Kristen Bell is the voice behind the documentary of Pandas: The IMAX 2D Experience! A heartwarming global story about reintroducing captive-born pandas to the wild. When asked why she wanted to collaborate with Warner Brothers, Panda: IMAX, she said, “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.”
Pandas: The IMAX 2D Experience
Pandas will pull on your heartstrings and have you mesmerized by their childlike behavior, if you’re not in love with them, you will be when you leave the theatre. They’re big fur balls that you just want to squish, adorable.
Pandas take you around the world, from China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where Qian Qian is born, to the mountains of New Hampshire, where self-taught bear expert Ben Kilham raises orphaned black bear cubs. Many of his fostered bears, more than 160 in all, remember Kilham even in adulthood when they’re living independently in the wild.
Here’s the scariest part of the documentary, you learn real quickly that with deforestation slashing the number of safe, bamboo-rich nature reserves for pandas, (that’s what these giant puffballs eat), today there remain just 2,000 pandas in the wild and roughly 300 in captivity. These numbers are terrifying, this means if we don’t raise awareness, start a movement these beautiful animals will be extinct and our children’s children will never see them.
Engage with Pandas from your home (and iPad)
If you can’t get enough of Pandas, then you will want to hear about this! IMAX and Conversive created the first-of-its-kind, educational augmented reality app, Pandas AR. Parents, children and teachers will be able to learn from ‘Genius’ the panda himself! Ask questions to the Panda directly and listen to the answers as Genius speaks to you! Download the app here and start learning! Watch below to see what you’re in for!
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 come 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.