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Pom Poko

2 Ratings: 3.0
Animation movie directed by Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata's outré ecological fablePom Pokowas the no. 1 domestic film in Japan in 1994, and the first animated feature to be submitted for the Oscar for Foreign Language Film. In 1967, the raccoons in the Tama Hills find their homes are threatened … see full wiki

Director: Isao Takahata
Genre: Animation
2 reviews about Pom Poko
review by . November 17, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
Pom Poko is a film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Isao Takahata that relies heavily on Japanese folklore. Pom Poko was released by Disney as part of the deal the company made with Studio Ghibli; the film was released in the United States on DVD in 2005. Pom Poko tells the story of a group of tanuki (called raccoons in the English dub and subtitles) who are trying to find a way to save their home the Tama New Town development that's being built and causing a decrease in living space and …
review by . August 16, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
This is another indication of how surprisingly wonderful the Studio Ghibli films can be. This film brings ancient Japanese traditions to life in a remarkably modern story, told after the fashion of a nature documentary. I loved to see the racoons monkey-wrenching a new development in Japan that threatened their habitat. For open-minded children of all ages, this is a magical ecological fable. For children too young to understand the, um, transforming body parts, or for parents too uptight to acknowledge …
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