17 Small But Significant Details Fans Found In The 'Kung Fu Panda' Movies

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DreamWorks Animation has an impressive slate of films behind them. Released in 2008, Jack Black's Kung Fu Panda immediately impressed audiences with its cultural appreciation and heartwarming message. Fans from r/MovieDetails pointed out the insanely small details throughout the trilogy that proves these movies are better than they have any right to be. 

Did you notice any of these hidden details or Kung Fu Panda Easter eggs the first time around? Take a look below and vote up the most impressive details from the Kung Fu Panda trilogy!

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    332 VOTES

    Oogway's Words Of Wisdom Carry Immense Weight 

    Oogway's Words Of Wisdom Carry Immense Weight 
    Photo: Kung Fu Panda / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/Jedi-master-dragon:

    In the Kung Fu Panda movies, Oogway's words, “One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it," ends up as the major plot points of all 3 movies so far.

    Redditor u/W01fTamer adds:

    When Shifu sends the messenger to Tai Lung's prison, Oogway mentions that many destinies are fulfilled in the attempt to avoid it.

    Tai Lung is able to escape using the messenger's dropped feather. Also, during the escape, almost every time Tai Lung is stuck, a guard attempting to restrain him gives him an opportunity to move forward. A guard tries to shoot him with a ballista/crossbow: Tai Lung uses it to break his restraints. They raise the platform so he can't escape: he uses the bolts as a makeshift staircase. They shoot a volley of arrows at him: he uses the raised platform as a shield. This goes on all the way until he escapes.

    332 votes
  • 2
    305 VOTES

    Po's Dreams Turn Into Reality By 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

    From Redditor u/Batman264:

    In the opening scene of Kung Fu Panda, we hear Po narrate the adventures of a warrior Panda while playing make-believe. In Kung Fu Panda 3, he is wearing the same costume he imagined.

    305 votes
  • 3
    381 VOTES

    Why Po Is Immune To Tai Lung's Nerve Attack

    Why Po Is Immune To Tai Lung's Nerve Attack
    Photo: Kung Fu Panda / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/trulymadlybigly:

    In Kung Fu Panda, Mantis says that the acupuncture isn’t working well because it’s too hard to find the right nerve points under all his fur (and fat). This explains why in the final battle, he is immune to Tai Lung’s nerve attack, which had crippled everyone else.

    381 votes
  • 4
    231 VOTES

    The Architecture Is 100% Accurate

    From Redditor u/Tappyy:

    In Kung Fu Panda 2, the large central pagoda of Gongmen City has 9 tiers. This is typical of Chinese pagoda architecture, which almost always has an odd number of tiers — usually between 3 and 13, according to Wikipedia.

    Redditor u/droidtron added:

    They did not screw around with the Panda trilogy. The Chinese think they did their own culture better than they could.

    231 votes
  • 5
    358 VOTES

    Jean-Claude Van Damme's Character Performs The Signature Split

    Jean-Claude Van Damme's Character Performs  The Signature Split
    Photo: Kung Fu Panda 2 / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/BrownSugar08:

    Jean-Claude Van Damme voices Master Croc in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). During the boat fight, Croc performs Van Damme's signature kick and split.

    358 votes
  • 6
    454 VOTES

    Mr. Ping Followed His Dreams, Too

    From Redditor u/RyuuSix:

    In Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Mr. Ping is now making tofu along with his classic noodles. In the first movie, he mentioned that he had a dream about it but called the whole idea stupid. After his son followed his dream of being a Kung Fu master, Mr. Ping made his dream a reality.

    454 votes