Panda! Go Panda! Returns to Japanese Theaters for 50th Anniversary Screenings

Short films directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki were originally released in 1972

A commemorative visual celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Panda! Go Panda! film featuring Panny Panda, Papanda, and Mimiko having a picnic on a hill during a sunny day while celebrating with balloons and streamers decorated with colorful pennant flags.


Panda! Go Panda, a pair of theatrical short films directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Japan with a series of theatrical screenings that will run at 93 theaters throughout Japan from September 23 - October 06, 2022.


The first film was originally released on December 17, 1972, while the second film (entitled "The Rainy-Day Circus") was originally released on March 17, 1973. Both films feature animation production by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and A Production.



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GKIDS distributes Panda! Go Panda! on home video in the United States, and describes the story of the films as follows:


Mimiko is a cheerful young girl who is left on her own while her grandmother is away. When little Panny Panda and his father Papanda stumble into her home, Mimiko welcomes them in as her new family. Adventures ensue as Mimiko discovers the challenges of taking care of her new cuddly friends. Directed by Isao Takahata and based on a concept by Hayao Miyazaki, Panda! Go Panda! is a charming early-career classic from two animation legends before they co-founded the award-winning Studio Ghibli.


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