‘Panda! Go Panda!’ Is Getting A Limited Theatrical Release

‘Panda! Go, Panda!’ is a 1972 children’s movie by director Isao Takahata and writer Hayao Miyazaki who made the movie for Tokyo Movie Shinsha and A Production (now TMS Entertainment.) Shortly after announcing a home video release for the United States, GKids announced that they will also give the film a limited theatrical release.
“GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced today it will bring the newly restored PANDA! GO PANDA! to select theaters nationwide, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The seminal early work from Studio Ghibli co-founders Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), and Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) will open at the IFC Center in New York on May 6 and the Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles on May 13, with additional markets to come,” they said on their website.
You can watch the trailer for the film below:

Wikipedia describes the plot synopsis as follows,
“The plot follows Mimiko, a bright little girl left alone when her grandmother leaves on a trip to her grandfather’s memorial service in Nagasaki. Making a few stops at some local stores, Mimiko comes home to her house in a bamboo grove and finds a baby panda named Panny (Pan-Chan) sleeping on the back doorstep. She quickly makes friends with the little panda, and invites him in for a drink. His father, PapaPanda, soon comes to visit, and they decide to become a family after PapaPanda offers to be Mimiko’s father (Mimiko never had any parents). The three adjust to life together during their first night together, while Mimiko writes the first of many letters to her grandma.”
Takahata and Miyazaki would go on to found Studio Ghibli. Kevin Seymour served as the English voice director for the dubbing production company Animaze. The movie was originally released in North America by Pioneer Entertainment in 2000.

Jacob Airey

Jacob Airey is a writer, nerd, YouTube host, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started the website StudioJakeMedia.com in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, music, and faith. He is also the author of The Seven Royals fantasy novel series.

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