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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda | PO (VOICED BY JACK BLACK)
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PO (VOICED BY JACK BLACK)

Details Release Date: Jun 06, 2008; Rated: PG; Length: 91 Minutes; Genres: Animation, Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Jack Black and Jackie Chan

In this animated flick for kids, a panda called Po (Jack Black) sets out to become a martial-arts expert and battle a villainous snow leopard (Ian McShane). Black, who's also starring in the live-action Tropic Thunder this summer, was joined on one recording session by Dustin Hoffman, who plays Po's mentor. ''He gave me a couple of tips,'' says Black. And did Black reciprocate? ''Are you kidding me?'' he says. ''It's a one-way street when it comes to master-student relationships.'' (June 6)

Originally posted Apr 21, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints