My 5-year-old cousin brother is a big fan of Po and The Kung Fu Panda series. I watched for the first time ‘The’ big fat panda fight with my friends at school. After a long time and two more films later, I watched the series, all three movies in a go, with the kid brother. After three movies, I realize Po not only fights but teaches something else too( he teaches Tigress, Mantis, Monkey, Viper, and Crane in the third film). A few life lessons.
All three films show that some of the most important things come to one by accident or without us wanting it. Po learned the Wuxi finger hold from Shifu while roaming awestruck inside the Jade Palace. He saw how Shifu controlled a drop of water, which he used against Lord Shen in the second film. Mastering Chi was shown to Po by Shifu in the third film. The Dragon warrior learns something after every film and calls for the viewers to do the same.
One line by Oogway in the first film tells the audience to live in the present and enjoy it. He says, ” Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called PRESENT”. It teaches not to regret about the past, not be anxious about future and live in the present.