30. Kung Fu Panda 2
Release Year: 2011
Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, David Cross, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride, Dennis Haysbert, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber, Fred Tatasciore, Lauren Tom, Conrad Vernon, Hunter Brockman
Release Date: Sunday, March 1
Sometimes, there’s no better cure for stress than to get back in touch with your inner child. If you’re not binge-watching your favorite movies and shows of yesteryear, then there’s always something to stream on Netflix, like Kung Fu Panda 2. Who doesn’t want to escape to a fun, hilarious animated world that looks nothing like your own? This month, the littlest binge-watchers get a few new selections, the best of which includes the must-watch sequel Kung Fu Panda 2.
Picking up after the events of the first film, Kung Fu Panda 2 stars Jack Black as the voice of Po, who’s now known as the Dragon Warrior and uses his new title to protect the Valley of Peace along with his friends and fellow kung fu masters. The Furious Five find a new foe in a dangerous villain, whose sights are set on Po and intends on unleashing a secret weapon to take over China. However, Po takes a deep look into his origins to find the key in defeating his formidable enemy.
Kung Fu Panda 2 comes from director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who also directed such movies as Kung Fu Panda 3 and The Darkest Minds. The film followed up the original with an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, positive reviews and a worldwide box office gross of $665.7 million. Kung Fu Panda 2 also scored the franchises second Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature. Currently, there’s no word on the fourth installment of Kung Fu Panda, but the sequel joins three of the franchise’s short films on Netflix when it begins streaming at the top of March.