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Kung Fu Computing

Why a Panda?

Kung Fu Panda has many themes, influences and choreography reminiscent of martial arts movies and martial pop culture, from Jackie Chan movies to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars. Ultimately, DreamWorks’ latest effort is a kids’ movie that riffs on grown-up Kung Fu action films. Whether it has franchise potential and can do for the advancement of CGI what Toy Story and Shrek have done is uncertain, but as with each new animated feature, DreamWorks has pushed the boundaries of technology-dependent art and entertainment with Kung Fu Panda.