Special Screening Held at the BJIFF for Fans to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of DreamWorks Animation Kung Fu Panda
2023 marks the 15th anniversary of Universal's DreamWorks animation Kung Fu Panda series. On April 24, 2023, three films of Kung Fu Panda series were screened in the partner cinemas of the BJIFF as the excellent films at the Carnival-Blockbusters section of the Beijing Film Panorama.
Screening of three films of Kung Fu Panda series at the BJIFF
Inspired by ancient Chinese traditional martial arts, the Kung Fu Panda series tell the epic and legendary story of a chubby giant panda, Po, who learns the unrivaled martial arts with unremitting efforts. His passion for kung fu can be matched by his craze for food. The first film of Kung Fu Panda series was nominated for Academy Awards in 2008 and became the original animation produced by DreamWorks with the highest box office. The trilogy has won a box office of more than 1.8 billion dollars worldwide and a good harvest of nearly 1.8 billion yuan in China.
In the past fifteen years, Kung Fu Panda has become a popular and enduring IP. The film series and the animation series that won the Emmy Awards have attracted a large number of fans in China. Meanwhile, the peripheral products authorized by the IP series and the scenic spot themed “Unrivaled Land of Kung Fu Panda" in Universal Beijing Resort have also been greatly favored by the masses. In the future, the IP will produce the animation and the most anticipated Kung Fu Panda 4 in 2024.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Kung Fu Panda, a special screening was held at the Universal CityWalk Cinema in Beijing for the BJIFF film fans. Po, Tigress and Mei Mei showed up to bring a great surprise as well as a wonderful watching and interactive experience for all the fans on the event site. Meanwhile, an online exclusive celebration page themed with “The 15th Anniversary of DreamWorks Animation Kung Fu Panda” was launched on the Movie Channel of Tencent Video. All the fans are welcome to enjoy the series of animation films and review the legendary story of Po growing up into a brave warrior.
Po, Tigress and Mei Mei showed up at the Special Screening for Fans to Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Kung Fu Panda
Group photo of Po, Tigress and Mei Mei at the special screening for fans
A fan dressed in Hanfu (traditional clothing of the Han Chinese) danced with Mei Mei on stage
Fans enjoy the film at the special screening
There is a saying in the film Kung Fu Panda: "Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” These classic lines containing oriental wisdom and philosophy can still impress the audience even today. To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Kung Fu Panda series this year, the celebration will be continued, including the review of classic lines, Po's wisdom and the insights of Kung Fu masters in the film series. Let’s follow Kung Fu Panda to witness the unrivaled legendary stories in 2023!