It's been a year and a fucking half. Where is the rest of Season 3?
If they ever do release the rest of the episodes it will be one of the longest mid-season hiatuses in history.
I'm pretty sure the episodes for Season 3 are all finished, but Nickelodeon might be holding up Dreamworks from releasing them. It was certainly not Dreamworks' intention to put the series on hiatus until the third movie while it was mid-way through a season. I think the severing of ties between Viacom and Dreamworks put Nickelodeon in a situation where they have the broadcast rights and are simply not airing the remaining episodes because Dreamworks is now their competition.
It's only a matter of time before the episodes get out, but I have no idea when. There are probably lawyers involved which is why it's taken so long. I'm also about 90% sure that the new episodes will be put out through Netflix since Dreamworks has been distributing a lot of material through them already.
From there, I think the big question will be what happens next with the series. They might call it a wrap with Season 3, but it's also possible that the show will live on in some form. It was always a middle-chapter between Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2, and my gut tells me that the writers will at some point want to start filling in the gap between 2 and 3. I think a jump ahead in time after Kung Fu Panda 2 is coming if KFP is going to continue on TV beyond season 3, so the question remaining after that would be if they call it Season 4 of Legends of Awesomeness or if they re-launch the show with a new undertitle to reflect the shift forward in time.
I would love to have an episode of KFP where the villains are tanuki ninjas from Japan.
Why the Hell do you care about this shitty series anyway? KFP:LoA is trash and not just compared to the movies.
It's not trash. It's not as good as the movies but if you like the movies it's basically more of that. I like it because they treat it like a real ensemble cast. The movies are only about 90 minutes each, and unfortunately that makes it difficult to give adequate screen time to a large cast, whereas with a TV show you can have entire episodes about specific characters. All of the Furious 5 feel like fleshed out characters and that's something I really like about it.
yes, this is the formula that is used for seasons 1 and half of season 2, then it starts getting subverted, with someone else fucking up, or Po being the only one to realize that everyone is about to fuck up.
Also 3 seasons and only 1 episode dedicated to Master Viper.
I'll definitely say there are some uncanny parallels between this show and every episode of TMNT that's about Mikey. Nick loves episodes about a main character "fixing" a problem that they created while causing tons of collateral damage in the process.
The first Mantis-focused episode in Season 1 was great. It was the first real hint I got that the rest of the team is just as flawed as Po, just more disciplined (usually). Not to mention that Mantis is such an easy character to overlook due to his size, and yet in that episode he's just as funny and entertaining as Po.
They might be able to, but it's probably a matter of getting the broadcast rights back from Nick. Either they are waiting for them to expire, or they are having their lawyers go through the paperwork which can take quite a while.
I was not aware of this. Perhaps further investigation should be done.
So what's up with Po's pants? You'd think the Jade Palace could afford to give the Dragon Warrior a more stylish pair of slacks than the burlap he walked in with.
Anyone else feel like the VAs in LOA are generally better than the ones in the movie? The is probably Po just because Mick Wingert's Jack Black impression sounds pretty much exactly the same as the real Jack Black, and he's pretty good in the movies anyway.
Best pair when?
Angelina Jolie seems to kind of phone it in with the movies, which is pretty common for A-list stars in big budget CG films sadly. Tigress has a lot more dialogue in the show, and the actress gives her a lot more personality.
>not the Jade Palace's bicycle
That's pretty much it. The best bet is the episode airing on some foreign Nickelodeon and then it getting onto the internet. The two part episode, Emperor's Rule, apparently already aired but nobody uploaded it.
The show was flawed. But it had some good aspects to it.
Lucy Liu is the one actor in the movies who also does VA work for TV, so it made sense to bring her back. Usually when big name actors do animated movies they get paid a million bucks and only work for an hour, and for TV that is not viable.
I like how there are episodes in this show where they feel like part 2 of a 2-parter because something batshit insane is already established as having ruined everyone's lives, and the episode just rolls with it rather than devoting half the episode to setup.
The show gets most of its flak for things like the dragon episode, where they said Po inherited Oogway's chi when he died and that was how he got so powerful. It contradicted the first movie's "no secret ingredient" thing.
Granted, Kung Fu Panda 3 is all about a villain who steals chi to get powerful. So...
Anyway, the episode that pissed me off the most was the road trip episode. It strongly implied that the Furious Five weren't friends, and barely knew one another. They all insulted one another when they got upset, and all of them called Viper fake. Saying she was only acting nice. It was bullshit. The whole episode.
This show seems to follow sentai logic in that power levels are inconsistent and they change whenever it suits the story. In general Po is officially supposed to be "the most powerful" and generally is the one who turns the tide during action scenes, but he ranges from superpowered demigod to klutz who gets who gets by with the help of his friends depending on the episode.
