New Release: Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Dec. 13, 2011
Price: DVD $29.99, 2-disc DVD Pack $40.99, 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack $49.99
Studio: DreamWorks Animation


Kung Fu Panda 2 movie scene

The bear is back in Kung Fu Panda 2.

The animated family action-adventure movie Kung Fu Panda 2,  DreamWorks Animation’s follow up to the 2008 smash Kung Fu Panda, offers a solid combination of action, storytelling and animation.

Featuring the voice talent of Jack Black (Gulliver’s Travels), Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet), Danny McBride (Your Highness), Dustin Hoffman (Little Fockers), Gary Oldman (Sid & Nancy) and Jackie Chan (The Spy Next Door), the PG-rated Kung Fu Panda 2 finds Dragon Warrior panda Po (Black) leading his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission to defeat a powerful old enemy who wields a lethal new weapon.

The film, which grossed $165 million during its wide release to U.S. theaters in the summer of 2011, is available as part of Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Packs. They feature the exclusive debut of the new Po adventure Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters plus two free memberships to the online game universe Kung Fu Panda World. The film also is available as a single-disc DVD.

The new short film Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters finds Po and the Furious Five uncovering the legend of three of kung fu’s greatest heroes: Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox and Master Croc.

Here’s the breakdown of configurations and bonus features on the Kung Fu Panda 2 Blu-ray and DVD releases:

Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Double DVD Pack:

Disc 1:

  • “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” the debut of an episode of Nickelodeon’s brand new television series.
  • “Kickin’ It with the Cast” with the new faces who have joined Po’s journey including
    Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber and Michelle Yeoh and the returning cast.
  • three deleted scenes with director Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • filmmakers’ commentary with director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, producer Melissa Cobb, production designer Raymond Zibach and supervising animator, kung fu choreographer and story artist Rodolphe Guenoden discussing the making of the film.
  • “World of DreamWorks Animation” promos and more.
  • previews
  • sneak peek look at DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular.

Disc 2:

Kung Fu Panda:  Secrets of the Masters new adventure.

Additional bonus features:

  • “Panda Stories” about the animals that inspired Kung Fu Panda and footage of Jack Black’s visit to the Atlanta Zoo to meet Po’s real-life namesake.
  • “Kung Fu Shuffle” with Master Shifu teaching the best way to find a hidden radish in an update of the classic shell game.
  • “Ni Hao—Learn Chinese!” Choose from more than 50 Kung Fu Panda-inspired words and learn how to say and draw the symbol in Chinese.
  • DVD-ROM:
    • “Legend of the Wu Sisters Game” featuring the three feline villains from Secrets of the Masters.
    • Printables—Coloring pages, connect the dots, 3D fortune tellers, stand-up 3D characters, pencil toppers and mazes

Kung Fu Panda World:

  • Two free memberships to the online virtual game world where kids create avatars, play games with their favorite characters, win points toward earning a kung fu black belt, chat with friends and more. Each membership is good for game play through April 2012 and valued at $5.95 each per month. Membership codes must be redeemed by and free membership will expire on April 30, 2012. Additional restrictions apply.

Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray):

Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda:  Secrets of the Masters

Blu-ray Exclusive bonus features:

  • “Animation Inspiration” with Po and the Furious Five on their journey throughout China.  Footage of real locations that served as inspiration for the film and kid-friendly facts about China.
  • “The Animators’ Corner” featuring interviews with creators, animators, cast and crew, along with storyboards, music and commentary.
  • Trivia Track pop up trivia, Po style.

Additional bonus features:

  • “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”
  • “Kickin’ It With the Cast”
  • deleted scenes
  • “Panda Stories”
  • “Kung Fu Shuffle”
  • “Ni Hao”
  • filmmakers’ commentary
  • World of DreamWorks Animation
  • previews
  • sneak peek

 

Disc 2 (DVD):

Kung Fu Panda 2

  • digital copy

Kung Fu Panda World:

  • Two free memberships to the online virtual game world where kids create avatars, play games with their favorite characters, win points toward earning a kung fu black belt, chat with friends and more. Each membership is good for game play through April 2012 and valued at $5.95 each per month. Membership codes must be redeemed by and free membership will expire on April 30, 2012. Additional restrictions apply.

 

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