"But you're just a big fat panda."
"No, I am THE big fat panda."
What a fantastic animated fantasy set in ancient Japan and surround a Panda and his five fellow students at a Kung Fu Academy. From a hidden valley they bring peace and justice to the gentle citizens they protect.
The animation, voice acting and writing are all fantastic. The comedy is always crisp but fluid at the same time. I always get the impression that people WORKED on the scripts to get the stories right. The creators make maximum use of their running times. There is alot going on here.
If you want to watch a terrific clip of how Po 'stole' the crocodile gang. I love the fit that the head croc throws. Brilliant.
Plus how can you not love James Hong as Po's father, the nutter goose who runs a noodle stand? That man is a national treasure and brings that touch of class that puts this cartoon above the rest currently on the air.
I love these little morality tales where each member of the Furious Five learns a reason towards their goal to become more enlightened Kung Fu masters. Those character revelations are the best part of the new series on Nickelodeon. The voice acting and animation are top notch. I love the way the characters move, each using their particular brand of fighting to motivate their movements and drive the action. It's a slick piece of cartoon ballet and good fun. Slapstick Kung Fu Comedy.
Of course, Tigress is my favorite character. I LOVE her ennui. She suffers while having to deal with the sloppy mess that is Po. For someone wound so tight as Tigress is, it must be torture to not have someone else like Po totally figured out. I feel her pain. I just want to give that Panda a slap sometimes so he snaps out of whatever flight of fancy he is on.