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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.