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    30 Days of Kung Fu Panda
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    Welcome!

    Welcome one and all to a special event hosted by the Kung Fu Panda Wiki! This is a special time for Kung Fu Panda fans because in June of 2008, the first film of the franchise was first released in U.S. theaters, which now means that the franchise and its large following are both officially 5 years old.

    Fans all around the web are celebrating this momentous occasion, and the Kung Fu Panda Wiki wishes to recognize and celebrate alongside them, as well as help spread word to those who haven't yet been introduced to the franchise.

    *Note: Returning readers from this blog (to check daily updates) or the event announcement blog are free to skip down to the new information regarding the event's activities.


    Event Info

    See also: Announcement: A Special Wiki Event

    This event is being held in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Kung Fu Panda franchise. For the entire month of June, we will be hosting a variety of activities that we hope helps accomplish our goals for this event. Among these activities include:

    • Polls
    • Interactive blogs
    • Spotlights on articles, media, the fandom and more
    • Updates on a televised event
    • Updates on upcoming releases / premieres
    • Birthdays
    • Western and oriental holidays
    • See as they come!

    This event is designed to help reach out to the world about this successful and spectacular franchise. Whether you've just barely discovered Kung Fu Panda or if you’ve been a hardcore fan since the beginning, we're all here to unite as one in celebration of 5 years of the kung-fu-fighting panda!

    Our Goals

    • Celebrate the international success and popularity of the franchise
    • Unite the fandom's fans and the wiki's community
    • Testify and share our passions with fellow fans and others (former fans, fans of animation, fans of DreamWorks Animation, people who haven't yet discovered Kung Fu Panda, etc.)
    • Invite others to join in the celebration

    Share this event!

    This event is exclusively online; therefore, we are dependent on getting word out through social networking and other technological means. Here's how you can help get the word out:

    • Share/like/retweet/reblog/favorite/comment/rate/etc. any posts by the wiki, official DWA pages, other fans, etc.
    • Post/tweet/blog/tag/upload/etc. your own stuff about KFP:
    • News
    • Pictures
    • Quotes
    • Favorite stuff
    • Fanon
    • Testimonies / "Confessions"
    • Tributes
    • Anything else that gets people thinking about Kung Fu Panda!
    • For tagging:
      • #KungFuPanda, #30DaysKFP
      • Make up your own (#KFP5thAnniversary, #KungFuPandaAnniversary, etc.)
    • Change your avatar/profile pic/cover photo/page header/etc. to a KFP picture
    • Start/contribute to a KFP-dedicated group/forum
    • Etc., etc., etc.—there's so many possibilities!

    One thing to remember with sharing activities: Don't get to the point of being patronizing and/or annoying. Don't make people not want to get involved in Kung Fu Panda because its fandom is full of people that are too overwhelming. You're doing this so others can experience the same passion you feel about the franchise, so remember to always be mature and humble about it. :)

    Event Log

    Every day for the entire month, we'll be updating this blog and recording our event activities. This will hopefully enable you to keep updated and never miss an activity during the event.

    Day 1

    • New blog: 30 Days of Kung Fu Panda
    • Holiday: Children's Day in China
    • Article spotlight: (In honor of China's Children's Day) Bao Gu Orphanage
    • Discussion topic of the day: What will you do (or want to do) during this month in honor of Kung Fu Panda?

    Day 2

    Day 3

    Day 4

    Day 5

    Day 6

    • New blog: Happy Anniversary, Kung Fu Panda!
    • Article spotlight: Kung Fu Panda
    • Discussion topic of the day: (Featured in new blog) Share your favorite quote/scene from the film, and then give an explanation of why it's your favorite.

    Day 7

    • New blog: Heroes vs. Villains
    • Article spotlight: Legendary Warrior (Po)
    • Discussion topic of the day: (Featured in new blog) What do you think makes someone a hero/villain? What kind of qualities do they typically possess? Which ones do you think are most important to the role?

