The movie Pandas follows the incredible story of Qian Qian, a panda born in captivity, and its release into the wild. With the help of Chinese and American scientists, Qian Qian learns how to get in touch with her animal instincts. Along the way, awesome friendships are made, too. Check out the trailer and then read my review below!
I thought this movie was amazing! I really liked the scenes when Ben (the biologist who rehabilitates orphaned black bears in the U.S.) and Rong Hu (the scientist from Chengdu Panda Base in China) go into the forest in New Hampshire to meet the black bears he has helped. It was so heartwarming to see people who live at opposite ends of the world work together to help animals thrive. And of course, it was so adorable to see little pandas play! The movie captured panda cubs going down slides, climbing trees, wrestling and more. I fell in love with Qian Qian and her journey to find her wild side! Near the end, I was nervous for Qian Qian but all turns out well for the lovable panda. This movie is definitely a must-see for animal lovers.
I got the chance to speak to the co-director of Pandas, Drew Fellman, and asked him about his favourite parts of the movie. Read his answer below!
chickaDEE: What are your favourite moments in the movie Pandas?
Drew: I love all the little scenes with the pandas, but perhaps the black bears even more! We spent a lot of time with the black bear cubs and even got to bottle feed them. I also love the scenes with the people. There’s a scene with Jake [one of the American scientists] and a girl in the village, and she’s trying to give him a high five. It’s a light moment of life that shows how engrained these guys are in the community there. I also love the shot of Qian Qian when she climbs down the tree and Jake puts his raincoat around her.
Thanks for sharing, Drew!
Check out your local IMAX listings to see if Pandas is playing near you. In Toronto, you can catch it at the Ontario Science Centre now! If you see the movie, leave a comment below with your thoughts!
Bye for now,