It’s the classic story of a small-town boy with huge aspirations overcoming the odds to make it big. But in this case it’s a panda named Po (Jack Black), who dreams of becoming a kung fu master, despite his current station of clumsy, bumbling noodle-maker in his dad’s shop.

When it’s announced that the revered Furious Five are searching for the chosen one/dragon warrior to battle with them against the evil Tai Lung, Po believes it’s his chance to join Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Crane (David Cross), Viper (Lucy Liu) and Monkey (Jackie Chan) to train at the Jade Palace under the great Shifu (Dustin Hoffman).

With the incredible list of star-studded voice talents and a clever and endearing screenplay by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who have both written episodes of “King of the Hill,” Kung Fu Panda is easily my favorite animated film of 2008. Cross and Black fans will laugh themselves silly, martial arts lovers will enjoy the action sequences and people of all ages will be touched by the film’s message.

The DVD comes with the film’s sequel, the 24-minute Secrets of the Furious Five, that follows Po and Shifu as they uncover the ancient … you guessed it: secrets of the Furious Five.

Grade: A

Kung Fu Two-Pack is currently available.