My Little one loved this anime, mesmerised for the whole DVD!
I love the way they show the characters make friends!!
Pappa Pands reminds me of Totoro for some reason (From my neighbour totoro)
I felt the need to write a review for this as the other reviews on here are misleading. Although it is a studio ghibli film it is not very well known and this is probably because it is quite bad. It really is not a patch on Totoro as someone else suggested. It isn't as well made as the other studio ghibli films and the worst thing about it is the pandas voice, you might expect him not to talk like Totoro but when he does you wish he really hadn't he has the most irritating voice you can imagine! I don't think this is enjoyable for adults to watch with their kids like other studio ghibli films and should be left to the really young ones. I realise this review is quite negative but i just want to make the point that if you get this and are hoping for something like Totoro you will be disappointed! My 8 year old was really looking forward to seeing this after watching all the other studio ghibli films and she wasn't impressed with it.
My children love the Ghibli films, although I have had to use some parental guidance with some like Princess Mononoke as they have been a little violent, or as with Grave of the Fireflies, very upsetting.
However, this one is a 'U' and is ideal for any age.
There's a surreal plot - a little girl home alone (for an unspecified time!) comes across a father and baby talking Panda and they adopt one another and go on little adventures.
If you can get past the strange (but brilliant) plots and the fact that the little girl keeps doing a headstand that requires flashing her pants and having an accompanying weird sound effect, then you'll love it as much as the rest of the Ghibli films.
This is compulsory for any fan and a good introduction to someone new to the animation, but if you keep an open mind and open heart, you'll never want to the films to stop.
These films are unique and never boring, which is a rare thing!
This is a great little animation, which was first released at Japan in 1972.
The plot follows Mimiko, a bright little girl left alone when her grandmother leaves on a trip.
She comes home to her house in a bamboo grove to find a baby panda. His father soon comes to visit and they decide to become a family!
A great film to watch with the kids, and well... even adults will enjoy it ;)