While I’m not generally a big fan of animation, I AM a big fan of Jack Black and so naturally I’m all about Kung Fu Panda! This week (to every 5-year-old’s enjoyment), the Dreamworks film was released on DVD and whispers are already circulating that a sequel is on its way.
To celebrate the success, Dreamworks Animation is partnering with Conservation International and giving a little something back to the pandas. The production team recently visited the Sichuan province where they spent time at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
There they had the chance to observe pandas playing in a natural habitat, made sketches and filmed the bears for later reference. Oh yeah, and they also donation $1 million to help with conservation efforts for the iconic bears. I mean, okay!
If you’d like to find out more about protecting the earth’s biodiversity, visit Coservation.org!