Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short)

Character: Tigress
Original Release: November 24, 2010 (US)
Directed by: Tim Johnson
Written by: Jonathan Groff, Jon Pollack
Produced by: Melissa Cobb
Running Time: 21 minutes

The Winter Festival is coming and Po is asked to host the great exclusive formal banquet for all the Masters of Kung Fu. However, the occasion is on the same night as his father's restaurant's own party and Mr. Ping, upset at his son's absence, will not cancel it to cook for the masters at Po's request.

Burdened by his father's imposed guilt about his conflicting responsibilities, Po finds all the preparations a dispiriting struggle. However, the solution comes from where he least expects it even as the panda must decide who truly needs him more on the big night.

Cast & Characters

Jack Black (Po), Dustin Hoffman (Shifu), Seth Rogen (Mantis), Lucy Liu (Viper), David Cross (Crane), James Hong (Mr. Ping), Jack McBrayer (Wo Hop), Dan Fogler (Zeng), Jackie Chan (Monkey), Jonathan Groff (Master Rhino), Conrad Vernon (Boar), Tom Owens (Dream Bunny / Panicked Pig), Susan Fitzer (Shop Owner / Baby Bunny / Host Goose), Mick Wingert (Goose Attendant / Pig Tailor), Stephen Kearin (Father / Village Bunny), Lena Golia (Little Bunny)

Photo Gallery
  • Children in the square in the outdoors night scene are making a giant snow panda.
  • Wo Hop is from the Heilongjiang province. Heilongjiang means "Black Dragon River." It is a border province that historically has had many attacks from raiders and contains part of the Great Wall of China, both of which are shown in Wo Hop's fantasies.
  • The colors for the outside lanterns in the town square are the same for the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, held in Harbin, in the Heilongjiang province of China.

Awards & Nominations

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films - Best Presentation on Television
Annie Awards - Best Animated TV Production - DreamWorks Animation
Annie Awards - Character Animation in a TV Production
Annie Awards - Best Directing in a TV Production - Tim Johnson
Annie Awards - Best Production Design in an Animated TV Production - Ritchie Sacilioc
Annie Awards - Best Voice Acting in an Animated TV Production - James Hong
Annie Awards - Best Music in a TV Production
Annie Awards - Best Storyboarding in an Animated TV Production - Tom Owens
Humanitas Prize - Children's Animation Category - Jonathan Groff, Jon Pollack