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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 and save a panda reserve from officious bureaucrats.

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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 Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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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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Little Panda  »

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$7,506,759 (USA)
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After coming out of the river, Ryan's hair and pants are wet, but his jeans jacket is dry. See more »

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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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All this movie has in its favor is scenery and cuteness
29 August 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

The movie offers a rare glimpse into China's countryside (looks spectacular), and the pandas are pretty cute (when they show the real McCoy, and not the animatronics). Aside from that, this is a slow, almost pointless movie.

The American kid is very annoying, and I wished he'd fall off one of those gorgeous mountains. The Chinese girl is a little better, but her character is weak - they never explain how come her English is so good. The chemistry between both these kids is pretty much nil. At the end, they don't seem to be either friends, rivals, or anything else.

Some viewers may be offended by the way the Tibetian people are portrayed - there's no evidence of the persecution they are under. The poachers are not scary or interesting as well. I grew tired of hearing the same bars of music over and over, and I grew tired of seeing the same shots over and over! I think even kids may be frustrated with this movie.


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