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October 7th, 2011 3:54pm EDT

Kung Fu Panda 2

KUNG FU PANDA 2,  DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s spectacular follow up to the Academy Award®-nominated original debuts on Blu-ray and DVD on Panda 2sday, December 13, 2011.  Combining non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation, the “winning sequel” (USA Today) delighted viewers of all ages with its engaging story that is both “hilarious and full of heart” (WABC-TV).  The film earned more than $650 million at the global box office, making it one of the top five films of the year worldwide.  In addition to the smash hit film, the KUNG FU PANDA 2 Awesome Packs feature the exclusive debut of the all-new Po adventure Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters plus two free memberships to the popular online game universe Kung Fu Panda World.  Packed with even more panda-rific bonus features, the KUNG FU PANDA 2 Awesome Packs will be available with expected pricing as low as $25 on DVD and $30 on Blu-ray.  Consumers who purchase this DreamWorks Animation signature entertainment experience on Panda 2sday will get both an awesome and affordable holiday gift – over $75 in value.

In the action-filled companion story Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, 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.  Kids can then follow in Po’s footsteps to become a kung fu master with Kung Fu Panda World, the virtual online game universe where kids create avatars, play games with their favorite characters, win points towards earning a kung fu black belt, chat with friends and more.

Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent including Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride and Jean-Claude Van Damme, KUNG FU PANDA 2 will also be available on a single-disc DVD and in the Kung Fu Panda Collection on either DVD or Blu-ray, which includes both movies, Kung Fu Panda:  Secrets of the Masters, two free online game memberships to Kung Fu Panda World, and loads of additional fun.

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 2 Awesome Double DVD Pack

The Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Double DVD Pack delivers a punch with smashing features including:

Disc 1:

“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.PreviewsSneak Peek—A first look at DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular.

Disc 2:

Kung Fu Panda:  Secrets of the Masters— Po’s all-new adventure.

Additional bonus features:

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!

Kung Fu Panda World:

Get two free memberships—each good for game play through April 2012 and valued at $5.95 each per month—to the online virtual game world where kids create avatars, play games with their favorite characters, win points towards earning a kung fu black belt, chat with friends and more!  Membership codes must be redeemed by and free membership will expire on 4/30/12.  Additional restrictions apply.

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 2 Awesome Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack

The Kung Fu Panda 2 Awesome Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack includes the following:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray):

Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda:  Secrets of the Masters

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 CastDeleted ScenesPanda StoriesKung Fu ShuffleNi HaoFilmmakers’ CommentaryWorld of DreamWorks AnimationPreviewsSneak Peek

Disc 2 (DVD):

Kung Fu Panda 2

Digital Copy

Kung Fu Panda World:

Get two free memberships—each good for game play through April 2012 and valued at $5.95 each per month—to the online virtual game world where kids create avatars, play games with their favorite characters, win points towards earning a kung fu black belt, chat with friends and more!  Membership codes must be redeemed by and free membership will expire on 4/30/12.  Additional restrictions apply.

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 2 Synopsis

Jack Black is back as Po in DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 2, the fiercely funny, “winning sequel” (Scott Bowles, USA TODAY ) to the Academy Award® nominated original film.  In his biggest challenge since becoming the Dragon Warrior, Po must lead his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission of epic proportions to defeat his most threatening rival yet. KUNG FU PANDA 2 packs a powerful punch that combines non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation in an all-new, awesome adventure!

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA: SECRETS OF THE MASTERS Synopsis

In this all-new Kung Fu Panda adventure debuting exclusively on DVD and Blu-ray, 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.

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA WORLD Synopsis

The online virtual game world where kids create avatars, play games with their favorite characters, win points towards earning a Kung Fu black belt, chat with friends and more!

About DreamWorks Animation SKG

DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for three consecutive years. In 2011, DreamWorks Animation ranks #10 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 22 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.

About Paramount Home Entertainment

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DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S KUNG FU PANDA 2 SPECIFICATIONS

Street date:                                        December 13, 2011

Runtime:                                             90 minutes

U.S. Rating:                                         PG for sequences of martial arts action and mild violence (Kung Fu Panda 2)

                                                                Not Rated (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters)

Canadian Rating:                              PG for violence (Kung Fu Panda 2)

                                                                G (Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters)

DVD Aspect Ratios:                         Widescreen version Enhanced for 16x9 televisions (1.78:1)

DVD Sound:                                        English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

                                                                French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

                                                                Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

                                                                English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound

DVD Subtitles:                                   English, French and Spanish subtitles

Blu-ray:                                                1080p high definition

Blu-ray Sound:                                  English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD

                                                                French 5.1 Dolby Digital

                                                                Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

                                                                English Audio Description

Blu-ray Subtitles:                              English, English SDH, French and Spanish

Photo Credits: Paramount Home Entertainment