kung fu panda the dragon knight season 1 episode 12
Dragon Master Poe is back! Netflix DreamWorks Series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Season 1 Episode 1 Title “A Reason for Paws” Our favorite hero fails to retrieve a stolen ancient gauntlet.
The two mischievous and rather silly weasels escape but all hope is not lost when the Wandering Blade arrives from England. Who is he and will he team up with Poe?
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Season 1 Episode 1 Recap – The Gauntlet
The series begins with a quick refresher, telling the story of how Po Panda was able to channel his love of kung fu and become a dragon warrior. He defeated deadly enemies, made new friends and became the hero of China!
What will he do if the country is saved now? Why travel the country for a food trip, of course!
Poe travels through village after village, eating great food and meeting adoring fans until he arrives at a village with a powerful ancient gauntlet. He is very popular especially in this village and thus has to eat his food inside the restaurant closet.
While he’s waiting to eat, the two villains, Klaus and Veruca, arrive to steal the gauntlet. The two are arrested when Poe finally manages to intervene and accidentally causes them to escape.
His possession of just the thumb of the gauntlet leads to a long but very entertaining and visually stunning fight scene involving another mysterious figure. Poe himself sees the Gauntlet’s true power and barely escapes with his life.
The village is angry at his failure and Tai Po makes the long journey home. As he does, he passes through other villages who seem to share the same angry feelings.
When he finally got home his father had already heard what had happened. China is outraged and wants Po to withdraw his title.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Season 1 Episode 1 Recap – Wandering Blade
Just when Poe thinks all is lost the mysterious warrior reappears whom he mistakes for Vessel’s friend. The two battle before Poe confesses and the Wandering Blade reveals itself.
He’s looking for the Dragon Master, not expecting it to be Poe. Angered by Klaus and Veruca’s escape, he decides to retrieve the gauntlet alone.
Hoping to restore his honor and title, Poe asks to accompany her, revealing that he has a thumb on the gauntlet. He agrees and asks if he will meet her in the morning.
Although he is excited to go, Poe somehow falls asleep, and he leaves. However, as the episode ends, he makes it his personal mission to find her.
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight Season 1 Episode 1 Review
I’m both excited and exhausted for this new series, continuing the story of my favorite DreamWorks character to date. But the first episode of Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight thankfully did not disappoint.
The episode made excellent use of exposition, wasted no time introducing Poe to the audience (especially for those unfamiliar), channeled the same creative humor from the film, and perfectly emphasized (my favorite part) the slow-motion scenes.
These slow-motion scenes gave me the same chills and goosebumps as the movies, and it’s awesome! Kung Fu Panda: Dragon Knight doesn’t miss a beat as it reminds me of everything I really enjoyed from the movies.
I look forward to seeing how Poe’s journey continues in the following episodes!