Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 American computer-animated wuxia comedy-drama film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The sequel to 2008's Kung Fu Panda, it is the second installment in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and was directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson in her directorial debut. The film stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, and Jackie Chan reprising their character roles from the first film, with Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride, Dennis Haysbert, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Victor Garber voicing new characters. In the film, Po and the Furious Five battle an evil white peacock king named Lord Shen who has a powerful weapon that he plans to use to conquer China. Meanwhile, Po discovers a terrifying secret about his past, and discovers that Shen has something to do with it.