Celebrating 10 Years of Kung Fu Panda
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Day 2: Share Your Discovery Story

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**ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 2, 2013**


This seems like the most obvious discussion topic in any fanbase, and yet for some reason no one here has asked about it yet! So I thought I'd take the opportunity today for the 2nd day of our 30 Days of Kung Fu Panda event to use it as our featured question of the day. :)


We're all here (whether as a browser or an active editor of this wiki) because we have heard about or experienced something with Kung Fu Panda. But how exactly did we all individually come to discover it? I'm sure this is something we'd all like to know from our fellow peers and/or the members of this community—and it's something we all have in common! Surely you wouldn't be here if you didn't know something about Kung Fu Panda? ;)


And what's more of the beauty of it? Each person's story, regardless of the circumstances of the initial discovery, will be unique and different—most likely in more ways than one!

I invite everyone, fans and browsers alike, to share YOUR Kung Fu Panda discovery story: how you first found out about it; what you experienced once you eventually watched something from it, though it doesn't necessarily have to be the first film; and, if you're a fan, how you came to love it.

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RedTiger005
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I discovered Kung Fu Panda at a group thing. We would normally watch movies and one of the adults had brought the movie. At first I didn't pay any attention to it until I saw Tigress. I love felines and I then began to watch the movie. But I soon forgot about the movie and when the second one came out, I would watch it over and over again, driving my family nuts! I don't watch much TV so I rely on wiki to get news about the shows and what is going on.

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When KFp 2 was released,i downloaded its cinematic torrent and when i watched it,man i became the greatest fan of kfp,PO and kung fu then i dowloaded Kung Fu Panda 1,it was awesome too.

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I first saw Kung Fu Panda in 2008. My brother liked that sort of thing, so I was dragged to the movies to see it. I recall originally thinking that it pandered to younger kids a little too much and couldn't stop thinking about how unlikely it was that a panda would ever have the ability to do kung fu. I actually ended up liking the message of the movie, though. 

I didn't really start liking the franchise until I watched the second movie. I was in a state of disbelief when I learned that they were actually making a sequel. However, I went to the movies to see it anyway and enjoyed it more than the first movie because it catered more to an older audience.

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I always loved action movies with martial arts and big battles and that kind of stuff, so KFP was the perfect movie for me. I became so in love with it that I went to go see the second film opening night while running a 102 degree fever! I'm now counting down the days to the third film!

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For me it actually started out with HTTYD. My friends wanted me to watch it, so I did, and now it is my favorite franchise. I had actually never really heard of Dreamworks until then, or at least didn't know it. But on the DVD we got, there were previews for KFP, and I was like "Hey, that looks fun!" So after asking a few people what they thought of it, I put it on hold at the library, and after watching that, I was like "That was AWESOME!!! Let's watch the next one and the series!!!" So yeah. I've loved KFP ever since. Thanks to Astrid and Gemstone!!! <3 ;D

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When I was younger, I got to see the Kung Fu Panda movie for the first time, all my family loved the movie, especially my dad. On my birthday, I got Kung Fu Panda on DvD and truly I enjoyed the KFP franchise all together, I even have KFP plushies. Evetually I got tired of it and started liking other things. When KFP 2 came out I still was not as excited as I was for the original movie. Years later my brother bought KFP the video game. At that point, I was having fun playing the multiplayer on the video game, while doing that I was starting build up my love for the franchise again. Later on I heard about KFP showdown of Legendary legends. Me and my brother bought this, but by then I was already a Kung fu panda fan. I had also heard about KFP 3 and I was really excited. I was checking back on dreamworks tv every day to try to see a new sneek peek. I thought there would most likely be no more KFP movies after 3, but looks like theres going to be 3 more. Anyways here I am now, a big fan! :)

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I remember seeing a lot of hype around it back when I was doing teakwondo, seeing as the first movie was coming out around that time. There was quite a buzz going on about it across the martial arts community and I remember thinking that it looked interesting, but never got around to seeing it and eventually forgot all about it. But after seeing Doug Walker (Nostalgia Critic)'s reviews of the first two movies last December, I was reminded of what I was missing out on. With Kung Fu Panda 3 around the corner, trailers for the movie playing on YouTube and all, I realized I had some serious catching up to do! Not too long after, I found DVDs of the two movies on eBay (legal copies, don't worry) and needless to say, it definately won me over! One month later and I was the first peron in the theater to see the third film on opening night! Seriously, this series is awesome!

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At primary school, we always watch movies at the end of the year.

In the Summer of 2008, when I was 9, the original Kung Fu Panda was screened in my classroom, and me and my friends instantly fell in love with it the moment it began.

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I discovered KFP WAY too late, probably because my initial thought upon hearing about it - back when it came out - was, "That sounds dumb." I finally saw the first movie in late 2015, and I was so surprised by how much I liked it! I immediately sought out the sequel, and liked it even more than the first. Now I just had to wait for the third film to come out. My reaction? To be honest, I was a little disappointed with it. But I still harbor a strong love for the franchise, and I am excited to see where it goes in the future. :)

  • whispers* I am also praying with all of my heart that I will be able to meet Tigress at Universal someday...
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I was 7 or 8 years old when I first found out about "Kung Fu Panda". It happened when my parents rented "Bee Movie" on DVD. Kung Fu Panda was one of the previews, but they all went by so fast that I wasn't able to take it all in. Later on, when I was visiting a Toys R Us for some unknown reason, I found a children's book about Kung Fu Panda. On one of the pages was Tigress, and I fell in love with her instantly. Since my parents were busy and couldn't take me to the movies to see Kung Fu Panda, I saw it online and thought it was AWESOME! Later, when it came out on DVD, I got it along with Secrets of the Furious Five. I have to tell you, I was pretty shocked to find out that Tigress was an orphan! But after all of that, I became a bonafied KFP fan. I then went and saw KFP 2 and KFP 3 when they came out in theathers, and I'm hoping that KFP 4 is as good as they are!

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