Adventures of Panda Warrior

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The Adventures of Jinbao (Chinese: 大兵金寶歷險記) (Released as The Adventures of Panda Warrior in the US) is a 2012 Chinese computer-animated action comedy martial arts film directed by Kwok-Shing Lo and written by Andy Ng Yiu-Kuen and Lam Fung. The film's English cast features Rob Schneider, Haylie Duff, Norm Macdonald, Lauren Elizabeth, and Tom Kenny. Many of the film's fight scenes were animated using motion capture. [1]

Adventures of Panda Warrior
Genre: Action, Adventure
Directed By: Kwok-Shing Lo
Written By: Fung Lam, Yiu-Kuen Ng
Starring: Rob Schneider, Haylie Duff, Norm McDonald, Tom Kenny
Distributed By: Mandate Pictures, LLC
Release Date: 2012
Runtime: 78 mins
Country: China
Language: Chinese, English
Box Office: $385,656
Prequel: N/A
Sequel: N/A


In Imperial China, a peace-loving soldier named Jinbao has heard about Merryland from his grandfather who gave him a necklace he got. His Captain states that the world won't be at peace. During an attack on their camp, Jinbao runs off the cliff and finds himself in Merryland in the form of the giant panda. When falling out the sky, he is saved by Flying Pig. Jinbao learns about Merryland and how it is ruled by an evil master and his Phantom Army as well as the prophecy of the Panda Warrior. [2]

Why It Sucks

  1. An obvious and shameless rip-off of Kung Fu Panda.
  2. The frame rate is very low most of the time.
  3. The characters are being introduced very hastily.
  4. The character designs are very strange, such as Flying Pig.
    • Her big ears look like they are for flying, but they're not. They never explain this.
    • Another example is Jinbao's human form, which has a unusually big nose.
  5. Most of the characters have no redeeming qualities.
  6. In the fight sequences, it mostly cuts to pointless shots.
  7. Multiple plot holes, such as how Flying Pig saved Jinbao. We don't know how she knew that he would come to her world.
  8. Very 1-dimensional and unlikeable characters, such as Mantis.
  9. Mantis, a rip off of Kung-Fu Panda's... well... Mantis, has the exact same name as... well... Mantis.
  10. When fighting the heroes, the side villains don't fight back, they just get beaten up, and the fights barely move the plot forward.
  11. Instead of throwing unique and interesting obstacles at the characters, the obstacles exist just for the sake of a 2nd act.
  12. The leader of the resistance is called Lion King.
  13. A pointless plot twist revealing that villain is a rat.
  14. Tries to copy the iconic Kung-Fu Panda training montage, but Jinbao doesn't improve, and tried to make it comical, resulting in it being unintentionally scary. Despite him not improving, Jinbao passes the training.
  15. The humor tries too hard, and results in it being immature or cringeworthy.
  16. Lots of people get impaled, despite this movie being for kids.
  17. Cotton Sheep Sister has a crush on Jinbao for no reason, despite him being a panda and her being a sheep. Her dialogue also makes her sound like a 1-dimensional girl in love.
  18. Princess Angelica reveals lots of details last-minute to raise the stakes.
  19. During the climax of the movie, the fight inexplicably turns into a literal fighting game with health bars and combos.
  20. Most of the characters have no character development.
  21. In the credits scene, Jinbao, now in his world, drinks Chinese alcohol while sticking his fingers up the other soldier's butts during a spar, despite this being for kids.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. At least this rip-off is actually similar to the movie it's ripping off, unlike most rip-offs.
  2. At least Jinbao has some character development.


This movie received very negative reviews from critics and audiences. Most of the reviews criticised the film for being a rip-off of Kung-Fu Panda. Even though it had famous actors such as Tom Kenny, this movie was a severe bomb with only $385,656 in box office revenue.


  1. The movie rereleased in 2016 to capitalise Kung-Fu Panda 3.
  2. Jackie Chan accepted the role of Jinbao for the Chinese version, making Jinbao's appearance resembling Jackie Chan. [3]
  3. Many of the fight scenes were animated with motion capture. [4]


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The chinese Kung Fu Panda.

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