    Day 8

    • New blog: Character Spotlight - Po
    • Article spotlight: Po
    • Discussion topic of the day: (Featured in new blog) Discuss why Po is a key hero figure: What qualities make him this way? Is he maybe villainous in some ways? Why or why not?

    Day 9

    • New blog: Character Spotlight - Shifu
    • Article spotlight: Shifu
    • Discussion topic of the day: (Featured in new blog) Discuss why Shifu is a key hero figure: What qualities make him this way? Is he maybe villainous in some ways? Why or why not?

    Day 10

    Day 11

    • New blog: Character Spotlight - Furious Five
    • Article spotlight: Furious Five
    • Discussion topic of the day: (Featured in new blog) Discuss why these characters are key hero figures: What qualities make them this way, collectively or individually? Are any of them maybe villainous in some ways? Why or why not?
    • Poll: (Featured in new blog)
    Which of the Furious Five is your favorite?
     
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    55
     

    Created: June 11, 2013
    Votes: 1310

    Day 12

    • New blog: Character Spotlight - Oogway
    • Article spotlight: Oogway
    • Activity of the day: (Featured in new blog) Pick your favorite saying/teaching from Oogway and explain why it's your favorite.

    Day 13

    Day 14

    • New blog: Character Spotlight - Shen
    • Article spotlight: Shen
    • Discussion topic of the day: (Featured in new blog) Discuss why Shen is a key villain figure: What qualities make him this way? Is he maybe heroic in some ways? Why or why not?
    • Poll: (Featured in new blog)
    Which main villain from the first two films is your favorite?
     
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    452
     

    Created: June 14, 2013
    Votes: 793

    Day 15

    Day 16

    Day 17

    Which Kung Fu Panda short is your favorite?
     
    27
     
    108
     
    184
     
    34
     

    Created: June 17, 2013
    Votes: 353

    Day 18

    Which Kung Fu Panda game is your favorite?
     
    116
     
    13
     
    20
     
    18
     
    22
     
    13
     

    Created: June 18, 2013
    Votes: 202

    Day 19

    What kind of Kung Fu Panda book is your favorite to read?
     
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    7
     
    23
     

    Created: June 19, 2013
    Votes: 220

    Day 20

    • New blog: Kung Fu Panda Merchandise
    • New Legends of Awesomeness episode: "Qilin Time"
    • Birthday: Tress MacNeille
    • Article spotlight: Wupo
    • Discussion topics of the day: (Featured in new blog)
      • What are your opinions on bootleg merchandise?
      • Why is merchandise such a popular aspect of the franchise? Why do people like it so much?
      • What do you like/dislike about the Kung Fu Panda merchandise?
      • What do you want to see (or see more of) in the future?
    • Poll: (Featured in new blog)
    Do you own any Kung Fu Panda merchandise that isn't movies, games or books?
     
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    215
     
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    Created: June 20, 2013
    Votes: 359

    Day 21

    • New blog: Ancient Chinese Culture
    • New Legends of Awesomeness episode: "Huge"
    • Article spotlight: Kung Fu
    • Discussion topics of the day: (Featured in new blog)
      • What do you think is the reason for the global fascination in oriental culture?
      • How does the Kung Fu Panda franchise "immerse" you personally into Chinese culture? Are there any particular aspects that stand out in your mind?
      • What kind of aspect(s) of Chinese culture do you hope to see (or see more of) in the franchise's future works?

    Day 22

    • New blog: Chinese Landscape
    • Article spotlight: Valley of Peace
    • Discussion topics of the day: (Featured in new blog)
      • What do you like/dislike about Chinese landscapes?
      • Which landscape is your favorite (so far)?
      • Is there any kind of specific landscaping you're hoping to see in the future?

    Day 23

    • New blog: Chinese Architecture
    • Article spotlight: Jade Palace
    • Discussion topics of the day: (Featured in new blog)
      • What do you like/dislike about Chinese architecture?
      • Which building/structure is your favorite (so far)?
      • Are there any kind of specific buildings/structures you're hoping to see in the future?

