DVDs Unwrapped - Kung Fu Panda: Pandamonium Double Pack

As disappointing as Shrek the Halls was, DreamWorks did right by this one. They loaded it up with extras and a specially crafted 30-minute short "sequel," Secrets of the Furious Five, which is only available if you buy it paired with the movie in the cleverly named Pandamonium Double Pack. I was skeptical at first, but I was ultimately totally charmed by it, despite my best efforts to be critical.

If you haven't seen the movie (and if you don't have kids under 10, you probably haven't) Jack Black is a panda who aspires to be a Kung Fu master, but works at his family-run noodle shop. Until one day he's plucked from obscurity and named as the Dragon Warrior, gets some intense training, is subject to a lot of ridicule and fights a big bad guy. Sort of predictable, but it has a strong voice cast, and is really kinda funny, even though its brand of humor lacks the subtlety of a Pixar film.

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