Monday, June 30, 2008

Things I Want To Say About "Kung Fu Panda"

1. I struggled to make the connection between Jack Black's voice and the panda. To me, something didn't gel.

2. That opening dream sequence couldn't have been made without the pioneering work of the Supreme Being of Animation, Genndy Tartakovsky. Who, unless I missed it, wasn't acknowledged at all in the film.

3. Jackie Chan.

4. It's not Pixar, but otherwise "Kung Fu Panda" compares very favourably to most recent children's animated films I have seen; it's a field that has suffered from overcrowding and consequent loss of quality control of late.