Did you know know that Po, the lovable panda, also the main character in Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2 (played by actor Jack Black) was adopted?
|Po getting a bath from his dad, Mr. Ping in Kung Fu Panda 2|
(image taken from http://www.ign.com/blogs/rehpotsirch/2011/06/24/kung-fu-panda-2-most-emotional-animated-film-in-a-while)
I don't know about you, but it never occurred to me when watching the first KFP that Po may be adopted, even though his dad, Mr. Ping, was a goose and he was a panda. Sure I thought it was funny that Po was so different from his dad, in looks (species!), in priorities, and even when he mentioned the "family secret recipe" for the noodle soups. But for some reason, never did it cross my mind that he was adopted.
Did it cross your mind?
If you have not seen KFP 2, I'd highly recommend it. The movie itself is funny and well done. Po's adoption story and his relationship with his goose father is very sweet, and the emotions portrayed well in the story.