Friday, May 20, 2011

Giveaway: 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Shows His Stuff at DreamWorks Animation

UPDATE: Congrats to Vita, who won the Kung Fu Panda Po Wrestler! Please email me at losangelesstory@gmail.com with your address, and I'll send it right away. Thanks so much to everyone who participated, and stay tuned for more giveaways!

That's right! Po is back, and last week I had the awesome opportunity (along with several other mom bloggers and their kiddos) to catch a sneak peek of "Kung Fu Panda 2" at the DreamWorks Animation lot in Glendale.

CC was in preschool, and it was ballet day (her favorite day, along with "share day"), so I had to go solo, but I'll definitely be taking her to this adorable, touching (yes, I cried) and heartfelt movie, once it opens on May 26.

The event itself was lovely. The DreamWorks campus is nestled into a nondescript street in Glendale but is the picture of laid-back comfort once inside the gates. Ivy crawls up stucco walls, and there's lots of open space for walking, grabbing a Starbucks or just taking a break from all of that animating.

During a cozy outdoor lunch after the screening (my review is forthcoming), the moms, kiddos and I also caught a glimpse of the new "Kung Fu Panda 2" toy line from Mattel. Two words: Baby Po!

Yes, part of the movie has Po (voiced by Jack Black) revisiting his past and how he came to be the son of a goose, aka Mr. Ping (James Hong). (Cue the waterworks, but I'll save those details for my review.)

Some of toys are cuddly (right) while others are more action-packed and perfect for imaginative role-playing. DreamWorks was generous enough to include a gift bag with a talking Po action figure and a poseable pack of Po vs. the Wolf Boss.

Although CC wasn't able to catch the film's sneak peek, she has enjoyed the talking Po, which spouts phrases like "Panda punch!" and "Skidoosh!" when you press his tummy. Now I'm looking forward to taking her to see him go all kung fu on the big screen!


*** GIVEAWAY ***

And speaking of toys, I'm giving away one Kung Fu Po Wrestler (above; ARP $29.99). This 15-inch plush toy, for kids ages 3 and up, is both huggable and ready to respond to playmates with fun phrases. Requires 3 AA batteries, included.

To enter, please leave a comment telling me your or your child's favorite "Kung Fu Panda 2" character.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.

Good luck, and I will announce the winner (on this post, not a separate one) on Monday, May 30!

14 comments:

justJENN said...

Po of course!

Vita said...

My godsons favorite character is Po. When the first movie came out, he was a bit on the heavy side and the kids at school use to tease him. When he saw the movie I think it helped him feel comfortable with himself and also disregard the comments. He even asked to be signed up for karate classes! He's currently over excited to see this movie.

I follow you on Twitter (vintagescrm) and On Facebook.

Vita said...

I retweeted :)

Dealsfan32 said...

My so favorite Character is Po
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Dealsfan32 said...

I follow you on twitter (@dealsfan32)and tweeted
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Dealsfan32 said...

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L.A. Story said...

Thanks so much! And what a touching story, Vita. It's great when kids can find a connection that makes them feel more confident. :)

Katrina said...

My daughter loves Po!

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Anonymous said...

I must ask. Any more photos of the toy line besides the four stuffies?

L.A. Story said...

I'll have to add more photos to my Facebook page. There are definitely more toys. :)

Audrey said...

My son just loves Po. He thinks he's funny, and he can't wait to see the new movie.
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Audrey said...

I already like the L.A. Story on Facebook.
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Deena Smith said...

Aw, so sorry I missed this...how cute! My son just loves Kung Fu Panda! So much in fact that pretty much all of his Christmas presents revolve around the movie...the new movie (of course), a backpack and Kung Fu Panda Digital Cookbook for our iPad. Thanks for the cute post and congrats to the woman who won!

Leroy Haley said...

CC was in preschool, and it was ballet day (her favorite day, along with "share day"), so I had to go solo, but I'll definitely be taking her to this adorable, touching (yes, I cried) and heartfelt movie, camiseta de futbol replicas once it opens on May 26.

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