Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit

Movie review by
Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Kung Fu Panda copy has violence, some name-calling.
  • PG
  • 2013
  • 89 minutes

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Despite his general demeanor of oafishness, Fu is a kind rabbit who wants to help those in need.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Although characters do work together to fight evil, this is primarily a kung fu-centered animated feature, and, as such, the characters don't venture away from "good" and "bad."

Violence & Scariness

Frequent action, kung fu-style violence. Characters fight with swords and machetes, and they kick and punch their way through scenes.

Sexy Stuff

Some name-calling on the order of "loser" and "butt."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit is a Chinese computer-animated feature that bears one too many similarities to Kung Fu Panda. Predictably enough, there is plenty of kung fu-style violence -- characters fight with swords and machetes, and they punch and kick their way from one scene to the next. This violence is counterbalanced by generous amounts of attempts at physical comedy. There is some name-calling along the order of "butt" and "loser." 

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Adult Written byLebron12James3 April 25, 2020
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Teen, 17 years old Written byIwannaDIEalready April 30, 2020

My friend nealy died

I sent this to a friend after watching it and editing the wikipedia page. He told me he almost kys...
This movie is only suitable for people above the age of 15...
Kid, 6 years old October 22, 2017

Stupid and annoying

The movie was extremely disappointing and annoying and extremely dumb don't let your child watch this movie and it even has a bad word why do they rate thi... Continue reading

What's the story?

Fu (Jon Heder) is a rabbit who enjoys cooking. But when he takes in a poisoned elderly monkey who's a kung fu master, the master, through telepathy, passes along to Fu all his knowledge of kung fu, on the condition that Fu return a magical tablet to his daughter Penny. This leads Fu to Capital City, where he unwittingly takes on a job in a high-stress kitchen and draws the ire of Slash (Michael Clarke Duncan), an evil leader who has taken over Capital City. It's up to Fu to find Penny, find a way to defeat Slash, and realize that he has more kung fu knowledge than he ever dreamed possible.

Is it any good?

The quality of the computer animation isn't the worst, but it certainly isn't the best. For families who have not seen Kung Fu Panda or Kung Fu Panda 2, your best bet is avoiding this movie and going straight to the original source. Although some recognizable talent (Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke Duncan) lent their voices to this Chinese computer-animated feature, the bottom line is that the similarities between this movie and Kung Fu Panda are too numerous to be ignored. Furthermore, some of the voicings of the other characters (for instance, Biggie) are potentially annoying. Families familiar with Kung Fu Panda can expect to have a field day pointing out all these similarities, and it just might be more entertaining than the actual movie.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about movies that are similar to other movies. Why do you think this movie has so many similarities to Kung Fu Panda?

  • How does this movie compare with other kung fu-themed movies in terms of violence?

  • What is your opinion on the quality of the computer animation?

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