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Kung Fu Panda Holiday

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Heartwarming seasonal tale celebrates family bonds.

Movie NR 2012 21 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

This title has:

Great messages
age 5+

Kung fu panda Po returns in an all new winter story

A heartwarming family tale which forces more on Trusting to learn your heart than mind.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Fans of the full-length Kung Fu Panda movie will find more to like in this sweet holiday tale that celebrates the bonds of family and friends. Po is a likable hero whose efforts to please everyone wind up making him unhappy. It's only when he listens closely to his heart's desires that he finds the peace and joy of the holiday, and, by association, makes everyone else happy as well.

This show's 30-minute timeframe doesn't allow for much in the way of martial arts, and the couple scenes that do center on it aren't likely to frighten little kids. A side story that follows a rabbit's apparent suicide attempts (positioning himself under falling knives, for instance) is cast in a humorous light and also won't upset kids. Bottom line? Sure, there's the obvious marketing tie-in at play here, but this feel-good tale is sure to please families and has great messages about finding the true meaning of the holidays.

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