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Cheerful Mimiko has a very strange family for a little girl - a Panda for her Papa, and his son, Panny, calls her Mom! Join this happy family and their many adventures! When Panny follows Mimiko to school, he must pretend to be a teddy bear so Mimiko won't get into trouble, but everyone wants a cute Panda! Despite his efforts to behave, Panny causes trouble in the school kitchen, and now the whole school is after Panny! Then, Panny makes a new friend, Tiny, a baby tiger who's wandered off from the circus. Includes both movies: Panda Go Panda & Rainy-day Circus

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Written by the inimitable Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), Go Panda! offers a charming pair of adventures for children. In Panda Family, Mimiko, a cheerful, energetic little girl, adopts a baby panda and is adopted by his father. Her parents are dead and her grandmother is away, so Mimiko is delighted to find a substitute family. They quickly establish a merry menage, although they wreak havoc wherever they go. Mimiko and the Pandas befriend Tiny, a lost baby tiger in Circus in the Rain. Unruffled by a storm that floods her town, Mimiko organizes the rescue of the circus animals, including Tiny’s mother. Like Miyazaki’s Totoro, whom he resembles, Papa Panda embodies the warm, reliable, magical friend children dream of having. Suitable for all ages; minor cartoon violence. --Charles Solomon

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Product Details

  • Actors: Alexis A. Edward, Katie Evans, Leigh Everest, Melissa Fahn, Barbara Goodson
  • Directors: Isao Takahata
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Eastern Star
  • DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006X6P1S6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,406 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joshua on April 24, 2012
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This movie's bitrate is quite a bit lower than on the Japanese release (approx. 5 megabits per second on average compared to 7) but it's excusable considering that it's on a single-layer disc and has to fit the movie, the 40-minute interview with Isao Takahata, and about 20 minutes of other special features. Panda Go Panda isn't a movie that has many fast-paced action sequences, so it's really not an issue when watching it.

The only true problem is that the authoring house set the aspect ratio flag incorrectly for the 13-minute "Panda Go Panda Exhibit" special feature, so the video appears vertically stretched in a 4:3 ratio instead of the player converting the natively anamorphic video into widescreen like it should. Depending on what DVD player and TV you have, you may be able to force the video into a widescreen format by using an adjustable "zoom" function. Even if you can't, the movie itself and the major bonus feature (the Takahata interview) are natively 4:3 full-screen, so they aren't affected by this issue. When you take into account that Eastern Star is a relatively small label, I'm willing to give them a pass in this instance.

Before you think about skipping this release and getting the somewhat techinally superior Japanese release, remember this: While the Japanese release has a higher video bitrate as well as English audio and subtitles for the main feature, its extras lack English subtitles. Also note that it costs about $50, which is about 3x what I paid for this release from Eastern Star. As for the previous US release from Pioneer/Geneon, it's long out-of-print and doesn't have any substantial extras. Even if it were available at a reasonable price, I'd rather own this release instead.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Area88 on August 5, 2012
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This is the original pre-Studio Ghibli classic from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli and creator to classics such as Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke and many more. Panda Go Panda is a masterpiece early work, that still deserves to be seen by everyone. You get two cartoons for the price of one, Panda go Panda and Rainy Day Circus.

In Panda! Go, Panda!, young Mimiko is left alone by her grandmother and so a daddy panda and a baby panda show up at her house to keep her company, after apparently leaving a nearby zoo. Fun and trouble persists.

In Rainy-Day Circus, a tiger cub has escaped from a traveling sideshow and has hidden out in Mimiko's house. What will Mimiko do?

Both are lovely touching stories, that every adult and child should see. You can choose between English Dubbed or Japanese with English subtitles, both are great options. As with all Discotek releases, the video, audio and extras have been upgraded substantially beyond previous releases. Never seen before extras include the original trailer, a 13 minute storyboard and 40 minute interview with one of the directors. If your child enjoyed any of the previous Ghibli stories, particularly My Neighbor Totoro then pick this up now.

Rating - A
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Treiber on December 3, 2012
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Folks, this is pure Showa-period (1970s Japan) kids' entertainment by the master animator Miyazaki Hayao who did this movie for his own children. If you enjoy anime this is a good example of when it was starting to emerge as a serious form of entertainment in Japan. My 5 and 9 year old daughters love it, so you can see who the audience is. Finally, it's good, harmless, simple fun, and is a movie and story that you won't have to worry about letting your kids watch -- a genuine G-rated movie. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Polymath on December 13, 2013
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This is a goofy movie. I first saw it late at night at an anime convention as a teenager, and had I been given any food or drink by strangers I would have thought I had been drugged. This movie is a little on the bizarre side. That being said, when I had a child and he got to an age where he could watch movies, this is one of the first titles I bought. I love Miyazaki. This is a great film for young kids. It doesn't teach any obnoxious lessons, it is pure entertainment, and as it is two films, it can be broken up so your child isn't vegging out in front of the TV as long. Also, my son was irrationally obsessed with trains when I bought this, so part two with the amazing unstoppable train was a huge hit. I like this film, and none of the voice acting is as annoying as say, Mei from Totoro.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Lang on April 1, 2013
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What more is there to say? If its Ghibli, it's beautiful artwork, a good story. Who could ask for more?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LittleGreenMouse on March 26, 2013
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Love Ghibli films and this is a very cute addition to the collection. This is NOT a full length film, but a 2 episode DVD. Its a sweet story about a little girl and the 2 pandas that become her family. It's geared for younger kids, so don't expect a sweeping epic like "Howl's Moving Castle" or "Spirited Away" etc. but it is a great starter for younger, just starting out Ghibli fans! I would say an audience age range of 3-8 (but the adults will enjoy watching along).
This is the ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION, not just Japanese with subtitles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Xtina on December 10, 2012
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I have been searching for this for some time now ever since I saw a clip at work due to a project I was working on. It's very rarely available and it has been out of stock here on Amazon for a long time. I ended up picking mine up in Walt Disney World EPCOT in Japan for $14.99. (Of course, now I see it's available here again...just my luck lol).

Anyway, this DVD consists of two 1/2 hour "episodes". The first "Panda Go Panda" and the Second "Rainy Day Circus".

The first is by far the best! It's quirky, very cute animation and dialogue. (Do not expect anything as complex and well written as Totoro etc). This is clearly geared towards young children but the quirky oddness of it appeals to many of those with a sense of humor and a fan of silly anime.

The second "episode" is still cute but definitely more for a younger crowd. Not as silly as the first and there's just alot of running and laughing, like something you'd see on NickJr. Still enjoyable though.

Overall it is very cute and silly. Definitely one for your Miyazaki collection :)
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