Get a cuteness overload with the trailer released for Pandas, the upcoming IMAX documentary feature narrated by Kristen Bell.
The film explores the hard work that a group of people are putting in to introduce more cubs into the wild and expand the population of pandas. We go from China to rural New Hampshire and get a look at a cross-culture collaboration aiming to help some of the world’s most beautiful animals flourish.
It may be utterly adorable stuff, but there’s no denying the very serious and highly imperative work that these researchers have to do, and IMAX films like this help place a much-needed wider spotlight on the fight to conserve the earth’s wildlife.
Directed by David Douglas and Drew Fellman, who were also behind IMAX films Born to be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.
Pandas will be hitting U.S. IMAX theatres on April 6.
Official synopsis for Pandas:
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.