Takahata directed the 1972 family film Panda! Go, Panda! and the 1973 film Panda! Go, Panda!: Rainy Day Circus at Tokyo Movie Shinsha (now TMS Entertainment) before going on to co-found Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki and direct Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, and Pom Poko.
Directed by Isao Takahata and based on a concept by Hayao Miyazaki, Panda! Go, Panda! is a charming early-career classic from two animation legends before they co-founded the award-winning Studio Ghibli.
When little Panny Panda and his father Papanda stumble into her home, Mimiko welcomes them in as her new family.
Miyazaki came up with the original concept for the first film and wrote both films.