Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda ★★★★★

"There are no accidents." Although Po's paternal insecurities don't take center focus until the sequels, the whole of the Kung Fu Panda trilogy is about an orphan finding recognition in a world where he always felt he didn't belong. Po was abandoned as a baby and raised to make noodles, his dreams suppressed and passions ridiculed. But Oogway points right at him, and doesn't waver. There are no accidents. Upon seeing Po doing a full split 10 feet in the air for the one thing that individually motivates him, Shifu has a sudden moment of realization. He looks Po right in the eye and repeats his master's words. All his life, Po felt like he didn't belong. His dad is a goose. He's stuck in a shop all days serving pasta and playing with action figures as an adult. But there are no accidents, and nobody is a mistake. "To make something special, you just have to believe it's special."

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