ROXIE KIDS: The Adventure of Panda and Friends
June 29 only
We will raffle 10 Panda Hats for kids!!
(donated by the head panda)
The 1st program of the special series “ROXIE KIDS” is an adventurous animation created with concept and original story by Hayao Miyazaki.
Wherever they go, whatever they do…..
Its always fun and adventure for them.
One day, Papa Panda and his son, Pandy, make a daring escape from a zoo in hopes of finding themselves a nice and cozy home. A charming little house near the bamboo thicket attracts their attention, and they decide to drop in for a friendly visit. It is here that they find a sweet young girl, Pamela, who is house-sitting while her grandmother is away.
In talking with Pamela, they learn that she has no parents, so Papa Panda, feeling sorry for her, volunteers to be her new Daddy. In return Pamela offers to be Pandys new mother. From this day forward, they all live together as one big happy family, each day bringing a new and exciting adventure. Along the way, they befriend a tiger, who has lost its way from the circus. Eventually the tiger finds his way back but only after being involved in several mishaps with Pandy.
Then they encounter a fierce storm which floods the neighborhood. A SOS message is received from the tiger, who is trapped inside a train with the rest of the circus animals, because of the storm.
They rush to the rescue of their distressed friends. Papa Panda braves the foul weather and tears the roof off the train to free the trapped animals. However, in the midst of doing so, the train suddenly takes off and heads towards the town, out of control.
The townspeople all panic as the train is about to crash into their homes. But their fear is put to rest as Papa Panda succeeds in stopping the train in the nick of time and saves them all from a sure disaster.
75mins. / 1972-1973 / English dubbed IMDB trailer
Concept &Screening: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
Director: ISAO TAKAHATA
Animation Directors: Yasuo Otsuka, Yoichi Otabe
Art Directors: Hisao Fukuda, Shichiro Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Tatsumasa Shimizu
Music: Masahiko Sato
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☆Other Roxie Kids programs are here.
Endorsed by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco /
Co-Presented by CAAM / Promotional Partner: btrax
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