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Panda! Go Panda! (1972)

Panda kopanda (original title)
When her grandmother goes away on a trip, 7-year-old Mimiko stays at home by herself in her small, friendly village, unafraid of burglars. When she arrives back home from the train station ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
Mimiko (voice)
Kazuo Kumakura ...
Papa (voice)
Yoshiko Ohta ...
Panny (voice)
Yasuo Yamada ...
Cop (voice)
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Student (voice) (as Ian Hawk)
Dana Craig ...
Walla (voice) (as W.T. Hatch)
Alexis A. Edward ...
Walla (voice)
Melissa Fahn ...
Panny (voice)
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Friend (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Walla (voice)
Doug Lee ...
Clerk (voice) (as Leigh Everest)
Dan Lorge ...
Lackey (voice)
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Friend (voice) (as Katie Evans)
Cody MacKenzie ...
Boy (voice)
Melanie MacQueen ...
Grandma (voice) (as Aline Leslie)
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When her grandmother goes away on a trip, 7-year-old Mimiko stays at home by herself in her small, friendly village, unafraid of burglars. When she arrives back home from the train station where she saw her grandmother off, she discovers she has a visitor-a baby panda. She quickly makes friends with the young panda and names it Pannie. She later meets Pannie's father, a large panda she calls Papanda. She dubs Pannie her son and Papanda her father, and the three become a happy family with their own big adventures. Written by Morticon

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The little heroine Mimiko bears a superficial resemblance to Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking, who was a model for the character. Back in 1971 (a year before this film's release), Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata planned on doing an animated film adaptation of Lindgren's character. Both Miyazaki and Takahata went to Sweden to not only do location scouting, but personally discuss the production with Lindgren. Unfortunately, after their meeting, the rights were refused and the proposed project was canceled. (Watercolored storyboards by Miyazaki are among what remain of the project.) See more »

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Terrific movie
11 March 2001 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

Panda! Go Panda! is a great film for everyone young and young at heart. Panda! is the story of a little girl who has no papa and mama, who meets two pandas, a papa and a baby who join her little family and have really cool adventures. My favorite scenes are the ones with Neimiko and Papa and Panny sailing on a bed over a flooded town. A must see for all animation fans!


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