KUNG FU PANDA
SEVEN, Saturday, 7pm, PG ( 2008)
This high- concept entry is one of the finest in the computer- animated genre. Jack Black showcases his goofy charm as the voice of sweet but ungainly panda Po ( above). Po’s fantasy of becoming a martial arts warrior comes true when a wise elder anoints him as the “Dragon Warrior” – the kingdom’s chosen one. Under the tutelage of his gruff master, Shifu ( Dustin Hoffman), Po takes the tentative steps to becoming a kung fu hero, training for battle against mountain cat Tai Lung ( Ian McShane). With the mix of warmth, energy and action on offer, this is a knockout combination.