1) Concerned about Western portrayal of Chinese culture, even in a fantasy setting (because of our long history of cinematic laziness, exotification, vilification, appropriation, etc), I was excited to find that the film series was hugely well-received in China…
I still remember seeing trailers for the first KFP and going ‘nah that’s going to horrible’, and my dad insisting that we go. And just being blown away.
So you’d think I’d know better in not going to see the second one, which my dad and I got from Redbox as part of a bad movie night.
And it was even better and more heartrending.
Seriously, this series is dynamite, and the character design alone should make any artist weep — let alone in combination with its grasp of story, humour, and detail.
God I love Kung Fu Panda. Like the above, I thought the first would be awful. It was good! I get in the mood to watch it now and again.
THE SECOND ONE THOUGH, HOLY SHIT. I was not expecting a film that would be THAT MUCH BETTER than the first when I went in to the theaters, and as soon as I was leaving I already wanted to go back to see it again. Kung Fu Panda 2 is fucking incredible fuck
"So basically, all that they told me about the character was he’s super confident, perhaps overly confident, he needs to be able to sing with a "Broadway sound" and he’s really good with women, but he may have a dark side. I came into the sound studio and I was very nervous and I sang this."
A RECORDING EXISTS
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, THIS IS WHAT HE AUDITIONED FOR HANS WITH
Lord Jesus what have I done
I THINK YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HOW HANS THIS SONG IS
HE’S NOT SINGING “I feel pretty,” HE’S SINGING “I am pretty.”
AND THIS IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION
NO WONDER HE GOT THE PART
hancest is canon
I’M LITERALLY CRYING I HAVE JOKED ABOUT HANS WORSHIPPING HIMSELF BUT ITS REAL