China: The Panda Adventure is the true story of Ruth Harkness, a fiercely independent woman who travels to the mysterious forests of China to follow in her late husband’s footsteps and achieve his dream of bringing the first live Giant Panda to America.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2001
  • Date Released:
    June 2001
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:
  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Gellis, John Wilcox
  • Producer: Antoine Compin, Charis Horton, Scott Firestone
  • Director:  Robert Young
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Paul Anderson, Jeanne Rosenberg, and John Wilcox, based on the autobiography by Ruth Harkness
  • Cinematography: Reed Smoot
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Randy Edelman
  • Editor: Jonathan Shaw
  • Narrator: Bill Hayes
  • Other Credits: Stars Maria Bellow and Xander Berkeley
  • Sponsors: Trane, San Diego Zoo


  • Animals
  • Drama
  • Historical



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