‘Kung Fu Panda 2′: Meet the New Characters

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 7th, 2012 at 1:48 pm,

kung fu panda 2 lord shen Kung Fu Panda 2: Meet the New Characters

Lord Shen (Gary Oldman)

Story

Lord Shen has come a long way from the sickly albino peacock whose parents deemed him too weak and pitiful to deserve attention. Vowing to accomplish something so great that the world would never ignore him again, Shen relentlessly pursued his lust for power. Through his devious cleverness and the sheer force of his will, he has, after many years, created the most devastating weapon the world has ever known. Now on the verge of his greatest triumph, he is about to find out that something stands in his way, something he thought he dealt with twenty years ago.

Fighting Style

Even thought Lord Shen is a skilled kung fu fighter, he is more likely to use his cunning or his cannons than his physical prowess. His Funnel Cloud Attack and Feather Attack are daunting and deadly. Lord Shen also has a lethal-looking metal talon.

Be sure to check out the teaser trailer and TV spot for Kung Fu Panda 2 that aired before Super Bowl XLV. What do you think about the new characters designs and are you looking forward to seeing this epically awesome sequel?

Kung Fu Panda 2 chops its way into theaters May 27th, 2011.

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  1. Decent descriptions.
    Still would like to know a little more about the plot.

  2. hmmm

  3. Wow all of these characters look great. Lord Shen is goingto be a great villain im sure haha….the croc will be funnyhopefully :)

  4. whats wth the whiteface?

  5. oh. as long as it wasnt something I was doing by accident!

  6. Cool

  7. All the characters look great but does anyone else think they have WILDLY mismatched Michelle Yeoh with who she’s voicing? The look of “The Soothsayer” does not suit her voice. Maybe it will work well in context though, who knows.

  8. Lord Shen looks awesome!

    Ross, I’m sure that they’ll work it out with Michelle.

  9. besides the peacock they all look pretty basic. dreamworks will never beat pixar in terms of quality, in both narrative and animations.

  10. jwalka, you need to pull the stick from your butt. DW makes a different kind of animated movie than pixar. Their movies are known for being funnier, crazier and more adventure than pixar, too. What’s great about pixar is that they develop characters and really help people feel for them and that’ excellent but nothing compares (In my opinion) to a good DW film that just makes you wanna sit back with your family and laugh. I never do that with pixar films and a bunch of people I know agree. Pixar makes dramatic cartoons whereas DW makes more fun family cartoons. What’s wrong with that? Sheesh

    • Check, seriously, was that a necessary opening statement?

      Vic

  11. PS. HTTYD had better animation than ANY of pixar’s movies. Just saying.

    • Opinion

  12. Pixar’s movies don’t have a sense of adventure? Have you seen any of them at all? All 3 Toy Stories, A Bug’s Life, Monster’s Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Wall-E, and Up all have incredible adventures at the heart of their plot.

  13. Lord Shen = Epic win

  14. Aiden Rush and John, you both need to open your eyes. Each of pixar’s films were over dramatic and I can’t even imagine watching any of them together with the whole family. Ratatouille had a scene in which we saw dead mice hanging. In the incredibles, there were skeletons and the best scene was one in which a short lady destroyed costumes. Sure they may have adventure in them but not a sense of adventure. When watching dreamworks, there’s this feeling like anything can happen, it’s so fake, it’s so charming, it’s so quirky. I feel as if pixar is too realistic in their animation. I mean, I know toys don’t come to life, and cars don’t roam the Earth all by themselves but each movie seems like, yeah, that would happen if that were true. With DW you never know what to expect, they break the realistic barriers in ones mind and take the whole family on a wild adventure with hilarious and charming characters and breathtaking animation. I don’t know why anyone in their right mind would hate that. Another thing, every time I go and see a pixar movie with my friends or family, we all just leave and say: “That was a great film.” and then drive home. After a dreamworks film, we talk about it the whole way home and years and years after that. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I have any pixar films on DVD. I got UP once but once again, pixar just gave us this long and boring “masterpiece” in which we see an old man and his wife go through a miscarriage and then she dies. Where are the oscars? That was a terrific film.

    PS. That was sarcasm. I’ve just never enjoyed a pixar film. But I know for a fact that whether the movie was good or bad, I’ve enjoyed ALL of DW films and I know tons of people that would agree.

    • Quite the opposite for me. Pixar films are mildy enjoyable. Dreamworks films are like the McDonald’s of animation.

    • Chuck, I pity you. Not because of the fact that you like DW films, but because you don’t like Pixar films at all. Surely one can clearly see the quality differences. Pixar puts much, much more heart into their stories. They teach both kids and adults life-lessons. They don’t rely on TOILET humor. Pixar stories are all unique and inventive. Most of DWs movies were taken from obscure books (Shrek, Over the Hedge).

      How many times has DW copied Pixar again? After Bug’s Life, they made Antz, after Finding Nemo, they made Shark Tale. Both were huge flops in comparsion. Probably because DW spent most of their budget on celebrity VAs.

      In conclusion, I don’t care if you like DW movies. Just be aware that Pixar is called the most successful animation studio for a reason.

  15. The last one was a good film on faith. http://j.mp/ebyGH8

  16. This reminds me of how Disney plagiarized the Lion King from the anime, Kimba. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq/dreamworks-hit-lawsuit-kung-fu-101075

    • He got Zuckerberg’d.

  17. I just watched it for the first time tonight. I can’t say that Dreamworks is the greatest studio ever, because I frankly don’t believe that, but they hit almost all the right notes this time and created a rare sequel that is actually superior to it’s precursor. I particularly applaud the brilliantly realized character of Lord Shen.

  18. .. I love KUNG FU PANDA ( the new episode )
    I agree with you JOSE