Kung Fu Panda DVD all-star Hollywood party
By April MacIntyre Nov 10, 2008, 2:44 GMT
November 9th at Grauman\'s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Photo Berliner Studio/BEImages
The celebrities and fans alike turned out in droves to celebrate the popular children's animation film, "Kung Fu Panda" with stars Jack Black (Po), Dustin Hoffman (Shifu), Angelina Jolie (Tigress) and Jeffrey Katzenberg at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
The DVD release of the #1 animated movie of the year, Kung Fu Panda, and the debut of Po’s new adventure story, Secrets of the Furious Five, broke out in a Pandemonium Double Pack on Sunday, November 9.
Jack Black voices Po the Panda, the title character.
In the film, Po dreams of being a kung fu master, with just a few hinks in the plan. He isn't exactly fit for martial arts and his dad wants him to continue the family business - noodles.
Po, however, worships and collects action figures of the Furious Five, the kung fu masters Tigress, Crane, Viper, Monkey, and Mantis.
Also attending were Kung Fu Panda’s John Stevenson (Director) and Melissa Cobb (Producer) along with Secrets of the Furious Five’s Raman Hui (Director) and Karen Foster (Producer).
They were joined by Peter A. Seligmann, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Conservation International, Dr. Lu Zhi, the leading expert on pandas, Ms. Yang, Baijin, the secretary general of China Wildlife Conservation Association and Mr. Chen, Youping, the head of Wanglang National Nature Reserve.
DreamWorks’ ongoing commitment and support to Conservation International (CI) continued as Katzenberg presented a donation to support their efforts for nature conservancy and the preservation of pandas in their natural habitat.
CI is a nonprofit organization applying innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect and preserve the Earth’s biodiversity around the world.