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Writers (WGA):
Ruth Harkness (book)
Paul Andersen (screen story) ...
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Release Date:
9 June 2001 (USA) See more »
1936, China. Ruth Harkness has come to settle the affairs of her husband, Bill, who died while observing the rare and unstudied panda bear... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the best IMAX movies ever See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Maria Bello ... Ruth Harkness
Yu Xia ... Quentin Young

Xander Berkeley ... Dakar Johnston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Hayes ... Narrator

Paul Pape ... Bill Harkness Voice-over (voice)

Directed by
Robert M. Young 
Writing credits
Ruth Harkness (book "The Lady and the Panda")

Paul Andersen (screen story) &
John Wilcox (screen story) and
Jeanne Rosenberg (screen story)

Paul Andersen (screenplay) &
John Wilcox (screenplay) and
Jeanne Rosenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Antoine Compin .... producer
Yong Er .... line producer
Scott Firestone .... producer
Andrew Gellis .... executive producer
Charis Horton .... producer
Michael McDermott .... associate producer
John Wilcox .... executive producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Cinematography by
Reed Smoot 
Film Editing by
Jonathan P. Shaw 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
Gang Yang 
Art Direction by
Weidong Cai 
Costume Design by
Hilary Rosenfeld 
Honghui Xiang 
Production Management
Susan Parker .... production manager
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Haibin Li .... first assistant director
Rod Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Weiguo Cheng .... set designer
Ming Ding .... set designer
Kevin Farrell .... illustrator
Kevin Farrell .... storyboard artist
Jun Li .... set dresser
Sound Department
Elton Ahi .... sound
Ed Douglas .... sound editor
Cornelia Mariana Gavrilescu .... foley recording assistant
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Cory Mandel .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Miller .... assistant sound editor
Peter Thillaye .... sound designer
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Daniel Rapo .... scanning & film recording
Craig Edward Rogers Jr. .... digital scanning
Craig Edward Rogers Jr. .... film recording
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Cowan .... director of photography: second unit
Charlie Haskell .... director of photography: second unit
David Hauserman .... first assistant camera
Deana Newcomb .... still photographer
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Michelle Lewitt .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Suzanne Murarik .... assistant editor
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Transportation Department
Gina Deakin .... driver: cast
Other crew
Alexa Alden .... script supervisor
Chris Atkinson .... mountain safety coordinator
William Bowling .... location manager
Nina Huang Fan .... assistant to director
Charlie Fuguet .... post production
Joshua Gasster .... production manager: China
Michael Grigsby .... production accountant
Paul Kenney .... first assistant accountant
David Schladweiler .... production coordinator: USA

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48 min
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of the best IMAX movies ever, 21 October 2001
Author: Nathan from Edmonton, Canada

There are very few IMAX movies that i have not seen--and China:The Panda

Adventure (CTPA) is one of the best. i don't think most people go to IMAX

expecting to see a mainline Hollywood-like production. IMAX movies are judged differently, in my opinion. An IMAX movie should make the best possible use of the large-screen format, and the focus of the presentation should be on the visual. CTPA does this extremely well.

It's true that the acting is not outstanding, but i did not go to CTPA to see Robert Redford. i went to see pandas and the stunning scenery of China. i was not


The last IMAX presentation i saw was "Amazing Caves," and i was immensely

disappointed. If you had seen the trailer, you had seen everything worthwhile in the movie. And if that English scientist/diver/narrator said one more time how

important it was to find bacteria so she could "cure new diseases," i would have screamed.

CTPA is done with a deft touch, with good narration and dialog and, as i said, stunning cinematography. It's a treat for the whole family. The fact that there's a "story-line" is just icing on the cake.

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