Japan, 1972, 75 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Isao Takahata, Not Rated, GKIDS
"You are seeing the beginnings of Miyazaki/Takahata's illustrious careers." —Dave Foster, The Digital Fix
"Tons of genki fun and a great family film." —Anime News Network
Originally known as Panda Kopanda (translation: Panda, Baby Panda), it premiered in Japan at the height of the panda craze in September of 1972. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Panda! Go Panda! is a charming early-career classic from animation legends Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki before they went on to co-found the legendary Studio Ghibli.
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.
Recommended for ages 8+
The Sat. 5/28 and Sun. 5/29 screenings will be dubbed in English. The Mon. 5/30 screening will be in Japanese with English subtitles.
Coral Gables Art Cinema is proud to present Ani-May, a program of five films exploring the past and present of anime. Although it has its roots in the 1900s, anime as we know it began to take hold in Japan in the 1960s with shows like Astro Boy. Since then, it has become an unstoppable force that has enthralled generations in its native country and found a devoted audience worldwide. From May 27 to June 2, we're celebrating everything we love about anime with a program that spans five decades and serves as a crash course in the history of this beloved art form. From vintage rarities to all-time classics and modern blockbusters, join us this Ani-May to embrace the medium that has captivated the world.
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