There’s a new documentary coming out and it is adorable, delightful, and beautifully filmed! I previewed “Pandas” last week and absolutely loved it: Pandas are coming to IMAX® theatres April 6.
Seeing the Pandas up close thanks to IMAX, and watching them as babies and cubs, was wonderful. I have loved pandas for as long as I can remember and would still be at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. right now if my family hadn’t dragged me away. And because a lot of th filming was done at a panda sanctuary where they were trying to train panda cubs to return to the wild, there was a lot of activity. Watching them at a zoo is great, but there is not always a lot of movement, and any viewing them in the wild can cost a lot in time while waiting for them to move around.
At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are taking the captive breeding program to the next level and preparing captive-born cubs for the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian. The film, captured with IMAX® cameras, follows Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure into the mountains of Sichuan as she experiences nature for the first time and discovers her wild side.
Help to celebrate these cherished animals and raise awareness for the conservation efforts being taken to keep the wild panda population thriving!
IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital, Jin Yi Culture Investment (HK) and Panda Productions, “Pandas.” This film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theatres starting April 6, 2018. Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film. “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family narrated by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” TV’s “The Good Place”). The film is rated G.