“Trail of the Panda” Films One of Sichuan’s Enduring Treasures

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The only thing cuter than a kid is a panda.

By request, we’re posting on this film that was released last week, the second Disney-China coproduction, although definitely not the last, as the company eyes expansion into the Chinese market. The film was primarily shot at the famous Woolong Giant Panda Reserve, which you can’t purchase bus tickets to anymore from the larger Sichuan cities due to a lot of the road infrastructure being rebuilt. The scenery should emphasize the beauty of the western province. The fact that one of its stars, a panda named Mao Mao lost its life in the tragedy exactly one year ago, serves as a reminder of the tragedy. But mostly, I think it should instill in everyone a sense of hope and wanting to contribute to the rebuilding of the hardest-hit areas Sichuan like Woolong.

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