DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand September 24 from Lionsgate Home
Entertainment. With a cast headlined by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Tom Arnold (Hit and
Run) and Academy Award® nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (Best Actor in a Supporting Role,
The Green Mile, 1999) along with pop singing sensation (the smash hit “Friday”) Rebecca Black
in her feature film debut, the Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit follows Fu as he embarks on a journey
to become a kung fu master. Awarded the DOVE Foundation Seal of Approval, the Legend of
Kung Fu Rabbit DVD, including a behind the scenes featurette and a sneak peak at “Miniscule,”
with four award-winning animated shorts, will be available for the suggested retail price of
In order to keep his promise to aging kung fu master Sifu, Fu the rabbit, a humble chef, must
venture out of the comfort of his kitchen. He teams up with Penny, a kung fu prodigy, and her
sidekick Biggie to go on a heroic quest to defeat Sifu’s arch-nemesis, Slash to save their kung fu
academy from peril.
The Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit is another great film brought to you by Lionsgate. We here in the Cammo Love house are big fans of anything martial arts related right now. My two oldest are in Tae Kwon Do, so we have been spending some time checking out board breaking and the like on YouTube. The story is sweet and it definitely teaches the lessons of honesty and perseverance. But what I really liked about the film was the animation. It seemed more like a beautifully written storybook in the an animated feature. It looked more like it was hand-painted, rather then stark computer animation. The colors are beautiful, especially in the dream sequence. My eight year old wasn’t as interested in this as my almost five year daughter was.
There is martial arts violence and use of weaponry. The Dove Foundation (which this film gave its seal of approval) recommends this film for 12+. You can visit the Dove Foundation’s website to see a more broken down description of why they suggested the age range. It is very comparable to many other animated films out there, so the rating seems a little high in my opinion.
**Disclaimer: I received this film in partnership with Entertainment New Media Network. I was not compensated in any other way. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.