Pandamonium Breaks Loose on Sunday, November 9th When the Year's Biggest Comedy Debuts on DVD and Blu-ray Along With DreamWorks Animation's World Premiere of Po's All-New Adventure



    
    DREAMWORKS' KUNG FU PANDA

    Two-Disc Edition of the $600 Million Summer Blockbuster Comes Stuffed
    with Laughs and Hilarious Bonus Content

    And, The Story Continues With the All-New Adventure, Secrets of the
    Furious Five, Featuring the Voices of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman

    "There's heart in this movie and that's the secret ingredient." Richard
    Corliss, Time
    

    HOLLYWOOD, CA, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Prepare for awesomeness as DreamWorks
Animation SKG, Inc.'s (NYSE:   DWA) powerhouse hit, Kung Fu Panda, makes another
unmatched move as it breaks out early on DVD and Blu-ray on Sunday, November
9th along with the studio's unprecedented debut of a brand new companion
story, Secrets of the Furious Five.  The No.1 comedy of the year with over
$600 million at the worldwide box office, the hilarious and inspiring Kung Fu
Panda is "a delightful movie that can stand among the very best animated
features" (Leonard Maltin, "Entertainment Tonight").  In response to fans'
overwhelming enthusiasm for its latest hit, DreamWorks Animation is delivering
more of what audiences loved with the world premiere of the all-new adventure
Secrets of the Furious Five.  Delving into the backstories of the
unforgettable characters from Kung Fu Panda with brand new animation, Secrets
of the Furious Five once again features the voices of Jack Black as the heroic
and beloved Po and Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu.  One of the most
anticipated home entertainment releases of the year, Kung Fu Panda is now
coupled with Po's new adventure for an unprecedented Pandamonium Double Pack
that delivers a phenomenal entertainment value for the whole family with an
anticipated retail price under $25.

    With an all-star cast of voice talent including Jack Black, Angelina
Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Ian McShane, Kung Fu Panda
delighted audiences around the world with its fun and uplifting story of an
unlikely martial arts hero.
    

    
    In Secrets of the Furious Five, Po faces what may be his greatest
challenge: trying to teach a class of young Kung Fu students.  To gain the
unruly group's attention, he leans on the one thing closest to his heart --
his Kung Fu fan-boy knowledge.  Secrets of the Furious Five further expands on
the stories of Monkey, Tigress, Mantis, Viper and Crane as Po relates how they
unlocked important lessons to become truly excellent in the art and ideals of
Kung Fu.
    

    
    The Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five Pandamonium Double Pack
presentation is over-stuffed with behind-the-scenes features filled with
hilarity and activities that pack a punch.  Viewers can explore the animals
depicted in the films, follow a tutorial on drawing their favorite characters,
go behind-the-scenes to meet the cast, find out about the sound design, learn
the Panda Dance, watch a "Kung Fu Fighting" music video, delve into Mr. Ping's
noodle house, figure out what fighting style they are, download printables and
game demos and much, much more.
    

    Mighty Marketing Support
    
    In a choreographed move with powerful retail support, Kung Fu
Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five will create Pandamonium with a Sunday
release date.  Capitalizing on additional family traffic, the debut will be
supported by a massive marketing program including a multi-million dollar
advertising campaign that will generate hundreds of millions of impressions
across national television, print and online media outlets.  In addition, DVD
messaging will be extended further through promotional partnerships with a
wide range of companies including Carl's Jr./Hardees, Chuck E. Cheese, ConAgra
(Chef Boyardee, Hunt's Snack Packs, Cheff Pizza Kids, Peter Pan), Energizer,
Hubba Bubba, Kellogg's and Bank of America.  A far-reaching publicity campaign
for Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five also is being implemented
leading up to street date and throughout the holiday season.
    

    DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA/SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE DVD
    
    The Kung Fu Panda/Secrets of the Furious Five two-disc Pandamonium Double
Pack delivers a one-two punch with bonus material filled with awesomeness
including the following:
    

    Disc 1:
    Kung Fu Panda
    Bonus features:
    --  Filmmakers' Commentary
    --  Meet the Cast
    --  Pushing the Boundaries
    --  Sound Design
    --  "Kung Fu Fighting" Music Video by Cee-Lo
    --  Mr. Ping's Noodle House
    --  How To Use Chopsticks
    --  Conservation International: Help Save Wild Pandas
    --  Dragon Warrior Training Academy
    --  Printables & Weblinks
    --  DreamWorks Animation Video JukeBox


    Disc 2:
    Secrets of the Furious Five
    Bonus features:
    --  Po's Power Play
        --  Learn to Draw: Crane, Monkey, Viper, Po, Mantis & Tigress
        --  Dumpling Shuffle
        --  Pandamonium Activity Kit
            --  Sound Machine
            --  HP Printables
            --  Custom Printables
            --  Kung Fu Panda Activision Game Demo (DVD ROM)
            --  Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Activision Game Demo (DVD ROM)
    --  Land of the Panda
        --  Learn the Panda Dance
        --  Do You Kung Fu?
        --  Inside the Chinese Zodiac
        --  Animals of Kung Fu Panda
        --  What Fighting Style Are You?


