Kung Fu Panda Movies in Order

Watch All 4 Kung Fu Panda Movies in Order – (2008 -2024)

Are you ready to go on a thrilling martial arts journey? Look no further than the Kung Fu Panda movie series! A perfect fit for the whole family! With its heartwarming plot, humorous characters and stunning animation, these films will surely keep you and your loved ones entertained for hours on end.

This blog post will help you watch the Kung Fu Panda movies in order, allowing you to follow Po’s story, a giant and clumsy panda with dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master who is suddenly chosen as the Dragon Warrior and primarily voiced by Jack Black. This movie’s compelling plot and impressive fight sequences won audiences of all ages. So gather the family and dive into the exhilarating world of Kung Fu Panda!

With four movies, three shows and a holiday special, figuring out how to watch all Kung Fu Panda movies can be a hassle. Here’s the ultimate Dragon Warrior order to help you watch perfectly without missing out on any of the fun.

The Kung Fu Panda Movies in order:

Movie Releases
Movies Release Date
Kung Fu Panda 1 June 6, 2008
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five November 11, 2008
Kung Fu Panda Holiday November 24, 2010
Kung Fu Panda 2 May 26, 2011
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters December 13, 2011
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness September 19, 2011
Kung Fu Panda 3 January 29, 2016
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll January 5, 2016
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny November 16, 2018
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight July 14, 2022
Kung Fu Panda 4 March 8, 2024

1. Kung Fu Panda 1 (2008):

Kung Fu Panda (2008): The Journey Begins

The movie which started it all! The first Kung Fu Panda movie introduces us to ” Po,” a loveable and clumsy panda who works with his father, the peacock, in his family’s noodle shop, dreaming of becoming the ultimate Kung Fu panda master. His life takes a huge turn when he is unexpectedly chosen as the dragon warrior, which comes as a shock not only to him but also to the whole valley.

He is chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy and to train with the legendary Furious Five. Despite his lack of skill at the start, Po doesn’t give up, and with his courage and resilience, he goes on to become worthy of the Dragon warrior name, making lifelong friends along the way.

In the end, he has to face the mighty snow leopard, Tai Lung, who is no ordinary prisoner. He must fight for his life to save the valley and his friends. This first film is a beautiful combination of humor, love and thrilling martial arts all in one. He sets the bar high as ever while carving the way for the rest of the Kung Fu Panda movies.

IMDb Rating 7.6/10


2. Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008):

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008):

In this short film, we see Master Shifu instructing Po to teach a beginner’s Kung Fu class to a group of adorable bunny children. Po tries to teach the kids that Kung Fu is not all about fighting and going into battle but that it has a deeper meaning to it, the true meaning of “excellence of self.”

To explain his point, Po goes on to tell the children the individual story of each furious five-member, their past, the lessons they learned and what they went through to become great Kung Fu masters. After watching the first movie, this glance at Po and the rest of the Furious Five is exactly what fans need to see.

IMDb Rating 7.0/10


3. Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010):

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010):

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Also known as Kung Fu Panda Po’s Winter Wonderland is a 2010 holiday television special for about 25 minutes that follows Pos story of hosting the annual winter feast at the jade Palace which is a highly ritualized formal occasion that all Kung Fu Masters in China attend and they expect nothing but perfection.

We see Po face some family problems with his father and not appreciate what is in front of him; he struggles to put it nicely to organize the event. Still, everyone is happy in the end, and Po and his dad also work things out. All of this comes with a good amount of comedy to keep you smiling until the heart-touching seems that might make you go home and hug your family. 

IMDb Rating 6.7/10


4. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011):

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011):

In Kung Fu Panda 2, we see Po face his new, dangerously evil opponent, Lord Shen, a peacock who seeks to conquer China and the one who is responsible for eliminating every Panda he can find from China. With hopes of destroying Kung Fu with his new weapon, Lord Shen leaves nothing to rest.

As Po battles with Shen, he struggles with his identity, finally finding out the truth about his past and the fate of his biological parents; in this sequel, we see Po’sPo’s character learn and grow and watch him become the best version of himself. With double the action and better animation, we finally see the legendary Furious Five in action with the dragon warrior, filling our hearts with love for the Kung Fu Panda movies all over again.

IMDb Rating 7.3/10


5. Secrets of the Masters (2011):

Secrets of the Masters (2011):

In this short film Secrets of the Masters we see Po along with Tigress and Mantis break into the Hall of Heroes to get more information on the past of the legendary Kun Fu Masters. Master Ox, Croc and Rhino. 

The rest of the film shows us their history and the journey’s all three of them individually went through, one at a time and how they overcame their challenges and ended up in Gongmen city.

IMDb Rating 6.8/10


6. Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: (2011,14,16)

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: (2011,14,16)

Legends of Awesomeness follows Po’s shenanigans as he tries to balance his responsibilities as the Dragon warrior with his natural clumsiness while continuing the story of the fantastic furious five and the Valley of Peace.

Now that Po also lives with the Furious Five and Master Shifu at the Jade Palace, we see how Po navigates life in the palace as well. Full of love, amazing animation and laughter this series beautifully continues the events of the movies in a different direction.

