The “Pandas” IMAX movie will not disappoint, we absolutely loved it! And though many of my posts trend toward kids activities, this movie is decidedly for every audience. “Pandas” weaves an incredibly educational, captivating, honest (heartbareaking?) story of the beautiful and endangered panda bear. And of course, showcases plenty of baby panda adorableness in 3-D, they really must be one of the cutest baby animals EVER. Narrated by Kristen Bell (and everyone loves Kristen Bell amiright??), “Pandas” is much, much more than cuddly baby panda cuteness (don’t worry there is plenty of that though!)…the documentary offers an honest peek into the harsh struggles that pandas in the wild face today.
PANDAS starts off with the baby pandas and then follows the exciting tumultuous story of one panda, her growth, success, her challenges and her heart stopping moment- which I won’t give away- but I want to go see it again just writing this post!
And don’t forget “Pandas” is not only IMAX, its all in 3-D! Which adds an extra element of fun, especially for kids! It’s showing Nationwide at IMAX theaters!
Here in Los Angeles you’ll find PANDAS at the California Science Center, see my recent post on our visit there a few months back — there is so much to see and do while you are there including the Space Shuttle Endeavor, King Tut exhibit and loads of FREE kids exhibits!
Synopsis From the IMAX Site:
For more information about Pandas, visit IMAXPandas.com.
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.
At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.
Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the filmmakers 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 Li Gen Xiong and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer.
The IMAX release of Pandas will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.