“Kung Fu Panda” by Stevenson and Osborne

  • ©John Stevenson and Mark Osborne  DreamWorks Animation



    Kung Fu Panda


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  • DreamWorks Animation


    A series of clips featuring artistic and technical advancements from the CG animated feature film “Kung Fu Panda,” the highly anticipated summer 2008 release from DreamWorks Animation Starring Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, and Angelina Jolie. It tells the story of Po, a big, enthusiastic but clumsy panda, who is the world’s biggest fan of Kung Fu. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po’s dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu.

    The most ambitious film to date from DreamWorks Animation,“Kung Fu Panda” features a vast and texturally rich world created with a lighting palette never seen before in a CGanimated feature. Occupying this world are multiple species of birds and animals, combining fur, feathers, dynamic hair, and simulated clothing. This series of clips highlights both the technological advances (such as the state-of-the-art feather-motion system, the art-directable procedural breakage,and rigging to create a fat panda) and the creative challenges(such as creating a fight sequence on a rope bridge).

Additional Contributors:

    Producer: Melissa Cobb
    Co-Producers: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
    Executive Producer: Bill Damaschke
    Story: Ethan Reiff & Cyrus Voris
    Screenplay: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

    Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dan Fogler
    Animation Festival Piece Director: Markus Manninen

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