(22 April, 2008 -- Hong Kong)
Ocean Park Hong Kong and DreamWorks Animation SKG, in a first ever collaboration, will jointly present a Kung Fu Panda
themed attraction, which will be a not-to-be-missed highlight at this year’s summer event at the Park. This attraction, themed entirely on DreamWorks’ latest blockbuster animated feature, Kung Fu Panda
, will bring to life scenes and icons of the movie for guests to experience in a 3-dimensional, multimedia and interactive kung fu playground. Kung Fu Panda starts showing in local cinemas from 28 June 2008, the same day Ocean Park kicks off its 2008 summer event.
Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of Ocean Park, and Ms. Terry Lai, Founder Chairman of Kadokawa Intercontinental Group Holdings Ltd., the distributor of the movie in Hong Kong, attended a signing ceremony at the Park today to mark the partnership and collaboration on Kung Fu Panda.
Billed as one of summer's hottest cinematic releases, Kung Fu Panda tells the story of a panda named Po, whose lifelong dream to be a Kung Fu Master comes true, as he embarks on an action-packed kung fu adventure alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five – Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey.
At today's event, Ms. Terry Lai also presented four local celebrities - Eason Chan, Denise Ho, Jaycee Chan, and Josie Ho - who will be the lead voice-over artists assuming the characters of Po, Tigress, Crane and Viper respectively, in the Cantonese version of Kung Fu Panda. In addition, Jackie Chan and Sam Lee have been chosen for the characters of Monkey and Mantis.
"We are thrilled about our collaboration with DreamWorks, and we simply can’t wait to present the Kung Fu Panda themed attraction at Ocean Park this summer!" said Dr. Zeman. "This attraction will bring the exhilarating Kung Fu Panda scenes, icons and characters to our guests' fingertips, and I guarantee you it will be unlike anything you've ever seen before in Hong Kong, or anywhere else in the world. This summer's Kung Fu Panda themed attraction is the fruit of a landmark collaboration that signifies the vision and passion shared by Ocean Park and DreamWorks, to provide world-class family entertainment of the best quality and originality. And, being one of the only theme parks in the world that is home to four giant pandas, what better platform to present Kung Fu Panda than Ocean Park?"
Specific scenes from the movie have already been chosen to be recreated at the Kung Fu Panda attraction, and some of the kung fu challenges that Po and the Furious Five had to face in the movie will be presented, for guests to test out their own potential of becoming a kung fu master in their own right!