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The production team of the sequel to the animation blockbuster movie "Kungfu Panda" will pay a visit on October 20th to southwest China's city of Chengdu, home of the endangered giant pandas, the local newspaper Chengdu Business Daily reported on Wednesday.

The American animators hope to draw inspiration there from the real life of giant pandas for their better making of a sequel film. Two representatives from China office of Paramount Pictures, distributor of the "Kungfu Panda" sequel, were already in Chengdu on Tuesday to prepare for the strong delegation's arrival, the newspaper adds.

The upcoming 20 person delegation will include directors John Stevenson and Mark Osborne and will fly then to Chengdu from India.

"The scenery we see here is so similar to that seen in 'Kungfu Panda'," Yang Xuanyou, one of the two visiting representatives said on their visit to Qingcheng Mountain, one of the neighborhood habitats for giant pandas.

Such places, also including Dujiangyan and the Chengdu Breeding and Research Base for Giant Pandas, are atop the list of the US animators' visit.

The sequel to the animation "Kungfu Panda" is scheduled to hit the big screen in June, 2011.

(CRI October 8, 2008)


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