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Pom Poko

1994 / 119 min
Directed by: Isao Takahata
Produced by: Ritsuo Isobe, Seiichiro Ujiie, Toshio Suzuki, Yasuyoshi Tokuma
Written by: Isao Takahata

"Wondrous! Filled with great flourishes of imagination!" – Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award®-nominated* director Isao Takahata, comes an action-packed ecological fable about the clash between nature and human civilization.

The tanuki (raccoon dogs) of Tama Hills find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this deeply affecting, funny and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world.

*2014: Best Animated Feature, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Discs Run-time Aspect Ratio ? Color Language
119 min
English, French, Japanese
Region Rating Production Date Closed-Captioned ? Subtitles
English, French

Actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Actor Clancy Brown
Actor J.K. Simmons
Actor Tress MacNeille
Actor Kevin Michael Richardson
Actor John DiMaggio
Actor Brian Posehn
Writer Isao Takahata
Director Isao Takahata
Producer Ritsuo Isobe
Producer Seiichiro Ujiie
Producer Toshio Suzuki
Producer Yasuyoshi Tokuma