In this short National Geographic documentary originally exhibited in the IMAX format, filmmakers enter the Wolong Panda Center in China to observe the center making preparations to introduce some of its captive pandas back into the wild. Focusing both on the adorable antics of the animals and the caring work of the Chinese scientists, the film celebrates an inspiring ecological mission. 36 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Also includes a DVD and Blu-ray 3D that requires a 3D television, 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience.
National Geographic Entertainment is proud to bring Pandas: The Journey Home to the world! You will fall in love anew with this iconic, delightful creature and better understand the desperate plight of pandas in the wild. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Center in China to bring to light the extraordinary efforts of the Chinese to secure the panda's future in the wild. The film follows the center's pandas at a significant milestone in their history. After decades of it's captive breeding program, the center has hit it's target number of 300 giant pandas and must now tackle the challenge of reintroducing breeding populations to the wild. The filmmakers were allowed to film the release of pandas bred in captivity and to follow a group of wild pandas in their mountain habitat. Meet all of the pandas at the center as they get ready for their new lives in various parts of the world, and learn about their fascinating habits as you chuckle at their hijinks. It turns out pandas are as much fun as they are cute, and they love getting the best of their keepers! Experience too the dedication of the scientists who work tirelessly on behalf of this amazing animal. And follow one panda in particular, Tao Tao, as he is released into the bamboo forest to begin his adventure "living wild".