Panda Kopanda

Panda! Go Panda!

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Alternative Titles

English: Panda! Go Panda!
Japanese: パンダ・コパンダ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 17, 1972 to Mar 17, 1973
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, KidsKids
Duration: 36 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.751 (scored by 43774,377 users)
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Ranked: #46802
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Popularity: #5372
Members: 8,536
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Panda Kopanda (Panda! Go Panda!) is a 30 minute movie made in 1972. Miyazaki created the original idea, the script, the layouts, and did key animation, and Takahata directed the film. The story is about a little girl, Mimiko, who was left alone while her Grandma was away. A 1973 sequel, Panda Kopanda: Amefuri Saakasu no Maki (Panda! Go Panda! & the Rainy-day Circus), continues the story and was made by the same people who made the first movie. The literal translation of the title Panda Kopanda is "Panda, Baby Panda", but it`s been released in North America as Panda Go Panda.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oota, Yoshiko


Kumakura, Kazuo


Sugiyama, Kazuko





Friend A


Friend B


Circus Arranger







Miyazaki, Hayao
Screenplay, Key Animation, Original Character Design
Kobayashi, Shichiro
Art Director


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Oct 13, 2007
fightingcomet (All reviews)
Panda Kopanda is the story of Mimiko, a little girl who gained the companionship of two pandas after her grandmother left on a trip. The story about this funny family is very cute and happy-go-lucky.

The art is the same style as My Neighbor Totoro, and the backgrounds are quite detailed. The characters have flat coloring for the most part, but I think it fits with how they are drawn.

The opening/ending song makes an apperance in the actual anime, unlike most anime I've seen. The music picked for the scenes fits very well, and some scenes don't have background music. Sound effects like chewing and rain read more
Dec 27, 2012
kaonasi_mV (All reviews)
I came home to the next gray weekday after study. This routine can dement everybody. That to relax, I decided to watch the last long ago downloaded animated film about the Panda. I take a cup of tea in a hand to bring to a mouth and I fade:« Panda Papanda Kopanda …».

A remarkable and fine animated cartoon and despite that it is intended on very young audience. The animated film tells about little girl Mimiko who turned from the orphan into the daughter and loving mother one fine day. She is absolutely child still but she is quite independent. The big panda is read more
Oct 9, 2016
A_Dying_Ghost (All reviews)
This is one of my many childhood favorites. Ahh I remember back then jumping on the bed yelling "Panda, panda" and trying to comprehend the foreign language (i bought it on dvd with no subs).

The story is cute so it deserves a 9.

The art is ok....I mean they did shirk in some of the scenes (like the animal train) but other than that the panda drawing is outright adorable.

The sound is fair since some of the sounds did not match the actions of the characters

The character themselves, though, are a different story. They are cute, they are sweet and they are something out read more
Apr 19, 2020
Nicholaevich (All reviews)
Panda Kopanda is a proto-Ghibli, as in a film made by the Ghibli people before Ghibli was a thing. While the traditional art style and usual themes hadn’t yet been fully realized, there are definitely elements of them here. It reminds me of a lot of Totoro, especially in the panda’s designs. Since it reminds me a lot of Totoro, I naturally don’t really care for it.

The story is simple; little girl finds herself living alone, pandas move in, shenanigans ensue. She does lots of handstands so you can see her panties. Between that and her dress being shorter than read more

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