GKIDS announced on Monday that it will screen Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s Panda! Go, Panda! (Panda Kopanda) and Panda! Go, Panda!: Rainy Day Circus anime films at the IFC Center in New York on May 6 and the Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles on May 13.
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.