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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.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writers:

John Wilcox (story), Steven Alldredge (story) | 2 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lang ... Michael Tyler
Ryan Slater ... Ryan Tyler
Yi Ding ... Ling
Wang Fei Wang Fei ... Chu
Zhou Jian Zhong Zhou Jian Zhong ... Po
Yao Er Ga Yao Er Ga ... Shong
O Mi Jia Can O Mi Jia Can ... Village Elder
Cheu Gang Cheu Gang ... Chang
He Yu He Yu ... Lei
Yeh Hui Yeh Hui ... Official #1
Shou Wei Shou Wei ... Worker
Isabella Hofmann ... Beth (as Isabella Hoffman)
Brian Wagner Brian Wagner ... Johnny
Joanne Dorian Joanne Dorian ... Teacher
Doug Abrahams ... Ticket Agent
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Storyline

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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Trivia

During pre-production is is claimed the Jake and Matt Thompson of the LPG (London Panda Group) travelled to China to help the cast better read the mannerisms and body language of Pandas on the set. However things turned sour when the LPG brothers disagreed over how a panda would be cunning. Yao Er Ga, who plays Shong, can be heard in one scene saying 'who are the LPG anyway?' See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ryan Tyler: I've seen naked women before. A, I have cable TV. B, I just happen to be quite a lady's man.
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Panda Abuse!
26 June 2000 | by starfrogSee all my reviews

I am outraged that these poor panda bears were put through so much torture to make this movie. Fortunately, the evidence is caught on tape. What you are about to see done to these animals for the sake of entertainment may shock you! The bears are shot at, dragged off of a bridge, tossed over a waterfall, dangled over a cliff, and virtually starved to death. The makers of this film as well as anyone who watches it should be ashamed of this dangerous and gratuitous exploitation of such poor helpless creatures. I have already alerted my congressman, Greenpeace, Ralph Nader and my Mommy. Hopefully a follow-up movie can be made showing the capture and incarceration of the producers...what? The bears are actually robots? Oops....


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Panda See more »

Filming Locations:

Chengdu, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,413,107, 27 August 1995

Gross USA:

$7,506,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,506,759
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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