“Panda! Go Panda!” (1972) IMDb

Creators

Ōtsuka Yasuo (animation director), Takahata Isao (director), Miyazaki Hayao (writer).

Categorization

Children's fable.

Subject

An orphaned little girl sees her grandmother off at the train station and prepares to live alone for a while, which doesn't bother her. She finds two pandas, who have not so much run as strolled away from the zoo, and let them move in.

Commentary

Shallow and naïve, with cheap animation.

References here: Ghibli movie titles, My Neighbor Totoro (1988).

Japanese production animation movie