Kung Fu Panda: Special Edition

DreamWorks Animation SKG’s hit, “Kung Fu Panda,” will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 9 along with the studio¬ís unprecedented debut of a brand new companion story, “Secrets of the Furious Five.”

The #1 comedy of the year with over $600 million at the worldwide box office, the hilarious and inspiring Kung Fu Panda is a delightful animated movie.

In response to fans’ enthusiasm, DreamWorks Animation is delivering the all-new adventure Secrets of the Furious Five. Delving into the backstories of the unforgettable characters from Kung Fu Panda with brand new animation, Secrets of the Furious Five once again features the voices of Jack Black as the heroic and beloved Po and Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu. One of the most anticipated home entertainment releases of the year, Kung Fu Panda is now coupled with Po¬ís new adventure for an unprecedented Pandamonium Double Pack that delivers a phenomenal entertainment value for the whole family with an anticipated retail price under $25. With an all-star cast of voice talent including Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Ian McShane, Kung Fu Panda delighted audiences around the world with its fun and uplifting story of an unlikely martial arts hero. In Secrets of the Furious Five, Po faces what may be his greatest challenge: trying to teach a class of young Kung Fu students. To gain the unruly group¬ís attention, he leans on the one thing closest to his heart¬óhis Kung Fu fan-boy knowledge. Secrets of the Furious Five further expands on the stories of Monkey, Tigress, Mantis, Viper and Crane as Po relates how they unlocked important lessons to become truly excellent in the art and ideals of Kung Fu. The Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five Pandamonium Double Pack presentation is over-stuffed with behind-the-scenes features filled with hilarity and activities that pack a punch. Viewers can explore the animals depicted in the films, follow a tutorial on drawing their favorite characters, go behind-the-scenes to meet the cast, find out about the sound design, learn the Panda Dance, watch a “Kung Fu Fighting” music video, delve into Mr. Ping¬ís noodle house, figure out what fighting style they are, download printables and game demos and more.

In a choreographed move with powerful retail support, Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five will create Pandamonium with a Sunday release date. Capitalizing on additional family traffic, the debut will be supported by a massive marketing program including a multi-million dollar advertising campaign that will generate hundreds of millions of impressions across national television, print and online media outlets. In addition, DVD messaging will be extended further through promotional partnerships with a wide range of companies including Carl’s Jr./Hardees, Chuck E. Cheese, ConAgra (Chef Boyardee, Hunt’s Snack Packs, Cheff Pizza Kids, Peter Pan), Energizer, Hubba Bubba, Kellogg’s and Bank of America. A far-reaching publicity campaign for Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five also is being implemented leading up to street date and throughout the holiday season. The Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five two-disc Pandamonium Double Pack delivers a one-two punch with bonus material filled with awesomeness including the following:

Disc 1: Kung Fu Panda

Bonus features:

Filmmakers’ Commentary Meet the Cast Pushing the Boundaries Sound Design “Kung Fu Fighting” Music Video by Cee-Lo Mr. Ping¬ís Noodle House How To Use Chopsticks Conservation International: Help Save Wild Pandas Dragon Warrior Training Academy Printables & Weblinks DreamWorks Animation Video JukeBox

Disc 2: Secrets of the Furious Five

Bonus features:

Po’s Power Play Learn to Draw: Crane, Monkey, Viper, Po, Mantis & Tigress Dumpling Shuffle Pandamonium Activity Kit Sound Machine HP Printables Custom Printables Kung Fu Panda Activision Game Demo (DVD ROM) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Activision Game Demo (DVD ROM)

Land of the Panda

Learn the Panda Dance Do You Kung Fu Inside the Chinese Zodiac Animals of Kung Fu Panda What Fighting Style Are You

A Kung Fu Panda single-disc DVD will also be available at most retailers for under $20 in either a widescreen or full screen edition and includes the following special features:

Filmmakers’ Commentary Meet the Cast Pushing the Boundaries Sound Design “Kung Fu Fighting” Music Video by Cee-Lo Mr. Ping¬ís Noodle House How To Use Chopsticks Conservation International: Help Save Wild Pandas Dragon Warrior Training Academy Printables & Weblinks DreamWorks Animation Video JukeBox

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA Blu-ray The Kung Fu Panda Blu-ray will be presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby True HD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

Bonus features include:

Inside Kung Fu Panda Filmmakers¬í Commentary The Animators’ Corner Trivia Track Meet the Cast (HD) Pushing the Boundaries (HD) Conservation International: Help Save Wild Pandas (HD)

Po’s Power Play

Dragon Warrior Training Academy Dumpling Shuffle Learn to Draw (HD)

The Sounds and Moves of Kung Fu Panda

Sound Design (HD) “Kung Fu Fighting” Music Video by Cee-Lo (HD) Learn the Panda Dance (HD) Do You Kung Fu (HD)

Land of the Panda

Mr. Ping’s Noodle House How to Use Chopsticks (HD) Inside the Chinese Zodiac (HD) Animals of Kung Fu Panda What Fighting Style Are You

DreamWorks Animation Video JukeBox (HD)

Trailers BD-Live

A Day in the Life: A Shaolin Monk in Training (available for a limited time) Po Around the World

KUNG FU PANDA

Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po works in his family’s noodle shop while daydreaming about becoming a Kung Fu master. His dreams soon become reality when he is unexpectedly chosen to join the world of Kung Fu and study alongside his idols—the legendary fighters Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey—under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it’s up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu hero into reality Po puts his heart and his girth into the task, and ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths. SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE

Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman are back in an all-new Kung Fu Panda adventure! We catch up with Po after he has become the Dragon Warrior and he faces a new and daunting task, to teach Kung Fu to a group of eager bunnies from the Valley of Peace. Although Po is now able to face the fiercest of villains, he is completely out of his element in the classroom. So, he leans on the one thing closest to his heart; his Kung Fu fan-boy knowledge. He tells the kids how each of the five unlocked an important lesson which allowed them to become “excellent” and put them on the road to being the Kung Fu masters they are today. In the end, Po will see that through sharing these stories, he has taught the bunnies much more important lessons than he ever could have through Kung Fu exercises.

Street date: Sunday, November 9, 2008 Runtime: 88 minutes U.S. Rating: PG for sequences of martial arts action Canadian Rating: PG for violence. Not recommended for young children.

DVD Aspect Ratios: Widescreen version Enhanced for 16×9 televisions (1.78:1)

Full Screen version (Pan/Scan) DVD Sound: English Dolby Digital 5
.1 Surround Sound