iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Kung Fu Panda (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer & John Powell, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Kung Fu Panda (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

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.

Customer Reviews

nice

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 Soundtrack

Good Classic Sountrack by the excellent Hanz Zimmer.

Good Blend!!

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~

Biography

Born: 12 September 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the most prolific film composers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Hans Zimmer was born September 12, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany; after relocating to London as a teen, he later wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates, and in 1980 collaborated with the Buggles on their LP The Age of Plastic and its accompanying hit "Video Killed the Radio Star." A stint with Ultravox followed before Zimmer next surfaced with the Italian avant-garde group Krisma; he then formed a partnership...
Full bio

Listeners Also Bought

Kung Fu Panda (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Hans Zimmer
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

Followers

Contemporaries