Box art for Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit

Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit

  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure, anime & animation

Fu, a dopey rabbit, is telepathically given the ultimate kung fu power after rescuing Shifu, a martial arts master, from a fatal attack with the promise that he, Fu, would return the martial arts academy tablet to his, Shifu's daughter, Penny.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 6
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
1 out of 5
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5

Kung Fu Panda copy has violence, some name-calling.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit is a Chinese computer-animated feature that bears one too many similarities to Kung Fu Panda. Predictably enough, there is plenty of kung fu-style violence -- characters fight with swords and machetes, and they punch and kick their way from one scene to the next. This violence is counterbalanced by generous amounts of attempts at physical comedy. There is some name-calling along the order of "butt" and "loser."

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about movies that are similar to other movies. Why do you think this movie has so many similarities to Kung Fu Panda?
  • How does this movie compare with other kung fu-themed movies in terms of violence?
  • What is your opinion on the quality of the computer animation?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Lijun Sun takes a Chinese martial arts period piece and turns it into an animation. The result is Legend of a Rabbit.The story is rather light, even with a run time that just surpasses 80 minutes. It isn't that the pacing is slow, because the film moves from scene to scene rather quickly using a lot of fade outs. It's more the meandering of the plot that is wasteful. What seems like something so simple ends up getting prolonged just to make the movie longer.The martial arts is amusing to a point. With CG animation, it isn't difficult to have the characters go all out with over the top moves and fight scenes; unfortunately, the action is not the most memorable element of this production.The voice work is OK. Fan Wei is an acceptable Tu. Yan Ni and Zhang Fengyi are more fitting to their characters, Peony and Slash respectively. Zhang Yishan is a bit awkward as Biggie.Ultimately, Legend of a Rabbit has nothing that really stands out. It is merely a Chinese CG animation that is quick sit through.

- skactopus, Monday, November 12, 2012