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Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny is an upcoming web series produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and distributed by Amazon. It follows the adventures of four panda kids who gain magical powers and receive help from Po in controlling their powers and stopping an evil force. It is scheduled to release on November 16, 2018.[4]

Plot

Synopsis

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny follows the adventures of four energetic panda kids: Nu Hai, Bao, Jing, and Fan Tong. When the friends stumble upon a mystical cave beneath Panda Village, they have no idea they're about to absorb the chi, or energy, of ancient kung fu warriors known as the Four Constellations. Now it's up to them to save the world from an evil force — but first, Master Po must teach them how to use their newfound powers.

Based on traditional Chinese astronomy, the Four Constellations — Blue Dragon, Black Tortoise, White Tiger and Red Phoenix — are said to have been the first warriors to achieve total mastery of chi. A few millennia ago, the masters used their powers to defeat their corrupt teacher, Jindiao. Worried their good chi couldn't exist without a powerful dark chi to balance it out, the masters then sealed themselves into an underground temple to keep the world safe. Little did they know that Jindiao lives, albeit in the new body of a vulture. If Jindiao can absorb the Four Constellations’ chi and restore himself to his true form, the world will be in grave danger.[4]

When four panda kids stumble upon a mystical cave beneath Panda Village, accidentally absorbing the chi of ancient and powerful kung fu warriors known as the Four Constellations, they must realize a destiny to save the world from an evil force. Meanwhile, Po finds himself faced with his biggest challenge yet — teaching this ragtag band of kids how to wield their newfound powers.[5]

Episodes

Main article: Category:Paws of Destiny episodes
Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018

Cast

Production

The series was first discussed in November 2017 by producer Mitch Watson while guest-starring on entertainment podcast The Nightfly with Dave Juskow. When asked about new shows, Watson mentioned "a new version of Kung Fu Panda," one that is "more like the films" and "serialized," also noting that it will be releasing on Amazon. He also indirectly revealed Po's voice being done by Mick Wingert.[6]

On April 12, 2018, the series was officially announced for Amazon's upcoming programming for 2018, revealing its title, plot synopsis, and planned release period.[3][5] On May 23, 2018, it was announced that Leo Birenberg is composing the score for the series.[2]

On October 1, 2018, the series' first trailer was released, which featured its characters and a brief plot overview.[4]

Release

The series' 13 episodes will all release on Amazon Prime Video on November 16, 2018.[4] It will be available in over 200 territories worldwide.[5]

Trivia

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Videos

References

  1. Facebook-favicon Johanna Stein on Facebook: "Feeling a combo platter of excitement, pride and relief ... at having written on the new 'Kung Fu Panda' series that will be debut’ing later in the year." Published April 17, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Film Music Reporter - "Leo Birenberg to Score DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny'". Published & retrieved May 23, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Deadline - "New ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Series From DreamWorks Animation TV Headed To Amazon" by Erik Pedersen. Published & retrieved April 12, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Collider - "Exclusive First Trailer for ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny’ Shows Off the Amazon Series" by Dave Trumbore. Published & retrieved October 1, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Collider - "DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ Trailer Reveals the Amazon Kids Series" by Dave Trumbore. Published & retrieved April 12, 2018.
  6. Revealed by show producer Mitch Watson on The Nightfly with Dave Juskow - "Live from Los Angeles with Mitch Watson" (@1:19:42 in the audio clip). Recorded & published on November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

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