Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny is an American animated web television series in the Kung Fu Panda franchise after the first production Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. The franchise is worth more than a billion dollars due to its film trilogy alone. Kung Fu Panda was introduced to fans around the world over a decade back. DreamWorks Animation produces the franchise. Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny premiered on Amazon Prime on November 16, 2018. The series developed by Mitch Watson, Elliott Owen and Lane Lueras, ran for 13 episodes of 30 minutes each.
The series took the web world by a storm. DreamWorks Animation’s quality of animation, action, humour, and heart is still heralded as the best in the business and Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny is no less. It continues the title’s proud panda traditions and sets up a whole new, promising future for the franchise. The reviews on all websites were extremely positive. The series was nominated at the 2019 Annie Awards in the category of the Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children.
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Cast: Who’s in it?
Since this is an animated series, the cast is limited to voice-overs. Unfortunately, Black Jack from the first series ceased to be a part of it. However, Mick Wingert continued to do the voice over for Po, after the first series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. The other voices included Chrissy Metz as Mei Mei, James Hong as Mr Ping and Amy Hill as Grandma Panda. The four new young pandas were characterized by Haley Tju as Nu Ha, Laya Deleon Hayes as Jing, Gunnar Sizemore as Bao and Makana Say as Fan Tong
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Plot: What’s it about?
The official synopsis of the series reads, “Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny follows the adventures of four energetic panda kids: Nu Hai, Bao, Jing, and Fan Tong. When the friends stumble upon a mystical cave beneath Panda Village, they have no idea they’re about to absorb the chi, or energy, of ancient kung fu warriors known as the Four Constellations. Now it’s up to them to save the world from an evil force — but first, Master Po must teach them how to use their newfound powers.”
The series is about Po and four young pandas Nu Hai – the energetic leader of the group, Bao – Nu Hai’s twin brother, Fan Tong – the sweet and devoted friend who also holds the record of being the biggest baby in the Panda village and Jing – the offbeat and unconventional kung fu warrior-in-training. They want to be dragon masters like their hero Po but don’t want to learn kung fu. Instead, they stumble through Po’s home village, to the point where they travel down a hill in a wagon and send the village’s stone peach statue over a cliff, just when Po was about to come to town to bless it. They happen to come across a secret cave under the Panda village and accidentally absorb the chi of the four ancient and powerful kung fu warriors whose statues they find in the cave.
The four warriors are named after the four constellations Blue Dragon, Black Tortoise, White Tiger and Red Phoenix. After hearing about them from Grandma Panda, the four young pandas are absolutely determined that Po should train them in kung fu so that they can save the world from all evil forces. Po, on the other hand, finds the young pandas worthless and keeps attempting to avoid training them till one day when his old master Mr Ping visits Po and tells him that he was also extremely miserable when he started. Hence, Po should train the four young pandas before they lose the chi they received. After the young pandas save Po with their special powers, when he tries to fight Rat Boss’ henchmen who wanted the chi for themselves, Po agrees to train them. Together they embark on a journey of amazing adventures, fighting battles, ferocious villains, and become legends.