Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman lend their voices to the characters of this funny computer animated movie

Por Andrés Martínez
Updated Junio 06, 2008
Credit: DreamWorks

Voices: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Lu and Jackie Chan

Director: Mark Osborne

Script: Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger

Rated: G

Grade: A-

A big, chubby, clumsy Panda bear is chosen to become a Kung Fu master and must face a big threat.

In the new DreamWorks animated movie, a group of animals with very unique personalities teach us that when we have dreams and perseverance, we can make any wish come true.

Po -whose voice was recorded by Jack Black- is an enthusiastic panda who works with his father selling noodles and is a fan of martial arts. However, he'll have to prove he's worthy of learning all the wonders of kung fu and gain the respect of his peers. No one bets a penny on him because it's hard to believe that someone like the undisciplined Po -who can't stop eating- can become a warrior dragon. He surprises everyone though when he fights Tai Lung (Ian McShane), a treacherous feline who wants to spread evil.

Thanks to master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), Po discovers there is no greater limitation to achieving your dreams than your own mind. The fuzzy bear will encounter many fun adventures, and guide us through unforgettable scenes filled of tenderness, beauty and creativity.

Kung Fu Panda also scores a goal when it comes to the quality of images, character animation and its witty script. It's a movie to see with the family or friends. The animated film not only captures children, it casts a spell on adults set on following their ideals and -why not?- indulge their bellies!