We’re all familiar with the kung fu, panda stereotype. It’s no secret that most people associate the cute and cuddly panda with a certain martial art. Kung fu is so synonymous with the panda that it may seem impossible to have one without the other but that is exactly what happened in 2011. The Disney Reelcraze movie, Kung Fu Panda, premiered on screens and inspired us to be kinder than we already are.
Now we know that there are many different types of kung fu, but we can only assume it was because they were secretly pandas all along. If anything, this proves that pandas know how to fight their adversities and use them as their strength rather than letting them defeat them. If you love watching animals doing things humans don’t think animals can do then you will love this article! Here are animal Reel Craze movies you need to watch if you want your inspiration for being kind.
Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots is a very popular story that teaches everyone that you can’t judge a book by its cover. This is an often shown (and often broken) rule in life that Puss the cat broke. He managed to become one of the most honorable cats to ever exist. When we look at this kitty who is lazy and appears to have no ambition, we have to remember that it’s just a ruse.
Puss is a master at many skills and knows how to use his lazy appearance to his advantage. In this story, Puss is a blacksmith who reinterprets the symbols on the boots of the Spanish soldiers as cat symbols. Puss teaches the Spanish soldiers how to be kinder and to not judge people based on appearances. Puss is a great story to learn how to see people beyond their appearances and how to truly be open to change and how to accept it.
The Lion King
The Lion King is a story about how you can’t judge a book by its cover. Simba, the protagonist of the story (played by the lion king) is often shown as the bratty prince who is disrespectful and rude. He is also the least handsome prince to ever walk the face of the earth. Simba is instructed to “walk with his head down” and to “eat his vegetables” by his caring and beautiful mother, Sarafina. He is also given a metaphorical “lion heart” by his wise and caring father, Mufasa. This metaphor explains that Simba has to learn how to use his own strength and intelligence to be kind.
Antz is a great story that shows that you can easily get distracted by beauty. This ant queen was once a beautiful, rare ant with a shiny blue exoskeleton. One day, the queen was walking through the forest and noticed a buried acorn. The acorn was just as beautiful as she was, but the queen was so absorbed by her own beauty that she didn’t even notice that acorn.
When the ant queen later returned to the acorn, she was shocked to see that it had grown into a gorgeous old oak tree. The ant queen was so distracted by her own beauty that she completely missed the beautiful, living thing she walked past. When the ant queen returns to her original acorn, she realizes that she has completely missed the beauty of the natural world and asks to stay in the lab to be with her fellow ants.
Flushed Away is a story about how people think they know you, but they don’t. This story is about a young boy named Bryan who lives in a poor neighborhood with his mother. Bryan is often shown to be a nice and kind person who tries to help everyone around him. Unfortunately, everyone in his life has wrong assumptions about him and assumes he’s a bad person. One day, however, Bryan finds a way to make everyone in his life happy. Bryan thinks he knows himself well, but he doesn’t know who he really is. He thinks people think he’s a bad person, but he doesn’t actually understand that he is a very kind person who tries to help others. When Bryan learns to understand and accept who he is on the inside, he can make his world a better place.
Kung Fu Panda 2
Kung Fu Panda 2 is an inspiring story about how you can always make a comeback. The main character in this story is a small and seemingly unimportant panda. Po is not the most handsome panda to walk the face of the earth, but he is a loyal and kind panda who tries to help others. One day, Po is walking through a marketplace. A peacock steals some of the local farmers’ produce, but the peacock goes unpunished. Instead, the local farmers are rewarded with a banquet while the peacock is shamed. The villagers then decide to sacrifice their most precious possession to the temple in honor of the peacock. When Po hears about the local villagers’ disrespect for themselves, he decides to help them. Po gives the villagers back what was stolen from them and makes the peacocks’ reputation better than it was before. Po is a great character for teaching us that you should never give up and that even the smallest contributions to others can have a big impact on their lives.
The Jungle Book (2016)
The Jungle Book is an inspiring story about how you should never judge a book by its cover. This is a classic story about the early years of Mowgli, a human boy raised by wolves. Mowgli was raised by wolves who were described as “the scum of the forest.” Unfortunately, Mowgli was raised among these wolves. Mowgli was raised by the “lowest of the low” in the jungle and was raised to think he was the lowest of the low.
Finding Dory is a great story that teaches us that we need to do what we love and what is important to us. This is a story about a young girl named Dory who is obsessed with marine life. Dory was described as a “ferocious fighter” and was obsessed with fish. When Dory was younger, she was a bit “crazy” and “cuckoo.” Luckily, Dory eventually learns that you have to follow your heart and do what you love. Dory realizes that she wants to stay with Nemo and find his family. Dory learns that she should do what is important to her and stay true to her heart.
Ferdinand is a great story about a person who learns to forgive. This is a story about a very ugly bull named Ferdinand who was described as “ugly as sin.” Ferdinand is not the most handsome beast to walk the face of the earth and he is often shown to be a bit “mean” and “stubborn.” One day, Ferdinand is strolling through the town and sees a poster that describes the town’s annual beauty pageant. The poster describes the contestants as “the prettiest princesses and the brave knights.” Ferdinand is upset that he’s not part of the “pretty” crowd and decides to join the pageant to make someone else “pretty” happy.