Kung Fu Panda Movie (2008) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Kung Fu Panda

June 6, 2008
1hr 32min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Kung Fu Panda (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Kung Fu Panda Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateMay 15, 2008 (Cannes)
June 6, 2008 (United States)
Running time1hr 32min
StarringJack Black
Dustin Hoffman
Angelina Jolie
Ian McShane
Seth Rogen
Lucy Liu
David Cross
Randall Duk Kim
James Hong
Jackie Chan
Directed by John Stevenson
Mark Osborne
Screenplay byJonathan Aibel
Glenn Berger
Story byEthan Reiff
Cyrus Voris
Produced byMelissa Cobb
Edited by Clare Knight
Music byHans Zimmer
Production CompanyDreamWorks Animation
Distributor Paramount Pictures

Kung Fu Panda Movie Voice Cast & Characters:

  • Jack Black as Po, an energetic and accident-prone yet heroic giant panda and die-hard kung-fu fan who eventually becomes The Dragon Warrior, utilizing an unorthodox (but ultimately effective) training method involving food.
  • Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu, an elderly and strict red panda and kung fu master to the Furious Five, and Po and Tai Lung’s old master/adopted father.
  • Ian McShane as Tai Lung, an arrogant and aggressive snow leopard who was formerly Shifu’s adoptive son and student.
    • Riley Osborne as young Tai Lung.
  • The Furious Five:
    • Angelina Jolie as Master Tigress, a no-nonsense and tough-as-nails South China tiger and leader of the Furious Five.
    • Seth Rogen as Master Mantis, a dry-humored Chinese mantis.
    • Lucy Liu as Master Viper, a sweet and good-natured green tree-viper.
    • David Cross as Master Crane, a pragmatic and sarcastic red-crowned crane.
    • Jackie Chan as Master Monkey, an easy-going golden snub-nosed monkey. Chan reprised his role in the Chinese dubbing of the movie.
  • Randall Duk Kim as Grand Master Oogway, an ancient Galápagos tortoise and Shifu’s mentor.
  • James Hong is Mr. Ping, Po’s adoptive father, a happy-go-lucky Chinese goose who runs a noodle restaurant.
  • Dan Fogler as Zeng, a timid swan goose, and Shifu’s messenger.
  • Michael Clarke Duncan is Commander Vachir, a hubristic and boastful Javan rhinoceros who is the warden of Chorh-Gom Prison, where Tai Lung is imprisoned.


It’s the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around…which doesn’t exactly come in handy while working every day in his family’s noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po’s dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five — Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey — under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it’s up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart – and his girth – into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.

Kung Fu Panda Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$130 million
Worldwide Collection$631.7 million

About Kung Fu Panda Movie:

It is the first installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise.

The film held its world premiere at the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2008, where it received massive and sustained applause at the end of the film’s screening.

Kung Fu Panda opened in 4,114 theaters and grossed $20.3 million on its opening day and $60.2 million on its opening weekend, resulting in the number one position at the box office and becoming DreamWorks’ biggest opening for a non-sequel film.

By the end of its run, Kung Fu Panda had grossed $631.7 million on a budget of $130 million, making it the third highest-grossing film of 2008 and the highest-grossing animated film of the year worldwide, in addition to having the fourth-largest opening weekend for a DreamWorks film at the American and Canadian box office, behind the Shrek franchise.

Music composer Hans Zimmer visited China to absorb the culture and got to know the China National Symphony Orchestra as part of his preparation for Kung Fu Panda.

Kung Fu Panda was nominated for the Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Film. However it lost both awards to WALL-E.

According to source, Kung Fu Panda was inspired by Stephen Chow’s 2004 martial arts action comedy film, Kung Fu Hustle.

Kung Fu Panda was the fourth highest-selling film and the first highest-selling animated film of 2008. As of February 2010, 17.4 million home entertainment units were sold worldwide.

Kung Fu Panda was theatrically released in the United States on June 6, 2008. The film received positive reviews for its mature themes, faithfulness to the Chinese environment and tradition, action sequences, and writing.

Kung Fu Panda had grossed $631.7 million on a budget of $130 million, making it the third highest-grossing film of 2008 and the highest-grossing animated film of the year worldwide. The success of Kung Fu Panda spawned a multimedia franchise with two sequels, with Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016); a fourth film is in development with a 2024 release date.