Last month, I attended an event sponsored by DreamWorks at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. While there, the boys and I learned about the new Kung Fu Panda World game website that launched yesterday (April 12th). Michael (my little gamer boy) really enjoyed the sneak peak. He is still pretty young, so his favorite part was playing the games. Kung Fu Panda is already one of his favorite movies, so he enjoyed being able to play as the main characters – including Master Shifu, The Furious Five and Po. (Older kids will probably also enjoy chatting with their friends who are also playing online, trading items and such.)
As a mom, I especially liked that the KUNG FU PANDA WORLD (KFPW) site is browser – based (nothing to download – yes!). I also like that it is easy for kids to use (so that I don’t have to constantly stop what I am doing to help!).
Overall, we like the site. You can enjoy either the free version or upgrade to a subscription service in order to use more of the site options. If my son is any indication, your kid will enjoy the wide variety of games.
In addition to the game, I was especially impressed by Jeff Klein from dkcnews.com (the PR agency) and Rick Rekedal of dreamworks.com. After learning (from my lovely friend Isabel) that Michael had his own little blog, they answered his questions as if he were an actual reporter. I especially like how Rick knelt down to his level to answer his “How do they make the kung fu moves?” question. Rick even sent him a personalized email after the event. It made my son feel so special…he was smiling from ear to ear. I know that Dreamworks will hold a special place in his heart. (As his mom, it now has one in mines!) Here’s a little snippet of our experience at the preview below: