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3.8
967 Ratings

Pom Poko

Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko

Directed by Isao Takahata
Japan, 1994
Comedy, Fantasy, Animation

Synopsis

A community of magical shape-shifting raccoons desperately struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

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Pom Poko Directed by Isao Takahata

Critics reviews

It’s the distinct lack of sentimentalism that makes the losses endured by the tanuki clan, including wise elders and masters of transformation, as well as students and would-be warriors, all the more genuine and sincerely felt. Takahata, who got the story idea from friend and occasional collaborator Hiyao Miyazaki, intertwines emotional and scientific views of society in broad, thoughtful terms.
February 06, 2015
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