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Panda! Go Panda!

Japan; Isao Takahata; 1972; 72 min; all ages

We’re flashing back to a Festival classic that our audiences may have missed! From the legendary team that formed Studio Ghibli (with original conepts and character designs by Hayao Miyazaki), comes two deliriously delightful animated featurettes. Seven-year-old Mimiko has somehow persuaded her grandmother to take off by train and leave her home alone. She’s quite capable of handling all duties of home and hearth, but gets more than she bargains for when Papa Panda and baby Panny turn up at her door. Their round bodies, wide grins, and off-kilter clowning offer the first glints of another charming neighbor to come. Infused equally with the amazing and the absurd, this seriously fun Totoro precursor is sure to win over new audiences and seasoned Ghibli fans alike. Panda, Go Panda, indeed! In English