“Kung Fu Panda 2” end title “Kung Fu Panda 2” end title

“Kung Fu Panda 2” end title

Dreamworks was nice enough to post online a textless version of Kung Fu Panda 2’s beautiful end title sequence – animated Chinese shadow puppet style by L.A. based Shine Studio (and you can view the full length final version with all its English credits here).

  • I would much rather see Kung-fu Panda if it was done the way of the closing credits.

    • Gobo

      Parts of it are. They smartly use different animation styles to indicate different storytelling modes to the audience: when it’s animated as shadow puppets, it’s giving the audience a bit of historical reference. When it’s richly 2D animated, it’s a dream sequence. All three animation styles in the film are gorgeous.

  • Buzz Potamkin

    Beautiful – and seems to me it owes lots to Angry Birds.

  • The waves are great!

  • At first I was going to ask “Why without the text?” then I noticed the full version link and the text is pretty worthless.

    Cute style, and it’s fun to watch, now I just have to see if the movie is just as good :D

    • 4er

      the movie is just as good, if not better.

  • Anoniguy

    The whole shadowpuppet motif of the beginning and ending of the film really charmed me. It was nice, and I was surprised and pleased that it wasn’t a copy of the scroll motif from the first film’s end credits.

    It was a nice conclusion to a nice film.

  • These title animation look great, and yes, I would love to see a whole film animated like this.

  • Perhaps it cuold help fund animated shorts made or inspired by a lot of the conceptual artists which seem much better than the finished films.

  • Mark Sheldon

    Quite elegant. I wondered, when I first saw this, if the shadow puppet style was a nod to Lotte Reiniger. A omage to the latest female feature director (Yhu) to the very first.

  • Alissa

    Beautiful way to end a fantastic movie. I hope Dreamworks as a whole moves to doing films like this and Dragon.

  • Nathan

    auugh it didn’t even get to the good part of the credits. I loved the movie, I’m glad they took the different animation styles deeper and really brought out the designs of all three: 2D, shadow puppet, and 3D. I can’t wait to see some behind the scenes stuff on this

  • wgan

    i love first one (the ending credit sequence) much much more, while seeing this one, i feel like they just do it for the sake of adopting the Chinese shadow puppet thing

  • I do hate it when you are peer pressured into leaving the cinema as soon as the credits role. Happened to me when I went to see kungfu panda 2. Last ones to leave, but we sat there as the staff made no effort to hide their annoyance at our presence. Didn’t get to the end of these credits before they turned on all the lights and abruptly switched off the projector. Shocking behaviour…
    So, thanks for posting this here! :)

  • Inkan1969

    Nice work. But I liked the traditional animation style from the original movie more. I was thrilled to see that they used that style in a lot of scenes in the movie. Those were my favorite scenes.