Considering that the film is an American kung-fu production which takes on Chinese traditions and culture, how was it received in China? Did local critics consider it a humorous animated Chinese tale? Or was it derided for being an inaccurate portrayal, a parody, or a Western stereotyping of Chinese culture?


From Wikipedia

Kung Fu Panda was also well received in China. It made nearly 110 million Chinese Yuan by July 2, 2008, becoming the first animated film to make more than 100 million Yuan in Chinese box offices. The Chinese director Lu Chuan commented, "From a production standpoint, the movie is nearly perfect. Its American creators showed a very sincere attitude about Chinese culture." With the film's success at the Chinese box office, some people within China have questioned the quality of China's domestic animations. The fact that such a successful film based on Chinese culture was created by the American film industry has led to some Chinese introspection.

So it looks like it was well received in China.

  • Sounds like it hasn't been that well received by China's animation industry though. :) – Mario Dec 2 '13 at 9:20
  • Afterall who wouldn't love Po, uh.. I mean the Dragon Warrior ;) – user5722 Dec 2 '13 at 9:44
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    They even made a movie similar in style to it, with a rabbit protagonist and a snow-leopard-disguised-as-a-panda antagonist, but with little success in replicating Kung Fu Panda's Success – Fikko3107 Dec 2 '13 at 23:39
  • @Fikko3107 What was it called? – coleopterist Dec 6 '13 at 5:25
  • At first I completely forgot the title. But after a little googling, I found it: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legend_of_a_Rabbit – Fikko3107 Dec 6 '13 at 14:14

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