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February 24, 2024

Kung Fu Panda returns!

Following his adventure in Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2, Po, together with his superb Furious Five, continues to protect the peace of China in the third episode of this sequence.
In the return of Kai, the ox antagonist, who used to be banished to the Spirit Realm after his tortoise brother Oogway, the founder of the Valley of Peace and the creator of kung fu, attained the chi power, Po is responsible for not only rescuing his friends and his masters from danger, but also retaining safety for the Valley of Peace.
Before the journey, he unexpectedly reunites with his long-lost father, who promises to teach him the power of chi if he returns to his homeland, where the empire of pandas resides in. There, in preparation for the encounter, Po becomes the trainer and teaches his brethren kung fu – the leadership role Master Shifu had assigned him with.
Poignant as it is, Kung Fu Panda 3 delivers the message on family appreciation. Jealous with Po’s biological father for fear of losing his fosterson after 20 years at first, Mr. Ping later decides to join their voyage to Pandas-land to take care of Po. Mr. Ping and Po’s real father even creates the “double-dad defense” to help their son fight against Kai.
On the other hand, the whole movie is all about breaking one’s limit, as Master Shifu once told Po the Dragon Warrior: “If you never do what you can’t do, you will never be more than you are now. I am not teaching you to be like me, I am teaching you to be you.”

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