Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.[3]

In September 2012, it was announced Kung Fu Panda 3 would be released on March 18, 2016.[10] On April 9, 2013, it was announced that the film's release date was pushed up from March 18, 2016, to December 23, 2015.[3] In December 2014, it was announced that the film had been moved back to its original release date of March 18, 2016, to avoid competition with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.[12]