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The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wang Fei ...
Zhou Jian Zhong ...
Yao Er Ga ...
O Mi Jia Can ...
Cheu Gang ...
He Yu ...
Yeh Hui ...
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Shou Wei ...
Beth (as Isabella Hoffman)
Brian Wagner ...
Joanne Dorian ...
Doug Abrahams ...


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Little Panda  »

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Box Office


$7,506,759 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film was shot in China See more »


After coming out of the river, Ryan's hair and pants are wet, but his jeans jacket is dry. See more »


Ryan Tyler: Relax, I'm an American. My life revolves around electronics. I think I can handle it.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Amazingly Hackneyed
16 December 2000 | by (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Boy this was awful. Really really bad. I think the scene that best embodies how unrealistic and moronic this film truly is, would be the one in which the two main characters (who are only about 14) find themselves covered with leeches, and so they spontaneously take off all their clothes and jump in a river, and then look SURPRISED that they've done so. Like they didn't realize that this was a stupid idea WHILE they were doing it. Now we get to sit and watch as the movie awkwardly bumbles its way through the "I'm a guy, you're a girl, we're accidentally naked" schtick. Just shoot me with one of those Panda tranq darts and put me out of my misery. Granted, this film did its job of keeping the kids I was with interested, but unlike most Disney films and other modern flicks geared towards young children, it had nothing to keep the adults even remotely interested. I think the reason that this movie takes place in Hong Kong, is because it's actually a form of ancient Asian torture. Avoid this like the plague. And if you have to choose, take the plague.

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