    
    A Kung Fu Panda single-disc DVD will also be available at most retailers
for under $20 in either a widescreen or full screen edition and includes the
following special features:
    
    --  Filmmakers' Commentary
    --  Meet the Cast
    --  Pushing the Boundaries
    --  Sound Design
    --  "Kung Fu Fighting" Music Video by Cee-Lo
    --  Mr. Ping's Noodle House
    --  How To Use Chopsticks
    --  Conservation International: Help Save Wild Pandas
    --  Dragon Warrior Training Academy
    --  Printables & Weblinks
    --  DreamWorks Animation Video JukeBox


    DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA Blu-ray
    
    The Kung Fu Panda Blu-ray will be presented in 1080p High Definition with
English 5.1 Dolby True HD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and
Portuguese subtitles.  Bonus features include:
    

    --  Inside Kung Fu Panda
        --  Filmmakers' Commentary
        --  The Animators' Corner
        --  Trivia Track
        --  Meet the Cast (HD)
        --  Pushing the Boundaries (HD)
        --  Conservation International: Help Save Wild Pandas (HD)
    --  Po's Power Play
        --  Dragon Warrior Training Academy
        --  Dumpling Shuffle
        --  Learn to Draw (HD)
    --  The Sounds and Moves of Kung Fu Panda
        --  Sound Design (HD)
        --  "Kung Fu Fighting" Music Video by Cee-Lo (HD)
        --  Learn the Panda Dance (HD)
        --  Do You Kung Fu? (HD)
    --  Land of the Panda
        --  Mr. Ping's Noodle House
        --  How to Use Chopsticks (HD)
        --  Inside the Chinese Zodiac (HD)
        --  Animals of Kung Fu Panda
        --  What Fighting Style Are You?
    --  DreamWorks Animation Video JukeBox (HD)
    --  Trailers
    --  BD-Live
        --  A Day in the Life: A Shaolin Monk in Training (available for a
            limited time)
        --  Po Around the World


    DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA Synopsis
    
    Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po works in his family's noodle
shop while daydreaming about becoming a Kung Fu master.  His dreams soon
become reality when he is unexpectedly chosen to join the world of Kung Fu and
study alongside his idols -- the legendary fighters Tigress, Crane, Mantis,
Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu.  But
before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is
headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming
threat.  Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu hero into reality?  Po
puts his heart and his girth into the task, and ultimately finds that his
greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.
    

    DreamWorks Animation's SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE Synopsis
    
    Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman are back in an all-new Kung Fu Panda
adventure!  We catch up with Po after he has become the Dragon Warrior and he
faces a new and daunting task, to teach Kung Fu to a group of eager bunnies
from the Valley of Peace.  Although Po is now able to face the fiercest of
villains, he is completely out of his element in the classroom.  So, he leans
on the one thing closest to his heart; his Kung Fu fan-boy knowledge. He tells
the kids how each of the five unlocked an important lesson which allowed them
to become "excellent" and put them on the road to being the Kung Fu masters
they are today.  In the end, Po will see that through sharing these stories,
he has taught the bunnies much more important lessons than he ever could have
through Kung Fu exercises.
    

    About DreamWorks Animation SKG
    
    DreamWorks Animation is principally devoted to developing and producing
computer generated, or CG, animated feature films. With world-class creative
talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced CG filmmaking
technology and techniques, DreamWorks Animation makes high quality CG animated
films meant for a broad movie-going audience. The Company has theatrically
released a total of sixteen animated feature films, including Shrek, Shrek 2,
Shark Tale, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Shrek the Third, Bee Movie and Kung Fu
Panda. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opens in theaters on November 7, 2008 and
Monsters vs. Aliens, the Company's first film produced in 3D, is slated for a
domestic release date of March 27, 2009.
    

    About Paramount Home Entertainment
    
    Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures
Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. 
PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with
prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. 
PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home
entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount
Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics,
Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home
entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home
Entertainment.
    

    For artwork please visit: phepromo.com

    DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S KUNG FU PANDA SPECIFICATIONS
    Street date:       Sunday, November 9, 2008
    Runtime:           88 minutes
    U.S. Rating:       PG for sequences of martial arts action
    Canadian Rating:   PG for violence.  Not recommended for young children.
    DVD Aspect Ratios:  Widescreen version Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
(1.78:1)
    Full Screen version (Pan/Scan)
    DVD Sound:         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound
    DVD Subtitles:     English, French and Spanish subtitles
    Blu-ray:           1080p high definition
    Blu-ray Sound:     English 5.1 Dolby True HD
    French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Blu-ray Subtitles: English, English SDH+, French, Spanish and Portuguese

    DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE SPECIFICATIONS
    Street date:       Sunday, November 9, 2008
    Runtime:           22 minutes
    U.S. Rating:       Not rated
    Canadian Rating:   Not rated
    DVD Aspect Ratios:  Widescreen version Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
(1.78:1)
    DVD Sound:         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound
    DVD Subtitles:     English, French and Spanish subtitles




    




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