Reel Lessons

Reel Lessons: Kung Fu Panda

A classic from our archives: An adolescent giant panda sets out to fulfil his destiny as a legendary warrior, demonstrating the power of self belief.

A kung fu-fighting panda
Yes. Po, an aimless and under-achieving panda, is catapulted quite literally from obscurity to fulfil an unlikely destiny as the Dragon Warrior.

Aren’t all pandas under-achieving
Well, yes. Pandas are technically carnivores and can barely digest bamboo, which means they get almost no nutrition from their chosen diet, which in turn means that your average panda, far from being the mean predator he’s equipped to be, is instead a useless lump that lives in a constant state of near-starvation. But I digress...

Right, this is a cartoon panda.
Exactly. He talks, works at a noodle stand and...

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