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Panda! Go Panda! (1972)

Panda kopanda (original title)
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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 ... 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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Student (2000) (voice) (as Ian Hawk)
Alexis A. Edward ...
Walla (2000) (voice)
Melissa Fahn ...
Panny (2000) (voice)
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Friend (2000) (voice)
W.T. Hatch ...
Walla (2000) (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Walla (2000) (voice)
Doug Lee ...
Clerk (2000) (voice) (as Leigh Everest)
Dan Lorge ...
Lackey (voice)
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Friend (voice) (as Katie Evans)
Cody MacKenzie ...
Boy (2000) (voice)
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Grandma (2000) (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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Shocking...
28 January 2012 | by (Hollwood, CA) – See all my reviews

I Saw A Little Clip Of Panda KoPanda (Go Panda Go!)And I Thought This Will Be Cute But Blech.... I Was So Wrong! I Was Shocked How Much I Actually Loved This Film (And Rainy Day Circus) It Was One Of The Most Cute Things I Have Ever Seen! I Have Seen All Of Studio Ghibli's Movies It Was Cool To See Iaso And Hayo Before They Were Big Directors (And The Best Studio In The World :) The Plot Was Cute, And Just Very Fun. I Actually Watched It By Myself (I Thought I Should Watch It With My 5 Year Old Sister) And I Really Did Enjoy It! Honestly Bouth Films Are Great! Some People Say The 1st Panda Ko Panda Is A Hair Better Than The 2nd... But I Think Bouth Are A Perfect 10! I Wish More People Knew About This Movie! I Watched The Engish-Dub Version I Thought It Was Fine.. Picky People :) One Of My Favorite Movies :D


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