    Day 24

    • New blog: Chinese Artifacts
    • New Legends of Awesomeness episode: "Shifu's Ex"
    • Birthday: Amir Talai
    • Article spotlight: Crane
    • Discussion topics of the day: (Featured in new blog)
      • Why are artifacts important to a culture? Why are they important to the Chinese culture specifically?
      • Are there any objects in particular from the franchise that you like or is your favorite (so far)?
      • What kind of objects do you want to see (or see more of) in the future?

    Day 25

    Day 26

    Day 27

    Day 28

    Day 29

    • New blog: The Fans
    • Spotlight: You the fans!
    • Activity of the day: (Featured in new blog) Post a link to your fanon (fan art, fan fiction, fanvids, etc.), fansites, fanblogs or whatever else related to Kung Fu Panda.

    Day 30

    Day 30:   Wrap-Up Party

    Today, our "30 Days of Kung Fu Panda" celebration comes to an end. And where better to end it than where it officially began? :)

    I have so many thoughts and feelings about this right now. But, let's try to keep organized so I don't end up rambling (too much). :P Our focus today is on four things: (1) reflecting back on what we talked about and celebrated this past month, (2) what's changed because of it; (3) pondering about what's in store for the future of Kung Fu Panda; and (4) my personal final thoughts on the event.

    Reflection

    Take a look at the event's log above. I'm sure you'd all agree that it's been quite an eventful month! And personally, this month has been one of the shortest months of my life—it flew by for me! Even still, we've accomplished a lot in celebrating the Kung Fu Panda franchise: how we first discovered it; why we love it; what we learn from it; anniversaries and birthdays; the franchise's themes; all of our favorite characters; all of our favorite franchise media; the franchise's portrayal of Chinese culture; and finally, all of the people who make it possible.

    We also had some goals at the beginning of this event. Let's see how we did:

    • "Celebrate the international success and popularity of the franchise"
    CHECK!
    • "Unite the fandom's fans and the wiki's community"
    CHECK! But with the small exception of those arguing in the TixPo blog. :P
    • "Testify and share our passions with fellow fans and others (former fans, fans of animation, fans of DreamWorks Animation, people who haven't yet discovered Kung Fu Panda, etc.)"
    CHECK + another CHECK to those who participated beyond the wiki's blogs!
    • "Invite others to join in the celebration"
    I've seen a few people share this event, so CHECK!

    I'll be leaving the blogs up so everyone can continue to participate in its discussion activities, and also hopefully bring in new people to the Kung Fu Panda fandom! :)

    What's changed?

    The biggest change I've seen from this event is definitely the wiki's activity, particularly from our users. Before the event started, the wiki was in a "cruise control" state, with only myself and a few other users regularly checking up here. But now I'm glad to see that we got the wiki lively with activity again with returning users, new users, and a lot of anonymous contributors.

    We've also accomplished with getting word out there about the wiki. As an admin, I receive various stats on this wiki's activity (mainly from Wikia Statistics and the Insights tool on the wiki's Facebook page), and activity on this wiki has doubled this past month. We're getting twice as many people viewing the wiki, and twice (close to three times) as many people viewing and participating on our Facebook page. I am speechless over this. I was really hoping this event would boost interest and activity, but I didn't think it would be this much. It's amazing, and you guys are to be thanked for it. :)

    I've also noticed that the wiki's activity has massively reached out to fans from everywhere around the world. I was already aware of this (thanks to Flag Counter), but there's been some of you who've actively participated in the event and mentioned that you live in a country primarily non-English speaking. I think this is another amazing this about this wiki—no matter where on Earth we are, we're all a fan force a million+ strong for Kung Fu Panda, and I'm glad this event was able to help with that. :)

    What's in store for the future?

