Pom Poko

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    9:45
Pom Poko
director:
Isao Takahata

Threatened by Tokyo’s suburban sprawl, local tanuki—raccoon-like creatures out of Japanese folklore—attempt to save their dwindling forest home using their signature shape shifting and trickery. “Directed by Mr. Miyazaki’s frequent collaborator Isao Takahata, the film credits Mr. Miyazaki with ‘planning,’ and it’s easy to see: its ecological concerns, nuance and occasional lyricism place it squarely within the Ghibli oeuvre.” (NY Times) Cosponsored with the East Asia Program.

website: gkids.tv

format
35mm color
runtime
1 hour 59 minutes
release year/country
1994 Japan
subtitled