Angelina Jolie - who has adopted children Maddox, nine, Pax, seven, and six-year-old Zahara, as well as biological kids Shiloh, four, and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with partner Brad Pitt - voices Tigress in Kung Fu Panda 2, and was concerned about allowing her children to watch her latest film because of it's content. But the star was relieved her youngsters enjoyed the film - especially accepting its theme of lead character Po searching for his natural father.
She said: "The kids did love it, they saw it and they laughed out loud. Because it deals with family and adoption, I wasn't sure if I wanted my kids to see it, and I think they wanted them to see it in case there was time to adjust it. Because it is such a heavy issue, not that it takes over the film, but it's a part of it. There's some big things stated.
"I watched my kids and they laughed out loud hysterically and they loved it and then I was serious-mom-in-the-car and said, 'Does anyone have any questions?'
"They didn't because we talk very openly in our house, so orphanage, birth parents, are happy words in our house, and it's not a thing. I think they felt more connected to Po and they identified with Po, who they think is very cool. It seemed very normal and they loved it."
While the children enjoyed the movie, Angelina has not yet shown it to Brad, but thinks he will be "moved" by the touching story.
She said in an interview with US TV show Extra: "I told him he's gonna get all. There's a father/son thing that I'm sure is gonna move him."
The 35-year-old beauty - who said she has no plans to adopt again in the near future - also confirmed the recent addition to a tattoo on her arm featuring the co-ordinates of her children's birthplaces was a line dedicated to Brad.
She said: "Well if they know that it's latitude and longitude they would have figured out quickly that it was Brad's birthplace.
"It doesn't take much investigation to figure that one out. It's Shawnee, Oklahoma."