Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Pandas. Narrated by Kristen Bell, the documentary follows Qian Qian, a panda bear born into captivity and tasked with increasing the population of pandas in the wild. To do this, Qian Qian will have to take some lessons from black bears of New Hampshire.
But let’s be honest: this movie could have zero plot, and it would still be worth seeing because pandas are adorable. Half of this trailer is just pandas getting into mischief and making their adorable little growls and grunts as they knock over leaves and go down slides. Everything else is just gravy when you’ve got pandas as your main subject.
Check out the Pandas trailer below. The film opens in IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters on April 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Pandas:
Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family narrated by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” TV’s “The Good Place”).
At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are taking the captive breeding program to the next level and preparing captive-born cubs for the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian. The film, captured with IMAX® cameras, follows Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure into the mountains of Sichuan as she experiences nature for the first time and discovers her wild side.
David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the filmakers behind “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” directed the film, which Fellman wrote and produced, with Douglas as director of photography. Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with LiXiao Dong, David Haring, and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer. “Born to be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” editor Beth Spiegel and composer Mark Mothersbaugh collaborated with Douglas and Fellman once again, with sound design by Gus Koven.
IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital, Jin Yi Culture Investment (HK) and Panda Productions, “Pandas.” This film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theaters starting April 6, 2018. The film is rated G.