Who doesn’t love pandas? I mean, they are delicious, with an all vegan diet and all those juicy, strong sinews, yum yum yum. Ok, I am joking, for the love of God, please don’t inundate me with emails about how cruel I am. I am well aware that pandas are untouchable.
Also, it should be evident that I don’t really know that much about pandas, other than that they are an endangered species, they live in China, and they don’t like to mate very often. Because every time they do it makes international news.
They are like the Kardashians of the animal kingdom but with a lot more pride.
IMAX is bringing them to the enormous screen in a new documentary narrated by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” TV’s “The Good Place”).
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.
But the roots of this adventure actually started in rural New Hampshire. The film focuses on one special panda named Qian Qian. [Apparently all pandas must have the same first and last name, this is now a law – so my panda name would be Rick Rick]
Pandas 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.
Swift take: My dad and I got dragged to some movie in the ’80s called Bear, which was so annoying it put me off nature movies for many years. But, the other day I found myself watching “Planet Earth II” on Netflix, and I think I might be ready to check out Pandas, especially in IMAX.
David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the filmakers behind “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” directed the film, which Fellman wrote and produced, with Douglas as director of photography. Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with LiXiao Dong, David Haring, and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer. “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” editor Beth Spiegel and composer Mark Mothersbaugh collaborated with Douglas and Fellman once again, with sound design by Gus Koven.
Take a look at the trailer and see if Qian Qian can compel you to learn more about her adventure.