The croc bandits are one of my favorite parts of this show.
>They're not Alligators
I'm still salty over the fact that they don't use more obscure Chinese animals
So I take it that the episodes for this show aired out of order, like with Clone Wars? Shifu's Back clearly is supposed to take place after Midnight Stranger but the official order has it much earlier in season 2. Also, Enter the Dragon seems like it was probably supposed to be the season climax since it's a 1 hour long action and plot heavy episode. Has anyone come up with a "fan optimized" viewing order for the episodes?
At least all of the fox Mei Ling episodes aired before they pulled the plug.
Wikipedia has production numbers listed, but they are still out of order and don't make sense. Midnight Stranger would be episode 6 while Shifu's Back would be Episode 5, even though it's the conclusion of the plotline introduced in Episode 5.
It's kind of confusing hire there are two chargers named Moe Ling in KFP.
At least both are qt though.
So basically some of the lost episode are out there, but not in English and no one has bothered uploading them.
I really hope Dreamworks and Nick can come to some kind of agreement to move the show to Netflix.
Damn, I just found all of the unaired episodes in Russian. That's... not helpful at all. I guess if you're curious, the bar at the bottom has the other episodes.
See, I thought the way the episode was going to be resolved was that after Po's hero chi got drained, the Furious 5 were going to some how end up combining their chi and channeling it through Po, rather than "he got better just in time." That's how I probably would have written it, at least. I like when they have to actually work together as a complete team.
Its not the show that contradicts her. In the newest short (Secerts of the Scroll) Tigress goes to Cranes old academy where he is not only still the janitor but she isn't so much as mentioned.
>We had an episode where Shifu sent the Furious 5 to a hot springs
>the whole episode took place at the Jade Palace and was about Shifu and Po
Dreamworks likely pulling it in and putting the next season up on Netflix maybe Mir will animate it.
>Mir just starts doodling out designs
>Tigra ends up looking a lot like
new merchant character a Swan that funds the journey the the five and becomes friends with Tigress.
>Another doodle of the Swan looking like
Both designs stick and make it through to production.
>Writers like the contrast the two have next to each other.
But in all seriousness its likely been pulled back to have another series on Netflix to fill their show quota.
The shows misses Po's characterization by a mile. The show treats him like he's lazy, arrogant, and actually thinks he's hot shit. Movie Po is naive, but he is enthusiastic and has a humble nature to him. He knows he has little experience and never writes off the Furious Five like in the show.
That's one of my major criticisms of the show. I like it a lot and feel like it's a faithful expansion of the movies, but Po ends up coming accross as an arrogant asshole too often. He thinks he's hot shit because he's the Dragon Warrior, and the show never truly reprimands him for it.
Since the show is supposed to end where KFP2 begins I would hope that the aim was that as the show goes on we start to see an arc emerge of Poe's newfound power and fame going to his head, and him having to come back down to earth. From what we've seen so far though he goes all over the place and for the most part is the most boastful and arrogant person in the show.
On the other hand though, Po's arrogance does cause lots of conflict, and conflict-oriented characters are very easy to write episodes around. Not saying that I like Po acting that way, but I understand why they made him that way in the show.
I will say one episode that addressed the arrogance issue well was Challenge Day. Unfortunately though, Po went back to being an arrogant showoff again pretty much in the next episode.
>Monkey and Crane are peeking through a hole in the wall to try and spot Tigress and Viper
>they get all excited when they see Viper drop her towel
>the music stops and Mantis says "guys, she's always naked"
Now that I think about it, Tigress and Korra really don't have anything in common besides being athletic and tomboyish. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if they ever met, Tigress would probably hate Korra because of what an undisciplined, impulsive, and selfish hothead she is.
Was he mention in an allusion / foreshadowing way, or as in a "hey remember when we fought Shen?" type way? If it's the latter that makes things pretty confusing, because that means at some point the show jumped past Kung Fu Panda 2 but the point at which the change would have happened is not clear.
She is in some ways, but not in the ways that Po is. Tigress is more impulsive in the "I am going to punch Po because he is getting on my nerves" way, while Kora is impulsive more in the way of "I am going to do something that will have dramatic implications on the rest of the world, and I will think about whether or not it's a good idea afterwards." The way in which Tigress is disciplined is that out of all the team she is the one who cares the most about following rules and orders from her superiors, and Korra is the exact opposite.
Crane was kind of overlooked in Season 1 of LOA but his episodes in Season 2 were some of the most entertaining. I'm not done with all the available episodes yet, but he's definitely somewhat of an underrated character. As of right now Viper is the only one who I haven't seen any dedicated episodes for, though.
Something I really like about this show is that so far they seem to have made a good effort to show how each of the Furious 5 was some kind of reflection or inversion of part of Po's personality.
