE

  67. David Jackson June 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    incredible this is the more exciting movie

  68. mikah davis November 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    I believe Kung Fu Panda is about self belief and self esteem, but it is also a story about an under dog.In the beginning he is just a lost panda who is the son of a noodle chef who has no clue what he wants to do, and he just feels out of place.Then his path leads him to master Ogway who claims he is the dragon warrior.No one not even Po believed he was the dragon warrior.After a series of difficult tasks he rises to the top and finally realized he was more than the son of the noodle chef.He was the dragon warrior.

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