Panda and the Magic Serpent
The Great White Snake
The White Snake
1958, Drama, Historical, Movie, Romance, Spiritual, Supernatural
Animation - Toei
|As a young boy, Xu-Xian is forced to free his pet, a small snake. Unbeknownst to him, the snake is actually a young snake goddess named Bai-Niang and she is in love with him. Many years later, when they are both adults, the princess is magically transformed into a human and sets out to find her love. But the local wizard believes her to be a vampire, and banishes Xu-Xian from the village in order to save him. Xu-Xian's pet pandas Panda and Mimi set out to save him and bring him, in the process becoming leaders of an animal gang.
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78-minute film released on October 22, 1958.
Animated by Toei Animation.
Known historically for being the first color Japanese animated film and being among the earliest Japanese animated titles brought into the United States during the early 1960s.