Entertainment behind the scenes
Panda sensation on Cannes pier
Around 40 extras dressed in giant panda suits waddled on to the pier outside the Carlton Hotel in Cannes with actor Jack Black on Wednesday to promote Dreamworks’ animated feature “Kung Fu Panda”.
The stunt, carefully orchestrated and watched by dozens of photographers and camera crews, underlined the importance of the world’s biggest film festival for promoting movies which have nothing to do with the main competition.
Black, who provides the voice of the main character Po, capered about with a series of kung-fu moves and posed with actors who voice the film in French, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish. “Together, we’re creating an international panda sensation,” he remarked.