    This whole celebration was held because Kung Fu Panda has officially been around for 5 years. So what happens now? The TV series seems like it's still going strong (now being an Emmy winner and all), but it can't last forever. We'll see where it goes in the future, and we'll try to keep up-to-date on everything with that.

    Another obvious big expectation for the future of the Kung Fu Panda franchise is the continuation of the films. I'm obviously excited about this too, and hopefully this wiki will still be just as active as it is right now, if not more. I'm not entirely sure what my future holds for me personally, but I plan to stick around this wiki for as long as I can so I can see it all happen. And hopefully you all will, too! :)

    My quick final thoughts

    Wow. This month (like I said) just completely flew by for me, and it's been a lot of fun for me. I want to personally thank everyone for their participation, especially to those who participated in every single discussion activity. There have also been some equally active users on Facebook and Twitter who liked/commented/favorited/retweeted everything during the event, and I want to thank them as well. You all know who you are, and I know who you are (but not in a creepy stalker way). ;)

    All of you guys are just so awesome, and I'm glad I was able to have the wiki host this event and bring us all together. Hopefully we can do something like this again in the future. We'll have to wait and see what's in store! :)

    Our final discussion

    Now with all of that said, here are today's final discussion questions—feel free to share you opinion on any or all of them in the comments below:

    • What was your favorite blog/topic/activity/discussion/whatever else from this event?
    • What do you think has changed since beginning the event? Have you personally changed in any way?
    • What are you most excited about for the future of the franchise?
    • Any other final thoughts on the event. :)

    **ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 1, 2013 / UPDATED DAILY**

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY VaporMist ON JUNE 1, 2013**

      Five years woot. *cranks up the Hans Zimmer*

      Question of the Day: What will you do (or want to do) during this month in honor of Kung Fu Panda? Get some cool KFP 3 news.

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Jadepalacetrainee ON JUNE 3, 2013**

      I want to throw a huge movie party and watch both movies, Secrets of the Furious Five, and Secrets of the Masters, eat tons of ice cream, soda, and popcorn, and maybe order Chinese food for a few days to feel in the mood. I may also make some fan videos and rock to "Kung Fu Fighting" until I pass out on the couch. Ooh, I need to wear my "I had the noodle dream" t-shirt too.

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY AN ANONYMOUS USER ON JUNE 5, 2013**

      I'm not sure where to comment about this, but here seemed like the logical choice. I just wanted to mention that Po isn't the only one with a birthday tommorow. Angelina Jolie's birthday is on June 6th as well.

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 5, 2013**

      An anonymous user said:
      I'm not sure where to comment about this, but here seemed like the logical choice. I just wanted to mention that Po isn't the only one with a birthday tommorow. Angelina Jolie's birthday is on June 6th as well.

      • We're not celebrating Po's birthday (although we would if we knew the exact day) - we're celebrating the anniversary of the franchise he stars in. Unless that's what you meant in your comment, but I thought you were referring to the character.
      • Angelina Jolie's birthday was actually yesterday. A simple Google search will bring up numerous web results all listing June 4th as her birthday.
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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Arim Adnap ON JUNE 30, 2013**

      So, first of all I want to thank Spottedstar for this blog! It was one of the best ideas ever!! I really enjoyed being part of it!!!

      My personal favorite topic was the discussion about the characters (especially Shifu!) because after all that's what the stories are about. And for me this blog was the reason to join in this wiki, so that's what changed (a big part of my life as I now see!). And I'm glad to see what the future brings. First for the series, then the third movie...and hopefully much more!!! Just as I really bad hope that the series will appear on DVD in other coutries, too (like Germany!!!).

      So again a big thank you for this awesome blog! I'll never stop loving Kung Fu Panda, that's for sure!!! LOVE you all, guys! <3

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 30, 2013**

      Arim Adnap said:
      So, first of all I want to thank Spottedstar for this blog! It was one of the best ideas ever!! I really enjoyed being part of it!!!

