“Kung-Fu Panda” is the highest grossing movie in China right now — but it’s also pissing a lot of people off.
At issue is the fact that their national animal is being depicted as…well, as Jack Black. A bit of a lout, a bit of a slacker. Not respectful enough.
Other sticking points are things like racy content, lack of reverence for elders, and “too much imagination.”
It’s gotten so controversial that one prominent Chinese artist, Zhao Bandi, is actually suing Dreamworks for misrepresentation of his beloved national symbol.
“Zhao, who likes to carry a stuffed panda around with him and whose art is all based on pandas, says the fact that Po’s father in the film is a duck is an insult to all Chinese and also the panda’s eyes are green, which is an evil color.”
‘Memba this cartoon?