I never went to see Kung Fu Panda in theaters. A shame, really.
My roommate got the DVD from NetFlix and let me borrow it.
I must say, it is the absolute best DreamWorks animated movie I've seen.
Three reasons, mostly
1) They avoided the "cast animals as people and then forget that they are animals" drudgery that was very evident in Shark's Tale. But in Kung Fu Panda actually played on the individual qualities of the animals; how they move, how they pose, and even how to use their abilities in their martial arts.
2) They didn't litter the movie with pop culture references like they do in other DreamWorks animated films.
3) They didn't try to bank on the film being like other films on the market at that time (i.e. there were no other furry animated fighting animals showing on the big screen at the same time that I can remember)
They even went so far as to actually provide reason for the setting and use the culture and environment to their advantage in the film (something Disney really lost with The Emporer's New Groove... Did it necessarily have to be in an ancient South American civilization?)
To put it simply... I enjoyed the film very much.