      My personal favorite topic was the discussion about the characters (especially Shifu!) because after all that's what the stories are about. And for me this blog was the reason to join in this wiki, so that's what changed (a big part of my life as I now see!). And I'm glad to see what the future brings. First for the series, then the third movie...and hopefully much more!!! Just as I really bad hope that the series will appear on DVD in other coutries, too (like Germany!!!).

      So again a big thank you for this awesome blog! I'll never stop loving Kung Fu Panda, that's for sure!!! LOVE you all, guys! <3

      You're welcome. You were one of the users who participated the most, so you have my personal thanks. :)

      I'm glad to hear that this event was the reason you joined. I hope you'll stick around with us!

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Arim Adnap ON JULY 1, 2013**

      Spottedstar said:
      You're welcome. You were one of the users who participated the most, so you have my personal thanks. :)

      I'm glad to hear that this event was the reason you joined. I hope you'll stick around with us!

      Thanks! :-) You can be certain I will!

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Zaralith ON JUNE 30, 2013**

      My favourite blogs from this month-long event were the first couple, which enticed me to speak my thoughts and feelings about certain aspects of the franchise and universe of Kung Fu Panda. I've definitely noticed a marked increase in activity on this Wikia since the inception of the event and I've been quite happy, glad to see it active after it has been somewhat of a "cruise control" as you put it. I haven't necessarily personally changed, so to speak, but reading the thoughts of others about things I'm interested in gave me new insight and ways to perceive things about the franchise.

      We can not be sure what the future holds for us, but we can be sure that there will be 4 more Kung Fu Panda movies. This is something I am VERY excited and happy about. Kung Fu Panda has been a part of my life for a very long time, and now that I've become so mentally attatched to it, it will be heavenly if not god-like to be able to witness a full, 6 chapter story played out through film, one of the best mediums for storytelling. I'm also excited for whatever else DreamWorks might have in store for us related to Kung Fu Panda. If I could have it my way, personally, I'd like to see a new Kung Fu Panda movie every 3 years, of which the final film is released the day before I pass away; I can watch it and die peacefully, full of content. I guess, that's just how much it means to me. I don't qutie know what I'll do when it's all over.

      But I guess the true question is will it ever be over? New generations of children and others will discover the wonderous universe of Kung Fu Panda, and although it may be over for us, there's always the chance to teach and guide those who are new to it, to show them the ways of Kung Fu Panda through discussion and the sharing of media, and what better place to do it than right here on the Wiki that is dedicated to it :)

      I know I've only been here about a year and a half, but I've discovered much more than I ever could have imagined in just that amount of time, but I could not have done it without the amazing support and dedication from out chief Beurocrat and Administrator Spottedstar. Her hard work has allowed all of this to happen. But of course, there are others, too, who have given much contribution. VaporMist, MasterArticaKennedy, Kingdomcode, Tigress115, JaDangerz, Tlsonic, Sly the Fox, FaithfulFirefly, Empressimperia, and Lady Crane to name a few. We also could not have managed without the help from all of our users and anonymous contributors. You guys are what make our articles shine :)

      Thanks everyone for making this a dream come true!

      ~Zαrαlιth(Wall)

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    • **ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 30, 2013**

      Those are moving words, Zaralith. I'm personally grateful to you especially for sticking around here as long as you have, and for all you do (and still do). I didn't realize in the past how much Kung Fu Panda personally meant to you, and I'm glad this event helped you to open up about it. I think I'd die happy as well after seeing Kung Fu Panda come to a finish. ;)

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    • i love po

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    • I'd like to thank the community over here at kunfupanda wikia for creating such great content and a place for fans really to come together celebrate and appreciate the movie, universe, characters and teachings.

      Thanks to the admins behind this, and also to those who kept it maintained, if indeed required as it's something that's still avaialbe here even after some years. 

      It's truly like another timeless look into a great movie with great lessons and feelings, and I'm glad to see such love exisiting from others here too!

       

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