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Panda and the Magic Serpent (1958)
"Hakuja den" (original title)

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The adventures of a cute little panda, a dragon god and an evil serpent.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hisaya Morishige ...
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Mariko Miyagi ...
(voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Blackman ...
Mimi (voice)
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Girl (voice)
George Matsui ...
Boy (voice)
Jodie McDowell ...
Duck (voice)
Sara Meric ...
Weasel (voice)
Marvin Miller ...
Narrator (voice)
Bob Neuman ...
Dragon God (voice)
Miiko Taka ...
Fish Spirit (voice)
Fernando Tejada ...
Panda (voice)
Mel Welles ...
The Wizard (voice)
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The adventures of a cute little panda, a dragon god and an evil serpent.

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This was Japan's first animated feature in color and widescreen. See more »

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The first great Toei toon.
5 June 2000 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Beautiful animation in this, the first cartoon feature from Japan and the great Toei studios. Two lovers in ancient China have to battle bad men to find happiness, and get help from Panda the Panda and Mimi the Cat along the way. Cute Panda's theme song is an oft-repeated classic, and scenes with the animals are extremely playful. Some beautiful and bizarre supernatural sequences really make this one worthwhile; some great psychedelic montage stuff seems sort of a hat-tip to FANTASIA. Some key folk supply voices here. The wizard is dubbed by Roger Corman favorite Mel Welles (soon after his star turn in the inimitable THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), in his usual delightful deadpan. Narration is by somber voice of the 60s, Marvin Miller. And there's a daft, dubbed duck that sounds exactly like Donald! But this lovely animated flick is a real gem.


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