May 27, 2011

Jack Black in Kung Fu Panda 2

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KungFuPanda130X130 Kung Fu Panda Po and Real Panda Baby Po

Kung Fu Panda 2 (rated PG) hits theaters on Friday, May 26, and this year, the main character, Po, was honored by having a real live baby panda named after him! Andrew Liang, Scholastic News Kids Press Reporter went to Zoo Atlanta for the naming ceremony and actually got to speak with Jack Black who plays Po in the movie.

Q: So which is cuter- Po from the movie or the newborn panda?
Jack: Well, the newborn panda is cuter than the full-grown Po in KFP1
the movie just because he’s a little baby cub. Baby cubs are always cuter than the full-grown thing. But the full-grown Po in the movie is pretty darn cute as well if I don’t say so myself. They modeled many of his good looks after a certain actor. . . or so I’ve been told.

Q: Why is it important to protect pandas?
Jack: It’s important to keep track of all the wildlife, all the endangered species in our world, because our world depends on a delicate ecosystem and it keeps all the species in a balance. Once you lose a species they’re gone forever, so we’ve got to be extra vigilant in taking care of the panda population along with all the creatures in this world. KungFuPanda2

Which Po do YOU think is cuter, Kung Fu Panda Po, or real panda baby Po? Leave us a Comment!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Interview by Andrew Liang, Scholastic News Kids Press Reporter
Photos courtesy DreamWorks Animation

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  1. pbpatrick

    I just saw the movie last night and I it was so good I paid to see the late night version! after the movie we stayed and watched the credits it took ten minuets to finish! that movie was hard to produce so be grateful to the producer. P.S my favorite characters are jack black and Jackie Chan. and how did master ughwa die in the first movie like did killer leaves come down and atack him or something?

  2. PresidentJade2

    I heard that it was the most hilarious movie ever.I
    havent seen though I bet its going to be great.I’m lookin forward to you.