Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)



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Join the star of Kung Fu Panda as he sets out on a whole new adventure in this sequel to the animated box-office hit featuring the voices of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman. In the wake of defeating the ferocious Tai Lung, the Dragon Warrior must draw on the skills of Viper, Tigress, Monkey, Crane, and Mantis in order to face Shifu's greatest challenge to date. Along the way, Dragon Warrior uncovers the ancient Secrets of the Furious Five while discovering that it takes much more than strength and agility to become a true kung fu master.
G (for some nudity, sexuality and brief language.)
Animation , Kids & Family
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Monterrey Media


Will Shadley
as Nerdy Bunny
Eamon Pirruccello
as Impatient Bunny
Grace Rolek
as Shy Bunny

Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

Director Nesher has a way of reducing each confrontation to its two-dimensional essence, and he's not helped by a swampy, sentimental musical score.

April 9, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Restrained direction and the cast's strong, disciplined performances keep it from falling into soap-opera territory.

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The Secrets twines coming-out, coming-of-age and coming-to-terms-with-Orthodoxy in a way that diminishes all three -- and dilutes its message with clichés.

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

There is pain and empowerment in The Secrets as difficult choices are made. There are also gaps, but emotionally moving performances by Ardant, Bukstein and Shtamler in particular, keep you with this small but provocative film until the end.

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

In some ways, it is a traditional narrative. But it is more. It is gently and powerfully acted.

Full Review… | February 26, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The Secrets belongs in a mini-tradition of involving films that limn the border where spiritual and sexual awakenings collide and entwine.

February 13, 2009
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five


I kinda dug the animation and Tara Strong has one of the best voices in the industry... but this short is sort of lacking. However, I love that more of the back story was explained. Thank God for video. I'd rather this be made than not. That's some good, yes?

Robert Iwataki
Robert Iwataki

saw this movie when i bought the DVD. The original was great. But i would have liked the cut scenes to have had been the same 2d quality as the original opening. but it wasn't. not bad for kids though...

Vincent Tilghman
Vincent Tilghman

Super Reviewer


Of course, being a Kung Fu Panda fan, I would love this regardless of what anyone else would say. But its a great short animation, with Po taking on a new generation of students and teaching the basics with the anecdotes of the Furious Five. Not much to say, but great animation, a bit of humor, but its really aimed for the kiddies, but enjoyable an 25 mins.

Khris N
Khris N

Super Reviewer

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