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"The Hunger Game" is the fourteenth episode from season three of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.

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Po and the Five have to stop a famine by bringing a maniacal gang of food-thieving rats to justice. But, will Po's weakness for food alienate himself from his friends and the very villagers he is trying to help?[1]

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Due to rat bandits stealing food, the valley is struck by a major famine, including the Jade Palace, whose meals now consist of five grains of rice a day, leaving everybody hungry and weak (except for Mantis, who doesn't require much sustenance due to his small size). Shifu then informs Po and the Furious Five about a wealthy goat named Madame Zhou who can temporarily stop the famine by donating a large sum of rice. When Po and the Furious Five go over to pick it up, Po is quickly distracted by the large amount of food in the palace, which results in the rice being stolen by the rats. Po is disappointed by the turn of events but quickly gets over it when Madame Zhou invites Po to come to her palace for food whenever he is hungry.

Upon reporting the news to Shifu, Shifu tells them about the rat bandits: they are an army of thieves named the Lao Shu, led by Ju-Long, an insane rat who steals simply for the fun of it. That night, Po sneaks out of the Jade Palace to eat at Madame Zhou's palace. However, Po is still hungry, so he revisits Madame Zhou's palace several times, and even skips out of missions to do so, resulting in the theft of the last of the valley's food. Po is caught by the Furious Five and Shifu when they see a dumpling on Po's foot, who hastily tries to offer it them, calling it a "foot dumpling." The Furious Five and Shifu express their intense disappointment in Po and walk out on him.

That night, Po visits Madame Zhou's palace again to ask her to donate some of her food to the Valley of Peace, however the palace is vacant when he arrives. Po pokes around the palace for a bit and accidentally uncovers a secret storage of rice in the process. Just then, Madame Zhou appears and reveals that she is in cahoots with the Lao Shu, who give her the stolen rice so she can resell it to the Valley of Peace for high prices. Po tries to stop her, but is quickly distracted by a thrown dumpling. The Lao Shu then arrive and attack Po by manipulating suits of armor. Po is almost overpowered by them, but manages to throw them into the rice cellar. However, Ju-Long then swings an axe at Po, causing him to stumble and fall into the cellar as well. Madame Zhou then reappears and betrays Ju-Long by pushing him into the cellar and then shutting them in. Po states that Madame Zhou double crossed both him and Ju-Long, but Ju-Long replies that he actually double crossed Madame Zhou and has rigged the cellar to explode. At this, Po and Ju-Long start laughing really hard because Madame Zhou will be pranked but then they realize that they're inside as well which means they will explode with the rice. Using his quick thinking, Po uses the suits of armor to break the cellar wall, and jump out, landing next to Madame Zhou. Madame Zhou then states that she used to be called "Master of the Iron Whip", and then attacks Po with a chain. Po quickly overpowers her, but she pulls out a dumpling to distract Po. Po impulsively almost goes for the dumpling, but then ignores it, stating that he is no longer controlled by food. Po then ties both Madame Zhou and Ju-Long up with the chain and sends them to Chorh-Ghom Prison.

Back at the Jade Palace, the food was restored to the valley and palace, Shifu and the Five were enjoying their meal when Po walks in, they were still a bit upset with him with what he didn't do earlier, Po apologized for his actions like letting them and the valley down by not bringing them any food in the first place until after the incident. Shifu and the Five seem to ignore Po continuing to eat without him and the latter feels he may never have a meal with Shifu or the Five again. Shifu then offered Po to join them at the table to eat some food with them to accept his forgiveness, Tigress hands Po a bowl of dumplings, he sniffs them. Finding it smelling funny, Po asked if it was foot dumplings, which makes everybody laugh, until Monkey states that he made them all himself but Po didn't care, he eats them anyway, grossing them out.

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References

  1. ToonZone.net - "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness - Hunger Game, The"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Listed in the episode credits, but does not actually appear in the episode.

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Legends of Awesomeness Season 3 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
53 1 "Shifu's Ex" Aaron Hammersley Gene Grillo June 24, 2013 218
54 2 "War of the Noodles" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale June 25, 2013 305
55 3 "The Break Up" Lane Lueras Katie Mattila June 26, 2013 208
56 4 "Mind Over Manners" Aaron Hammersley Kevin Campbell June 27, 2013 304
57 5 "A Thousand and Twenty Questions" Lane Lueras Brandon Sawyer June 28, 2013 302
58 6 "The Way of the Prawn" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo July 1, 2013 306
59 7 "Mouth Off" Aaron Hammersley Doug Langdale July 2, 2013 307
60 8 "Serpent's Tooth" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo July 3, 2013 308
61 9 "The Goosefather" Michael Mullen Katie Mattila January 11, 2014 309
62 10 "Po Picks a Pocket" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo January 26, 2014 310
63 11 "Croc You Like a Hurricane" Aaron Hammersley Doug Langdale February 2, 2014 311
64 12 "Crazy Little Ling Called Love" Aaron Hammersley, Luther McLaurin Doug Langdale February 9, 2014 319
65 13 "Kung Fu Club" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo February 16, 2014 314
66 14 "The Hunger Game" Michael Mullen John P. McCann February 23, 2014 315
67 15 "A Stitch in Time" Aaron Hammersley, Luther McLaurin Doug Langdale March 2, 2014 316
68 16 "Eternal Chord" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo June 8, 2014 317
69 17 "Apocalypse Yao" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale June 15, 2014 318
70 18 "The Real Dragon Warrior" Lane Lueras Allan Rice June 22, 2014 320
71 19 "Youth in Re-Volt" Aaron Hammersley Doug Langdale February 15, 2016 322
72 20 "Forsaken and Furious" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo February 16, 2016 326
73 21 "Po the Croc" Aaron Hammersley Doug Langdale February 17, 2016 328
74 22 "Camp Ping" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo February 18, 2016 327
75 23 "Goose Chase" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale February 19, 2016 324
76 24 "The First Five" Michael Mullen Gene Grillo June 8, 2016 321
77 25 "See No Weevil" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo June 15, 2016 323
78 26 "Face Full of Fear" Aaron Hammersley Allan Rice June 22, 2016 325
79 27 "Emperors Rule (Part 1)" Michael Mullen, Aaron Hammersley Doug Langdale, Gene Grillo June 29, 2016 312
80 28 "Emperors Rule (Part 2)" Michael Mullen, Aaron Hammersley Doug Langdale, Gene Grillo June 29, 2016 313
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