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Panda Kopanda


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.851 (scored by 3,351 users)
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Ranked: #41882
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Popularity: #4655
Members: 6,492
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Synopsis

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

Mimiko
Main
Sugiyama, Kazuko
Japanese
Pan-chan
Main
Oota, Yoshiko
Japanese
Papanda
Main
Kumakura, Kazuo
Japanese
Policeman
Supporting
Tiny
Supporting
Lackey
Supporting
Friend A
Supporting
Circus Arranger
Supporting
Friend B
Supporting
Ringmaster
Supporting

Staff

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


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More reviewsReviews

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
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
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
Dec 5, 2018
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Panda Kopanda is a pair of sort films from the early 1970s. Yes, that is even older than me. It was put out by Tokyo Movie Shinsha. You may remember them as the studio behind Magic Knight Rayearth & Versailles no Bara. That might give you low expectations but it was also written by Miyazaki Hayao, back before Studio Ghibli was a thing. And he's done screenplays for some of the best anime films out there. So, get your expectations away from mediocrity or worse. 


Story:

We open with young Mimiko seeing her grandmother off. Apparently it was time for the old bat to go into a home. read more

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