Papanda and Penny with nice bellies that can be hugged can be considered round models for Ghibli’s creations, such as the plush Totoro from “My Neighbor Totoro” by Hayao Miyazaki or the pot-bellied tanuki from “Pom Poka” by Isaa Takahata.
The second short “Circus of Rainy Days” shows more “Touching Hayao MiyazakiAs a screenwriter, stage designer, painter and key animator, so viewers can see his contribution to his next work of art. In the circus section there is a picture of outstretched arms reaching out to the Lady. outstretched arms in “Nausika from the Valley of the Winds” would resonate for a more unusual and frightening effect when adult reproaches are extended to Navsika’s beetle friend in the scene of her childhood.
Miyazaki also spoke about the culmination of the Rainy Day Circus, which[Takahata and I] shared the children’s attraction to floodsMiyazaki seems to have rehearsed this titanic flood in his 2008 Ponyo, where two of his young heroes are sailing across the ocean in search of loved ones. Miyazaki 2001 “Brought by Spirits”.
And another connection: a tiger mother clinging to a lady in an uncertain situation is reminiscent of Miyazaki’s 1989 Kiki Delivery Service, where Kiki Gigi’s cat is tucked into a pet dog’s paws. Both situations turn out to be disruptive when the larger animal actually protects the smaller one.
First of all, “Panda! Go Panda!” shorts can best be seen as sandbox designs that have shown resilience and the presence of animated Miyazaki and Takahata styles. A year after the second short film “Panda” in 1974, Miyazaki worked as a stage designer and artist on “Come onTeleanim with Takahata as director and Yoichi Kotabe (possible key animator of “Nausicaä”) as animation director, 12 years later Studio Ghibli released her first feature film, “Laputa: Castle in the Sky”, directed by Miyazaki. 1986.
Recently restored “Panda! Go Panda!” opened in New York on May 6 at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles on May 13, 2022 at the Laemmle Theaters to celebrate its 50th anniversary