Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll

Movie review by Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media
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age 6+

Short origin story will appeal most to series fans.

NR 2016 23 minutes

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age 7+

Excellent backstory - short!

As a huge fan of the Kung Fu Panda franchise I think this is an excellent short film, one of the best, if not the best! I was very surprised first time I saw it I found it was on Netflix. It shows a little bit of Po's teenage years, although I think this one focus more on Tigress and her relationship with Master Shifu after the terrible incident with Tai Lung. It's very interesting to see more of Shifu's behaviour after that. Little sad, which I defenitely think will bring up very deep conversations with your kids about effects of certain happenings. I also thinks it has a very important moral about making someone proud but at the same time be yourself, especially from Tigress's perspective. It also shows in a very beautiful way how The Furious five met for the first time. The animation style is gorgeous! Its always nice to see these chatacters in 2D once in a while. Defenitely the best out of these short films, it looks absolutely perfect! And the reuse of the franchise's background music fits perfect for every scene. If I say any more I will spoil it, just watch it if haven't and if you are or have someone in the family who absolutely loves the Kung Fu Panda movies! You will not regret it, I promise!

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