GKIDS launched on Wednesday that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata‘s Panda! Go, Panda! (Panda Kopanda) and Panda! Go, Panda!: Rainy Day Circus anime films. The agency will launch every films in Japanese and with an English dub in HD with newly restored colors in theaters and on home video this yr. The agency streamed an English trailer:

GKIDS describes the story:

Mimiko is a cheerful youthful woman who’s left on her private whereas her grandmother is away. When little Panny Panda and his father Papanda stumble into her home, Mimiko welcomes them in as her new family. Adventures ensue as Mimiko discovers the challenges of caring for her new cuddly buddies. Directed by Isao Takahata and based on an concept by Hayao Miyazaki, Panda! Go, Panda! is an enthralling early-career fundamental from two animation legends sooner than they co-founded the award-winning Studio Ghibli.

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) sooner than taking place to co-found Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki and direct Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, and Pom Poko. Miyazaki received right here up with the distinctive concept for the first film and wrote every films.

Geneon Entertainment and Discotek Media have every launched the film on DVD in North America.

Source: Press launch