So Kung Fu Panda blew me away. I saw an early screening of it here at the Metreon in San Francisco last Tuesday with a bunch of my animator friends and everyone enjoyed it. The story is very strong, the characters are likable, the design is beautiful, and it’s the perfect blend of comedy and drama. The voice acting is great – Jack Black is terrific as Po and Dustin Hoffman pulls off Shifu with ease.
I bought the “Art of” book a week ago and it is awesome. Highly recommended. Beautiful art from Nico Marlet, the character designer.