Japanese entertainment conglomerate Shochiku has sold documentary PandaDiary to Wild Bunch for France, Benelux, Germany and Italy.

Directed by Tadashi Mori, the documentary follows the lives ofendangered pandas who have never lived in the wild forest. Shot in theChendu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China and AdventureWorld in Japan, the film also features first-time footage of a newbornpanda cuddling with its mother.

Commented Masaki Koga, Shochiku's general manager of the licensingbusiness division: 'We are extremely happy and honored to work withWild Bunch, who have changed the world's perspective on animaldocumentaries with March of the Penguins. This film will definitely begiven the chance to reach a wider audience and will evoke awareness ofthis situation for many people.' We especially hope that this film willreach the children around the world, who are the leaders of the future.'