NEW IMAX® 3D DOCUMENTARY PANDAS OPENS APRIL 6, 2018, AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER


Thank you, Warner Brothers for including me to the Premiere of IMAX Pandas this past week. It was outstanding, such a great movie for a worthy cause. Did you know if you see a Panda outside of China it’s on loan, this fun fact blew me away. Here are some more fun facts:

An adult panda weighs more than 45 kilos (100 pounds), and can be about 1.5 meters (5 feet) long! They can climb trees from 7 months old. Giant pandas are bears, and like other bears, they can swim. Pandas go from pink to white and black (or brown). Pandas are born looking like baby badgers, fur-less, pink, and blind. The iconic black and white colour comes later, after about three weeks. Pandas are "lazy," eating and sleeping make their day. An adult can eat 12–38 kilos of bamboo per day.A 45-kilo adult (and pandas can reach 150 kg in captivity) spends as long as 14 hours eating. And it can eat 12 to 38 kilos of bamboo a day. A panda Can Poop 28 Kilos per day! Preston loved that fun fact, he’s been asking to weigh his poop, umm, NO! Pandas have carnivorous teeth, but they eat bamboo and fruit. Pandas have 6 toes to grasp bamboo. Did you know all of this, I had no clue! You’ve got to see this movie in IMAX, it’s outstanding.

Below you’ll find my interview with Kristen Bell and I asked her what advice she’d give moms, well, see for yourself!

One of the world’s most adored animal species is coming to the big screen in the latest original IMAX® 3D film, Pandas — a documentary adventure for the whole family. The film, a heartwarming story about reintroducing captive-born pandas to the wild, is narrated by Kristen Bell (Frozen, TV’s “The Good Place”), and will premiere at the California Science Center on April 6, 2018. 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. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian.

The film, captured with IMAX ® cameras, 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. “I am thrilled to team up with IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures to help tell this incredible story in the larger-than- life IMAX format,” said Kristen Bell. “Pandas not only spotlights the important work being done to protect these beloved and ridiculously cute animals, but it provides us with inspiration and hope and showcases the great things we can achieve when we work together.” “We are happy to give our guests this opportunity to learn about conservation efforts through a look at this wonderful species,” said Jeff Rudolph, California Science Center President and CEO.

“Watching the film and visiting our Ecosystems Gallery will provide our guests with the knowledge and inspiration to help take better care of the animals around us and the habitats they live in.” The film is brought to life by the same filmmakers from the acclaimed IMAX documentaries Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. With David Douglas directing and serving as director of photography, and Drew Fellman as writer and producer, audiences are taken on an exciting and educational new journey. Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with Li Xiao 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. IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital, Jin Yi Culture Investment (HK) and Panda Productions, Pandas. This film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, will be released in select IMAX ® and IMAX ® 3D theatres starting April 6, 2018.

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