In an animated ancient China populated by talking animals, the world's most malevolent warrior is the snow leopard Tai Lung. When Tai Lung escapes from prison, all seems lost until a prophecy points to a heroic Dragon Warrior destined to save the day! Problem is, the chosen one happens to be Po, a lazy, clumsy dumpling addict whose girth puts the "giant" back in "giant panda." Despite Po's apparent lack of potential, the legendary kung fu master Shifu tries to whip him into shape with the help of his five prize students: Tigress, Monkey, Snake, Crane, and Mantis (sound familiar to any kung fu students out there?).