There are a lot of animation films that just leave you « aww, this was cute ! ». You even shed a few tears sometimes, and life goes on, you spent a very nice moment and the day after you almost forget you watched it.
King Fu Panda is one of those films that just doesn’t leave you like that ; because it goes way beyond the cute stage. It brings meaning. A lot of it.
We’ve seen old wise characters in animation or non animation films ; the cinema is full of them, but in how many have you seen this same character leaving the world as beautifully, poetically and in the end so brilliantly imagined way for the main target that is the young public ? We almost wish we could disappear like time when the time is up.
Through the beauty of scenes like this, Kung Fu Panda delivers a somehow unique style to kindle children to fundamental questions about life and alternative (for the genre) yet very imaginative and encouraging ways to consider it.
Oogway: Quit, don’t quit? Noodles, don’t noodles? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present.”
Lines like the preceding shows you the remarkable depth this film was written and conceinved with, apart from the very impactful and significant messages the whole actin is built upon.
Making the best out of everything, that everyone has his own strength, union, fraternity, solidarity, cohesion only represent a few of these universal elements we all need to cherish and that are thoughtfully represented in this film.
Full of surprises, good jokes, master strokes, these finally are what we can find plenty of in such a well animated film realisation that the results not only stands as a perfect film for children, but a perfect film for children of the universe we all are.