Day 4: What I Learned From Kung Fu Panda
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**ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 4, 2013**
This is another topic I'm surprised was never made into a discussion blog on here. It may have been briefly mentioned in others, but it hasn't yet been given a separate discussion—until now, that is! :)
I'm treating this topic kind of like a follow-up to yesterday's Why We Love Kung Fu Panda blog. Reviewing more new comments showed me two things:
-- The franchise is, indeed, a lot more than just stuff for kids. There are many, many moments where there is a strong presence of depth, symbolism, foreshadowing, and other story aspects that aren't simply (or quickly) comprehensible by young children. It's one of the things I love about DreamWorks—they've made these films in such a way that it's not only suitable for all ages, but also gives you something to think about, evaluate, and/or relate to.
That being said...
-- A lot of you feel a personal connection to this franchise. I can definitely relate to this as well. I've seen a little bit of myself in a lot of the characters (particularly the main characters), and I've also gone through similar experiences as the ones shown in the franchise.
So let's form another list today: What did you learn from Kung Fu Panda? What has it taught you about something, in particular yourself? What kind of things did you yourself think about, evaluate, and/or relate to? Use quotes, examples, personal experiences, or whatever else you'd like to illustrate your point. :)
Two extra things to remember about this:
-- If there are too many things for you to list, then don't worry about covering them all. Just do one or two in one comment, then come back and submit another if you feel like it. I don't want anyone feeling overwhelmed by such a large topic. :)
-- This list is more focused on your personal opinion rather than successfully forming a comprehensive list, so feel free to repeat something that someone else may have already mentioned.