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10+ Fun Facts About Kung Fu Panda That Only Some People Noticed

The Kung Fu Panda series has been one of the most popular animations from its start in 2011 until its last sequel in 2016. The question of when the new one would come plagued fans for a long time. Our longing to meet Panda Po again is coming to an end 6 years later. The highly anticipated ’’Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’’ is finally here.

5-Minute Crafts is excited to share with you the new and previous sequels, and some fun facts that only some of us noticed.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Po’s dirty and clean fur

At the film’s beginning, Po has his chair attached to the fireworks. While falling from the air, his white fur is noticeably dirty. Yet, when he lands on the ground, he’s all clean and fresh again.

The broken vase pieces

If you remember the scene after Po accidentally breaks the Urn of Whispering Warriors, you’ll notice the pieces aren’t fixed in one spot but move around on the floor.

The cracked wall

At the beginning of the film, at around 12 minutes in, Po makes a big crack in the wall using the bamboo tree, yet surprisingly, it goes away in the next scenes.

Jack Black (Po)’s diet

Jack Black was nearly 40 years old when he voiced the young Po. Also, his recording sessions are reported to begin with a plate of Koo Koo Roo chicken and creamed spinach. Yet, a panda spends 10 to 16 hours daily eating mostly bamboo, other plants, and meat.

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

The ironwood trees in China

In a scene when Po is on a boat, the Tigress tells him that she used to train with ironwood trees. There aren’t any ironwood trees in China.

Po being upside-down and right side up

Remember the scene where Po is talking to his dad about where he came from. We watch a flashback of baby Po when he goes into a pot on his head when trying to reach a vegetable. Then suddenly, he’s seen sitting in the pot on his bottom, unlike how he went in. There was a buzz on the internet about this scene — the audience incorrectly spotted this as a goof. Upon closer look, Po can be seen moving around after getting the vegetable. Eventually, this is how he ends up on his bottom.

Disappearing pig family

At around the 78th minute of the film, Po’s father talks to a mother pig and a son pig in his restaurant. They’re waiting to meet Po, who eventually arrives. Yet, the pigs disappear from the scene and reappear between the shots.

The gorillas in China

Although gorillas appear in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, they originate from Africa and aren’t native to China. Orangutan is the only well-known great ape that is native to Asia.

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

20 years or 30 years

In one scene, Po’s father says he raised Po for 20 years before he tells him he was adopted. However, his statement brings up a plot hole in Kung Fu Panda 2. And that is when Shen says he’d waited 30 years since he destroyed the Panda village, and that Po was just a baby then.

Disappearing chain with green Chi

During a scene when Oogway and Kai are fighting, Kair shows a chain full of green Chi that he stole from other masters. Yet, in the continuing scene, we don’t see any of it.

The meaning of Oogway

Master Oogway is a turtle. You may wonder whether it’s a coincidence that Oogway sounds like the Chinese word for turtle, wu gui (woo gway).

Master Crane’s disappearance

When Po’s father talks to him in one scene, Master Crane is seen behind the Monkey. However, when the camera zooms in, Crane isn’t there anymore.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (2022)

Partnering with Jack Black again

Many of us liked the sequels, thanks to their animated line, warrior characters, and clever and entertaining scenarios. In this new sequel, what’s known is that Jack Black will return to voice the hero Po again in the new adventure.

Leaving home

In this new sequel, Po leaves home to embark on a new journey to travel the world. He’ll have an epic adventure to find the magic weapons and save the world from destruction.

Meeting the Wandering Blade

Po gets to know an English Knight, Wandering Blade (Rita Ora), who is no-nonsense.

Stay tuned for July 14th

The exciting news: Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight will be aired on Netflix on July 14th, 2022, with 11 episodes.

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