Director Sun Lijun
Initial DVD release September 24, 2013 (USA)
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure
Language Mandarin Chinese
|Release date July 11, 2011 (2011-07-11) (China)|
Writer Melanie Simka (english adaptation), Mychal Simka (english adaptation), Jingzhi Zou
Sequel Legend of a Rabbit: The Martial of Fire
Cast Jon Heder (Fu (voice)), Tom Arnold (Shifu (voice)), Michael Clarke Duncan (Slash (voice)), Rebecca Black (Penny (voice)), Claire Geare (Biggie (voice))
Similar movies Michael Clarke Duncan appears in Legend of a Rabbit and Kung Fu Panda
Legend of a Rabbit (Chinese: 兔侠传奇), released in the United States as Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit, is a 2011 Chinese animated film directed by Sun Yijun. The film features the original cast of Fan Wei, Yan Ni, Zhang Fengyi, Zhang Yishan and Pu Cunxin. In the English version, it stars the voices of Jon Heder, Tom Arnold, Rebecca Black, Michael Clarke Duncan and Claire Geare.
The film was released in 62 countries, and was the first Chinese animated feature ever to be shown internationally. The film was a box office bomb in China, only managing to gross CNY16.2 million out of its CNY120 million budget. Responses to the film were also negative, with some noting it as a ripoff to the Kung Fu Panda film franchise.
A sequel to the film was released in 2015.
A rabbit named Tu'er has an occupation of cooking pancakes in Beijing. The rabbit is trained by a monkey kung fu master named Laoguanzhu, so he can defeat the master's enemy, a panda named Xiongtianba, who is later revealed that he is a bear. Tu'er surprised at this discovery, confronts Laoguanzhu about the events that occurred. Furious at his accusations Laoguanzhu begins to enlarge until he becomes a giant and then devours Tu'er.
ReferencesLegend of a Rabbit Wikipedia
Legend of a Rabbit IMDbLegend of a Rabbit themoviedb.org