Crane is the downer of the group and he's a reflection of Po's insecurities-- he also has a similar backstory to Po with a somewhat clingy parent who was afraid of letting him grow up and explore his talent for Kung Fu.
Monkey is a fun-loving prankster like Po and the two of them generally seem to get along the best out of anyone in the group.
Viper is somewhat laid back and hedonistic, which is a reflection of Po's laziness and gluttony.
Mantis is an inversion of Po in that he's perhaps trying a bit too hard to be seen as mature to the point of behaving immaturely, as opposed to Po who doesn't care enough about being seen as mature.
And then Tigress is an inversion of Po in that she is trying to be the opposite of him, even though deep down what she needs is to let him show her how to lighten up-- and she shares his tragic backstory of having been abandoned as a child.
>that smug looking rubber duck that appears throughout this doujin
With all the jokes in this show about people mistaking Tigress for a man, they should have an episode where Viper gives Tigress a makeover, and Tigress ends up liking the newfound attention a bit too much and starts acting like a bimbo. Cue message about be yourself blah blah blah with some fanservice in between.
Didn't one episode end with Shifu saying he'd bill the warthog guy for damages to the Jade Palace, and a later episode start with the warthog receiving said bill? I seem to remember that being the case but it's been years.
Huh. Well then I guess we can assume that the show jumped past KFP2 with Season 2. That really changes the perspective on how the characters have been developing since then, unless the reference to Shen was a continuity error. Does that mean that if they do Season 4 on Netflix it will take place after KFP3?
I assume if there is a new show for Netflix, it won't have any connection to LoA. Its team is currently working on the Puss in Boots cartoon, and it wasn't designed like Dragons. I don't think it could make the transition so easily.
>Does that mean that if they do Season 4 on Netflix it will take place after KFP3?
I'd rather them just hire a whole new production team and make a new, better series if that's the case.
That might be the case but they had some really good talent working on LOA that I wouldn't mind seeing transitioned over. The music from Track Team was good and Sifu Kisu did a good job as the fighting advisor like like with Last Airbender, and most importantly it had a really good VA cast.
"Bride of Po" was a kind of weird episode. If Po is attracted to Tigress he's pretty damn restrained about it compared to most things in his life, and when Song was trying to seduce him her wiles were going completely over his head, but then with Lu-Shi Po was instantly head over heels for her. I guess we're supposed to take away that Po has somewhat peculiar taste in what he finds attractive in women?
Some gave a shit. Others clearly didn't. Doug Langdale's episodes were usually solid - he created Dave the Barbarian and The Weekenders. He was one of the main writers for this show, which earned him a promotion at DreamWorks as he's now the show-runner for the Puss in Boots cartoon.
>If Po is attracted to Tigress
If. But he isn't, it's all just fanwank.
He even makes jokes about disappointing Tigress over her supposed obsession with him and he only believes in said obsession because "every girl wants the Dragon Warrior".
Why would they acknowledge the janitor thing but not Mei Ling's role?
Tigress is looking for a cleaner, dancer, comedian and doctor. (Crane, Viper, Monkey and Mantis respectively.), when she mixes up a scroll with Po that had ideas on what he wanted to be when he got older.
So I think Secrets of the Furious Five has been retconned for the most part, save for Viper's story.
Its really weird to be honest.
Tigress has gotten flustered by Po several times, although that obviously says nothing about Po himself. He wants to win Tigress' respect and admiration, but not necessarily in a romantic way. That doesn't mean he finds Tigress unattractive, but I think he's just so damn clueless that he's never put any serious thought into it.
We were certainly never going to see the two of them hook up through the show. If there is ever going to be anything between them that's the kind of development that gets saved for the movies, if it happens at all.
Right now, you cannot pirate it (on public torrents at least). It is available as bonus material on the re-release of KFP2 Blu-Ray, BUT only in DVD quality (480 pixels).
I'll wait for a better deal.
>tfw didn't sleep last night
It just feels to meh for me. The lack of words is odd considering these characters talk.
And the lack of dicking is odd considering how popular Po and Crane are with them fandom wise.
I would be happy just to have a classic Konami-style brawler game with Kung Fu Panda characters. It could be like 6-player X-men except with Po and the Furious 5, and with the convenience of local+online drop-in-drop-out multiplayer.
I feel like it'd go more like, Tigress gets a makeover, doesn't like all the new attention and whenever she tries to fight people go the "A proper lady shouldn't dirty her hands bla bla bla"
Tigress Throws off the makeover clothes and kicks butt, end of episode.
I could see it potentially going that way as well. I guess it would all depend on who wrote the episode, and whether they'd rather put Tigress in an uncomfortable situation that she must escape from, or put her in an odd situation that she gets too comfortable with, and it causes problems for everyone else.
I really want to see Tigress all gussied up and wearing a pretty dress.