Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  45 min.
In theatres:
April 6, 2018 - Edmonton, Sudbury, Regina
April 27, 2018 - Victoria
April 28, 2018 - Toronto

Current rating: Rating: 1.00
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Cast: Kristen Bell


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.

Director: David Douglas, Drew Fellman
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Donald Kushner, Drew Fellman, Steve Ransohoff
Screenplay: Drew Fellman

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  • 1 star "I feel really bad for those pandas now. I left the theatre feeling really sad about what is being done to them."
  • 1 star "They've been releasing these innocent young pandas into the wild since 2006 and every single time, they're found dead. Either killed by another panda (they probably think every panda they see is a friend, because that's all they know of other pandas) or another predator(s). This is a sick, stupid experiment and I would like to challenge the scientists who are doing this to release their own children on a city street without any knowledge of the danger therein and see what happens. I don't think they'd be so willing to experiment with their own children's lives. Sickos."
  • 1 star "Very disappointing. Misguided people are basically killing pandas. They take a panda whose mother was raised in captivity and release it into the wild, where in this case, it is almost mauled to death by another animal or in another case we're told about, another young panda who was released was killed. I have an idea. STOP RELEASING young pandas to be killed!!! They may know how to forage, but they don't know anything about predators, without a mother raised in the wild, and without being released with such mother into the wild, being released completely alone, you are ensuring that ALL these young pandas will be killed. They will not procreate, they will be killed. STOP ABUSING PANDAS NOW!"