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Kung Fu Panda 2 (US) in December

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Kung Fu Panda 2 on 13th December 2011. Jack Black is back as Po in this sequel which sees the Kung Fu Panda lead his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission of epic proportions to defeat his most threatening rival yet.

As with most Dreamworks Animation releases, Kung Fu Panda 2 features an all-new animated adventure as part of the extras on the Blu-ray and DVD Double Pack releases. Entitled Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, it sees Po and the Furious Five uncover the legend of three of kung fu’s greatest heroes: Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox and Master Croc.

Also included as part of the Blu-ray and DVD Double Pack versions of the film is 2 free memberships (valid through to 30th April 2012) to Kung Fu Panda World, an online game.

The film will also be available on standard single-disc DVD.

Features are outlined below...

1-Disc DVD

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1
  • English DD2.0
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”—See the debut of an episode of Nickelodeon’s brand new television series.
  • Kickin’ It with the Cast—Meet the new faces who have joined Po’s journey including Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber and Michelle Yeoh and catch up with the returning cast.
  • Deleted Scenes—Check out three scenes with director Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
  • Filmmakers’ Commentary—Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, producer Melissa Cobb, production designer Raymond Zibach and supervising animator, kung fu choreographer and story artist Rodolphe Guenoden discuss the making of the film.
  • World of DreamWorks Animation—Enjoy promos and more.
  • Previews
  • Sneak Peek—A first look at DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular.

2-Disc 'Awesome Double Pack' DVD - As above plus a second disc with the following additional content:
  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters— Po’s all-new adventure
  • Panda Stories—A look at the animals that inspired Kung Fu Panda and footage of Jack Black’s visit to the Atlanta Zoo to meet Po’s real-life namesake.
  • Kung Fu Shuffle—Master Shifu teaches the best way to find a hidden radish in an update of the classic shell game.
  • Ni Hao—Learn Chinese! Choose from more than 50 Kung Fu Panda-inspired words and learn how to say and draw the symbol in Chinese.
  • DVD-ROM:
    • Legend of the Wu Sisters Game—This exciting game features the three feline villains from Secrets of the Masters.
    • Printables—Coloring pages, connect the dots, 3D fortune tellers, stand-up 3D characters, pencil toppers and mazes!

Blu-ray Triple Play 'Awesome Pack'
Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters
  • 1080P 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • French and Spanish DD5.1
  • English Audio Description
  • English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Blu-ray Exclusive bonus features:
    • Animation Inspiration—Follow Po and the Furious Five on their journey throughout China! See footage of real locations that served as inspiration for the film and learn fun, kid-friendly facts about China.
    • The Animators’ Corner—Features interviews with creators, animators, cast and crew, along with storyboards, music and commentary.
    • Trivia Track—Pop up trivia, Po style.
  • Additional bonus features:
    • “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”
    • Kickin’ It with the Cast
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Panda Stories
    • Kung Fu Shuffle
    • Ni Hao
    • Filmmakers’ Commentary
    • World of DreamWorks Animation
    • Previews
    • Sneak Peek

Disc 2 (DVD):
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Digital Copy

Also released is a Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2 Double-Pack on both DVD (3-discs) and Blu-ray (2-discs). The DVD set's third-disc is the 'all-new adventure' Secrets of the Masters.

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