The narrative is based around a quest. This quest for the panda is learning kung fu (also childhood dream). He also takes on the quest of defeating the enemy and another character takes on the seemingly impossible quest of training the panda in kung fu.
It also portrays the panda as a saviour at the end of the film as he saves the valley from destruction and wrath.
The narrative is also based around self-realization and self-development because he realizes that he is capable of defeating the villain and he also develops his personality through the film, in the eyes of himself as well as other counterparts.