Pom Poko

"A Fantastic Tale Of Survival"

"Pom Poko" is a Japanese animated film from 1994. The film takes place in Japan, during the construction boom of the 1960s. The film focuses on a clan of tanuki, raccoon dogs that are purported to have magical powers that include shapeshifting and illusions, as they oversee the encroachment of civilization. Fearing that their ways of life are dying off from being in such close proximity, the tanuki set out to examine how other tanuki clans have fared. The film concludes in a big climax, with all of the tanuki from the initial clan putting on a magical, mystical procession.

| 1994 | 1 hr 59 min | 7.4/10
Isao Takahata
Pom Poko

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