We had a premier party recently where they aired the first 3 or 4 episodes and it turned out pretty cute.
"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness tells the continuing adventures of Po as he trains, protects, fights, teaches, learns, stumbles, talks too much, and geeks out as the newest hero in the Valley of Peace. Now living in the barracks with the Furious Five, Po will have to take on his many new responsibilities, his many new adversaries, and his many old pounds in the continuing adventures of the Dragon Warrior. And kick some serious boo-tay. Yeah, that goes without saying. For being the Dragon Warrior is not a destination, it's a journey. Unfortunately for Po, most of that journey is uphill."
Nickelodeon has stated that they have "big plans for the show", giving the series an additional twenty-six episodes, bringing the total to fifty-two. These will be made at Dreamworks Animation SKG using the same computer-generated process as the original film, featuring Po in the lead role. Currently, not many official episode titles and plots have been announced. However, an intern at Nickelodeon Animation Studios visited the show's recording studio and later blogged that it seemed like the episodes are not written solely for comedic value, but instead have a story-based plot similar to the films.
Part of an episode plot was also revealed during a recorded voiceover session with James Hong, the voice of Mr. Ping, and Peter Hastings (the show's producer and writer). Hastings goes over with Hong one scene where "Mr. Ping has fooled Po . . . with an 'emergency' to come down to the noodle shop. But when he gets there, he sees that . . . they just need a fourth for majhong." In context with Hong's spoken lines, Mr. Ping then uses emotional appeal to persuade Po to stay; one line has Mr. Ping explaining how he "worked triple shifts to put Po through school". But Po reminds him that he never went to school, and Mr. Ping calls it "another disappointment.
There is also a soundtrack in development for the series. The score is being done by The Track Team, who are known for composing the score for Avatar: The Last Airbender.
In addition, Sifu Kisu will be the martial arts consultant for the show as he was on the Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
Some of the show's progress previewed at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, featuring fully voiced-over scenes from animated storyboards and finished animation (2D "dream sequence" animation and 3D CGI animation); in addition, the preview displayed the show's completed main title sequence, including the show's new theme song, with Po as the lead singer. In one of the CGI-animated scenes, Po must do five pull-ups before he and the Furious Five can have lunch; Masters Tigress, Crane, and Monkey help Po as he struggles to accomplish this task. In another scene, Po finds something that looks like a pair of tiny nunchucks and destroys the kitchen with them; Tigress then appears shortly after and says that she is looking for a small metal chain that's normally attached to her vest, but then stops when she sees the destruction Po has made with the "nunchucks".
The show will also be taking part in Nickelodeon's revamp to their cartoon season on television. As an early promotion, Po was featured in a Nickelodeon bumper with all the characters of the shows set to premiere (or were renewed) in 2011. On July 23rd, an exclusive sneak peek of the series is planned to be shown at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, with producers and members of the voice cast present at the panel. A sneak peek episode is also planned to be on the DVD/Blu-ray release for Kung Fu Panda 2.
Most of the new cast in the series have been revealed:
Mick Wingert will voice Po
Fred Tatasciore will voice Shifu
Kari Wahlgren will voice Tigress
James Sie will voice Monkey
Amir Talai will voice Crane
Kate Higgins will voice Viper
Max Koch will reprise his role as Mantis
James Hong will continue his role as Mr. Ping
Wallace Shawn will voice Taotie
Simon Helberg will voice Bian Zao
John DiMaggio will voice Fung
Stephen Root will voice Junjie
Wayne Knight will voice Jong
Lauren Tom will voice Bai Li
Diedrich Bader will voice Hundun
Kevin Michael Richardson will voice Temutai
John Kassir will voice Sai So
Toby Huss will voice Mr. Yeung
Maria Bamford will voice Chen
Jim Ward will voice Kwan
Amy Hill will voice Mrs. Gow
Peter Hastings will voice Apple Cart Duck
Lynn Milgrim will voice Scorpion
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
"Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom."
Last edited by Lokhopkuen; 07-29-2011 at 02:35 AM.