Daoism // is one of the most important and main aspects shown in Kung Fu Panda. One of the key aspects in Daoism is going with the flow and just relaxing . Throughout the movie and especially in the beginning of the movie, Shi-Fu (Po's master) tells Po to find inner peace and just go with the flow. He has a droplet of water that he manages to exquisitely control and move around. Throughout the movie when Po is in times of trouble, he refers back to this teaching to help him concentrate and find Inner Peace. Po is a panda. The colors of a Panda is white and black. The colors of the ying-yang are black and white. Po signifies so much more than just a panda. He signifies a balance between good and evil, serious and funny, and determined and lazy. In every good there is a bad and in every bad there is a good. Po is the perfect example of this balance. The Dao is the road to enlightenment and for Po, his road of Dao was mastering inner peace and finding a balance in life.
Confucianism // is the other religion that is very instrumental and key in Kung Fu Panda II. The only key aspect of Confucianism is the ancestry. The movie focuses a lot on Po's ancestry and how he is trying to find out who his real parents are. Ancestry is very important in the ancient Chinese cultures and that causes the hierarchical structure which causes the whole conflict between Shen and Po.