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29 - "Failure..." by DolphinMoana 29 - "Failure..." by DolphinMoana
100 Theme Challenge #29 - "Secrets"

"Failure...? You think not being able to sell some chimes or keep some lousy job is failure? How about failure to come through on anything, failure to believe in yourself?? To believe you could actually be a real master?

What about the failure to protect the Valley?

...Failure to save your family from the arrows of tyrants...?

Failure to keep your promise to never let that happen again?!

Failure to find chi... Failure to teach chi, and the only student who finds it...uses it to bring back into the world everything YOU dedicated your life to protecting it from?!

Failure in teaching...

Failure in life..."

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Okay.....so I came across a video of a deleted scene from the first Kung Fu Panda in which, to be frank, Po is a serious jerk. He and Shifu really hate each other for a while in this version, Po doesn't respect him in the least and is always deriding kung fu (and Shifu constantly has to resist dealing out a deserved punch because it's not in a Master's ethics). Po is still chosen as the Dragon Warrior, however, and this is kinda the turning point of the movie where he and Shifu hit rock-bottom.

One night during late-night training, Po admits that he doesn't want to even bother learning kung fu because he feels he's failed at everything else in his life, and this will be no different. He also tells Shifu "you're good at this, so you can't understand how that feels". At one point, Shifu finally loses his temper and knocks the punching bag clean off the chain (hence why he's standing by a severed chain here), sending Po flying and afterwards almost spearing him to the wall. :o And then proceeds to give the monologue above.

I really found this scene interesting, especially since it includes Shifu just pouring himself out, and to Po none the less. I can understand why they took it out, I guess, and it further supports my theory that Dreamworks is waiting for the right moment to tell Shifu's story. :D

Really played with the lighting on this - how does it look?

And for those of you who want to see the scene that this pic was inspired from (it's in storyreel form), I'll be posting a blog on Kung Fu Panda Pals pretty soon all about it and some other deleted scenes. ;) After I do some preparation for my new class starting tomorrow. :dance:

EDIT: Here's the link if anyone's interested. But be warned that there is some surprising language here you wouldn't expect. This scene was never released on DVD or anything, so the story artist/narrator doesn't censor himself very well at one point. [link]

Background stock found here ([link]) by ~stravaganzette
Chain brushes (c) *gigistar
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:icontheolivethief14:
theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D': This is awesome but makes me sad for him ;n; Great job!
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Have you seen that deleted scene? :o It's actually kinda intense.
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:icontheolivethief14:
theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No I should though O.O
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
The link's in the description. It has some foul language in there though. :o
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:icontheolivethief14:
theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
!!! Really??
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeah. :o But the worst of it isn't in the script, just an off-hand comment of the action by the artist.
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:icontheolivethief14:
theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh so the swears are just with commentary?
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well, the scene is in storyboard form, so you have a guy narrating the action and reading the dialogue. He's the one who says it.
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StripedOwlFeathers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shifu looks really angry... probably at Po:D
I would like to watch the deleted scene, but if it has bad language... I probably won't.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
He IS angry at Po. :lol:

The worst it goes is one instance of the word "sh**" from the narrator. ^^;
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:iconstripedowlfeathers:
StripedOwlFeathers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugg, I hate it when they have to ruin stuff with bad language...
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeah, me too. :dead: It's not the characters that say that though, the narrator says it in a description. ^^; But if you want to see some other deleted scenes I found, here's the journal entry. [link]
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:icongundamfan2:
gundamfan2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
i remember the story from somewhere else

glad you made it into a picture
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Filmographer
Did you ever see the deleted scene?
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:icongundamfan2:
gundamfan2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
yes i remember it and i first heard of it from a book called the Art of Kung Fu Panda.

The creators were about to use it until Jack Black change all that.

I remember it now

It's a good thing that Jack Black did that.

However, I would have love to see it in a dark story
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Filmographer
Well, there's a particular deleted scene that this shot is from, that's the one I was asking about.
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:icongundamfan2:
gundamfan2 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
okay

thank you
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SurfsUp07 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
FINALLY! I got around to watching the video you link us! (I had to go used my mom's iPod Touch in order for the video to view since it came from QuickTime Player) and....well honestly I'm hugely surprised the filmmakers went with a darker path to the story. Could you imagine what the movie would be like if it originally ran like that? I probably wouldn't like it!

