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The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

A young American boy visiting in China helps his zoologist father rescue a panda cub from unscrupulous poachers while his panda reserve is threatened with closure from officious bureaucrats.

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Chu
Zhou Jian Zhong ...
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He Yu ...
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Yeh Hui ...
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Young American Ryan Tyler visits his zoologist father on a panda preserve in China while on summer vacation and gets involved in the rescue of a baby panda from unscrupulous poachers who want to murder the cub's mother and sell the baby to a zoo. Ling, a young Chinese girl, and her grandfather help in the rescue which, if successful, will ultimately result in saving the reserve from being shut down by officious bureaucrats. Written by duke1029

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In the sweeping highlands of China, a boy begins a magical journey to save the life of a natural wonder.


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Rated PG for adventure action and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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25 August 1995 (USA)  »

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$7,506,759 (USA)
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This film was shot in China. See more »

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When Ling is removing her clothes filled with leeches, she is wearing socks. But in the next shot when she enters the river, she is not wearing socks. See more »

Quotes

Ling: [Ling finishes telling Ryan the folklore about the black marks on pandas and four sister mountains who look over them]
Ryan Tyler: It's a bunch of bull.
Ling: It's not a story about bull, it's a story about panda.
Ryan Tyler: No, what I mean is, it's not true.
Ling: My grandfather doesn't lie!
Ryan Tyler: Well, if the 4 sisters are real, how come the panda bears are going extinct?
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A wonderful film that would enlist peoples' sympathies for the Giant Panda population
11 October 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I do remember 11 years ago (or so I don't know) seeing the trailer for this film, and I wanted to see at theaters - but I didn't get a chance. But when it came out on video, I got it as a Valentine's Day gift from my Mom. When I watched it, I really loved it; though I can remember I had only watched it a couple of times long ago - until now that is.

The film starts when 10-year-old Ryan Tyler goes to China during his spring break to visit his zoologist dad Michael, who has been working on a project to rescue the dwindling panda population. But there was poacher trouble and Ryan, along with young assistant/translator Ling decide to rescue an adorable panda cub, which has been "animal-napped" and they must return him to its mother, whom Dr. Tyler rescued from a trap and brought back to the reserve to care for. Braving hardships and facing unexpected adventures, the two youngsters learn to love and respect for pandas as they gain maturity and tolerance for each other of course.

Like I said (a million times), I was shocked by the negative reviews/ratings I would see on the web, I mean I love films about human/animal relations; this film has heart and a little humor. And I think films like this one would enlists peoples' sympathies for the Giant Panda population.


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