Kung Fu Panda (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Hans Zimmer & John Powell
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Composers Hans Zimmer and John Powell infuse the score for Dreamworks' 2008 animated comedy-adventure Kung Fu Panda with plenty of semi-traditional Asian motifs and instrumentation, resulting in an enjoyable — if entirely predictable — soundtrack that deals out clichés like candy on Halloween. The opening track introduces the "Hero" theme, a wistful flute-led melody that sounds nearly identical to Howard Shore's "Hobbit" theme from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. What follows is largely orchestral, with bursts of tribal percussion and the occasional dance number. The soundtrack closes with star Jack Black and Cee-Lo Green performing "Kung Fu Fighting," a song whose inclusion is apparently mandatory for every film, commercial, or skit ever made involving Asian culture.
A Clever and intricate soundtrack, as always expected from Mr. Zimmer not an ideal buy if you aren't interested in orchestral music. however Kung Fu Fighting is always good :)
Good Classic Sountrack by the excellent Hanz Zimmer.
This a good blend of tradition Chinese music and classical orchestra music. A great success and who could ask more when u got two of the best composer in the motion sound world. Downside of this is that if your not a Oriental music fan u may not quite get into it at first. But u can always enjoy the remake of Kung Fu Fighting!! ~ aiRwane~
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