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Still shot from the movie: Kung Fu Panda.

Kung Fu Panda

Being a martial arts master takes a lot of hard work and self-discipline, traits that Po the Panda (voice of Jack Black) doesn't really possess. However, when his town is threatened, and the "Chosen One" needs to be found, a group of highly trained warriors attempt to give the pudgy bear the necessary makeover. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 05 Jun 2008
Video Release: 10 Nov 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What kinds of father/son relationships are portrayed in this film? What role can fathers play in helping their children achieve success in life? At what point must a child be responsible for his or her own decisions?

Master Oogway believes that people often meet their destiny on the road they take to avoid it. Are some issues in life better confronted than avoided? How can facing fears build strength and character in a person?

Many of the martial arts are designed to help a person find inner discipline and peace. What does Master Shifu discover about letting go of the ‘illusion of control’? How does Po help him achieve tranquility?

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