That deleted scene you show us prove to be more heavy to me than dark. I can see why it didn't end up on the bonus features for the DVD. I think it would of freak the viewers out! And like you, I'm also a bit surprised by the language they tossed in that scene. It gave me a whole new point of view on Shifu's character more. (I didn't care so much about those poor geese getting those black eyes cause I can't really see Shifu doing that no matter how much of a jerk he could be!) I do love how he ranted about the whole failure thing to Po. Those lines were totally more powerful! If anything similar to those words show up in a real movie someday, it will be remember for years to come! ^^
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well, the whole joke with the black eyes is that the geese gave them to their themselves because they covered their eyes too fast when they heard Shifu's booming voice. XD

And while I love Po like he is, Kung Fu Panda 2 would've certainly felt all the more fulfilling. If he had gone from a jerk like he was in the old draft of Movie One to the maturity he came to at the end of KFP2, that would've been an awesome example of character growth. :aww:

I do hope that when we find out about Shifu's real past, it will have that awesome tense atmosphere like it did in this scene. :D Did you ever see the alternate "Vision" scene? :lol: It seems like Shifu went through some character development too.
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nightwolf23 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Interesting enough, Jack Black was the one who changed Po's character. Jack thought that this version of Po is too unlikable because he was arrogant for no real reason. Instead he wanted a fan boy with self-confidence issues and had to learn how to believe in him self. Probably was a better idea because everyone can relate to Po in a way.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Which is basically what they had developed for his character way back in '03. :lol: Funny that they stuck with it.
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compantioncube Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
ha ha fat chance
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
What is? :lol:
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:icongoodguyfoxy:
GoodGuyFoxy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
You should do one from the Chimes episode, that was a funny one.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
I miiiight. :D Who knows. I personally loved the Tournament one. :lol:
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:icongoodguyfoxy:
GoodGuyFoxy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
That was a good one as well, but i didnt like they way they drew shifu as much. :\
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
Me neither. XD But if you look at the early character designs of him, he did look pretty freaky. I still like the idea of him being Po's adopted dad and just kinda smiling at his antics. :lol: :aww:
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GoodGuyFoxy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I liked how in the Vision ( at least i think thats what its called) :) where he was fighting with the kid about who was tougher. XD.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
:lol: Yeah, I wondered who that's supposed to be.
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:icongoodguyfoxy:
GoodGuyFoxy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Hmm apparently a KFP series has a sneak peek episode on tonight on Nick. at 8 ET
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
We don't have Nick. :( We got rid of our satellite TV to save money.
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alvin938 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
That scene was pretty dark, but I think it brought out more hidden secrets about Shifu's character. I don't know how well this scene would have worked in the final film, but it's intersting food for thought.

That glare you gave him is full of emotion and the stock that you found is just perfect.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :D I like the atmosphere of that scene. A lot of it was very quiet, and it didn't need music for the mood.

BTW, you might wanna see the newest piece in my Scrapbook. :lol: You might like it, I don't know.
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alvin938 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Yeah, I agree. It was one of those rare scenes that didn't need music.

I'll check it out :3
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EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O-OMG
D-DELETED SCENE?!
You are now among my favourite artists on DA.
DANG I CANT WATCH IT RIGHT NAO XO. (I'm at a friend's house you see) but when I get back, I'm so gonna watch it...
It sounds fascinating. I once heard that Po was more lousy before the writers knew he was gonna be voiced by Jack Black, but from what you've described... wow. Just... amazing.
I'm truly hoping to learn of Shifu's backstory too, even though I have a fear that the first movie was the most we'll get about him.
I cant believe there's gonna be six movies! Ah, fingers crossed for a Shifu backstory in one of them! =D

I'm dying to get home and see the scene now...
:iconiloveyouplz:
Thankyou so much for the link... I'll re-comment when I see the scene ;)


Oh, my, gosh, I adore Shifu! I'm so obsessed with him XD and I'm SO glad that I'm not the only one out there =)
Finding you just made me want to squeal in delight!
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
:lol: Wow, epic comment. Thanks! :D

Actuallly, if you read the artist's description of one of the anti-Po scenes, he said this was right after they'd learned that Jack Black would be doing the voice. I guess they were taking a lead from Jack's less likable characters he'd done before Po. ^^;