IMDb Rating 7.0/10


7. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016):

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016):

In the third installment in the Kung Fu Panda movies, we see Po reunite with his biological father and discover a secret Panda Paradise hidden from the world. Po learns all the stuff he missed out while growing up without the Pandas, their ways, and how to be like them while also preparing to fight another supernatural villain, Kai, who has trapped the chi of all the legendary Kung Fu masters, and the only one who can defeat him is Po.

Kai is no ordinary villain, and defeating him won’t be an easy task; Po must do the impossible: train a village entire of his fun-loving, adorably clumsy brethren to become the ultimate team of Kung Fu Pandas. In this film, we see the most important theme of family, which is how Po loves and cherishes both his chosen family and his real family.

Tears, joy, and all the martial arts you can muster into one movie can all be found in this movie, which was by far a letdown but a praise-worthy movie standing right on top of its predecessor. Most definitely worth the wait!

IMDb Rating 7.1/10


8. Secrets of the Scrolls (2016):

Secrets of the Scrolls (2016):

Secrets of the Scrolls is another short film in the Kung Fu Panda series we dive deep into the past of the fan favorite Furious Five, we get to see the individual journey of all five of the members and how they started their Kung Fu journey.

How a twist of fate brings five unlikely animals together who discover that by fighting together and by combining their skill they make a deadly unstoppable team while also establishing friendships and bonds that will last forever.

IMDb Rating 7.0/10


9. Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny: (2018-19)

Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny: (2018-19)

In The Paws of Destiny we are introduced to a new generation of heroes; Po finds and trains four panda children who accidentally stumble upon a mysterious and powerful power deep within a mountain.

Unable to handle and control it on their own as they might hurt themselves or others around them we see Po go from being trained in the Kung Fu arts to becoming a teacher himself.

IMDb Rating 7.3/10


10. Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: (2022-23)

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: (2022-23)

In this latest installment of the Kung Fu Panda sage, we see Pos journey as he teams up with an English Knight who has no tolerance for any seriousness or nonsense, the complete opposite of Po’s wondering blade, to find a magical weapon that could threaten the world.

Each series takes us on a new journey exploring different lands and adding even more depth and new tales to the legendary Kung Fu saga.

IMDb Rating 6.1/10


11. Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024):

Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024):

Finally, Kung Fu Panda 4 marks the exciting return of Po and his adventures in the world of Kung Fu. In this movie, we see Po face his most challenging crisis as a new villain emerges with a strange yet mysterious power that threatens the very essence of Kung Fu itself. Po must dive deep into the secrets of the ancient Kung Fu arts and his past to unravel the abilities he has yet to understand.

We see Po embark on a quest that takes him outside of China, exploring new lands and cultures. This sequel continues to build on the themes of love, friendship and self-discovery, as shown in the previous films, while also introducing fresh characters and elements. Humor, heart and high stakes action. Kung Fu Panda 4 promises to have it all and more that fans, both old and new, will cherish.

IMDb Rating 6.3/10


The start studded cast of the Kung Fu Panda movies:

The Kung Fu Panda Saga is a mix of the voices of one after the other talented actors. While we may see some only in one movie or a special, others may appear in most movies and shows. This includes our actors who are best known for their live-action work, like Lucy Liu (Viper), Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Michelle Yeoh (Soothsayer), Kate Hudson (Mei Mei), Alfred Molina (Ke-Pa) and Dustin Hoffman (Master Shifu the red Panda).

Also appearing are actors James Hong (Mr. Ping), Amy Hill (Gradma Panda) Jackie Chan (Monkey), David Cross (Crane), J.K. Simmons (Kai), Diedrich Bader (Hundun), Wayne Knight (Jong Sung Jai Kai Chow), Wendie Malick (Fenghuang) and Seth Rogen (Mantis). The more extensive cast also includes performers best known for their voice-over work, like Fred Tatasciore (various), Kevin Michael Richardson (Temutai), Jim Cummings (Lidong) and John DiMaggio (Fung).

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many movies in Kung Fu Panda?

There are a total of 4 movies in the Kung Fu Panda sage excluding the short films.

How can I watch Kung Fu Panda 4?

You can also watch Kung Fu Panda 4 at the cinema; manyy cinemas are still screening the movie. It has not been long since the release, but you can also find Kung Fu Panda 4 on any of your essential screening platforms as it is available all over.

Is Kung Fu Panda 2 or 3 better?

Now, that is a difficult question to answer. They are both fantastic in their point of view, but Kung Fu Panda 2 is one of the rare sequels that has surpassed its original. It is better, darker and more emotional, with the best villain in the series. ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ is not as good as the previous two films but there is still a lot of good stuff in it that makes it worth the watch but yes there is plenty of more stuff that could have been done differently or added on to make the film the best one yet.

Which Kung Fu Panda movie is the best?

The Kung Fu Panda movie that is still going strong after its release in 2011 is Kung Fu Panda 2, the best of all Kung Fu Panda movies; that film is just something else!

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