Dreamworks is being a bit cryptic to me with the lack of Shifu backstory. :lol: I have hope that it will be revealed! Maybe he'll have a bit of a bigger part in a future movie. And with his age and a potential six movies in total, I wouldn't be surprised if he got sick in a movie - or possibly the TV show. Actually, I kinda wonder if the movies will end with Shifu dying and Po becoming grandmaster. :(

YAY, new Shifu-buddy!!! :glomp:

So did you get to see the scene yet? :D
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:iconescarlatafox:
EscarlataFox Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, well, I'll have hope also about a Shifu backstory then =)
I'm hoping on a bigger part in a future movie too.
They better not kill Shifu off :icondeathstareplz: I woulda been saddened enough if he died in the first movie, but I've come to admire him ever more! But I must admit Shifu possibly dying or becoming sick in a movie is entirely possible. (I only hope they go as far to using the "being sick" bit, though.)

Shifu-buddies indeed! :iconspazhugplz:

Yes, I got to see the scenes! I looked on your journal for the KFP Pals and checked 'em all out.
I liked "I Hate Kung Fu" the most I think, Except for the part with Shifu rolling up his sleeves and nearly fighting Po. Though parts of that one had me laughing, lol. Like when Oogway was like "Yeah!" XD that cracked me up. Yeah, I reckon that scene woulda been cool were it not for the Shifu-nearly-fighting-Po bit. ^^ Also if they had Shifu still sticking to his strict obediance to Master Oogway.
Also liked "Night of Brutal Training" ^^
To be honest, (and I feel kinda bad for this) I kinda wish that they'd actually gone with the anti-Po? ^^;
I know it would have been a lot darker and all, but I think it would have made the movie that much more interesting. We wouldn't blame Shifu as much for being so harsh. We'd get to see Po transform and change his views about Kung Fu throughout the movie, as well as becoming good at Kung Fu. I reckon it woulda been cool :lol:. But thats my opinion. Of course, I'm happy they didnt go with some of the ideas I saw o.O and I love Po the fanboy, yeah I think they made the right decision by going with Po the fanboy =)
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LuisaRayn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
beautiful, I love Shifu
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Me too. :love: He's so awesome.
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stravaganzette Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
I love Kung Fu Panda! XD This is brilliant - love his expression
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :D :)
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stravaganzette Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist
No problemo :D
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Kaptain-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Filmographer
Oh my gosh, I've seen that scene! :noes: It was just so . . . dark. It's easy to see why editors decided to cut it; it would have destroyed the audience's view of the kind-hearted kung fu fanboy Po was established as in the film. :worried: Still, they way that they showed Shifu as losing his cool and spilling his heart ot was really interesting. Kind of wish that they kept that part. :giggle:

Still, you've shown how Shifu's character was portrayed in that scene really well here, and , might I say, your playing around with lighting and shading here has payed off. :lol: Keep up the great work! :clap:
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yeah, I'm glad they didn't go with anti-Po. ^^; But I really think that Dreamworks is waiting for just the right moment to tell Shifu's story. :D I kinda wonder if we're going to get anymore insight with the new short attached to the KFP2 DVD.

Thanks! :D I tried to spend some time on it. :) :hug:
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Kaptain-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
There's a new short attached to the DVD??? :omfg: MUST! HAVE!!! :eager:

Aherm . . . ^^; Yes, having the anti-Po would have changed the entire story line pretty much. And I do hope that they reveal a little more about Shifu's past despite the fact that he has managed to find inner peace. :lol:

You are most welcome! It looks fantastic! :hug:
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DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
It's supposed to be about Master Thundering Rhino and Croc and Ox. :hmm: But here's hoping! :D

Shifu's always going to have some kind of peace that he hasn't found yet. XD That's what makes his character.
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Kaptain-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
Oh, really? :? Well, that should be interesting at least, especially if Shen makes an appearance. :lol:

That is true! :giggle: He just would not be the same grumpy little red panda we all love if he found complete inner peace.
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
I think according to the website at one time, Shen learned what kung fu he knew from Rhino. :o

Exactly. XD

And darn..... Your icon is awesomer than mine. XD
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Kaptain-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
I'll take your word for it. :D After all, I didn't even know about the double feature. :giggle:

You can have this icon if you want. I can make a new one. :lol:
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:icondolphinmoana:
DolphinMoana Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
Well, it's what used to be on the website. :lol: A lot of stuff used to be there and isn't anymore, plus it's not addressed in the movie, so nobody's sure if it's canon or not.

Nah, I'm fine with mine. :lol: Nice of you to offer, though. :aww:
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