Pom Poko(Movie, 1994)

Original title: "平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ" (Japanese/JA)
1h 59min | Genres: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Pom PokoRating: 3.6/5 (with 185 votes) released 25 years ago
Pom Poko (Japanese: 平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ, Hepburn: Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko, lit. "Heisei-era Raccoon Dog War Ponpoko") is a 1994 Japanese animated comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Isao Takahata, animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network and Hakuhodo, and distributed by Toho. The phrase "Pom Poko" in the title refers to the sound of tanuki (Japanese raccoon dogs, Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) drumming their own bellies as a form of Tanuki-bayashi. Specifically, the phrase started as a jocular explanation of meditative percussion at Shōjō-ji taken up in a 1919 poem by Ujō Noguchi, which became a popular nursery rhyme recorded in 1925. Consistent with Japanese folklore, the tanuki are portrayed as a highly sociable, mischievous species, who are able to use "illusion science" to transform into almost anything, but too fun-loving and too fond of tasty treats to be a real threat – unlike the kitsune (foxes) and other shape-shifters. Visually, the tanuki in this film are depicted in three distinct ways at various times: as realistic animals, as anthropomorphic animals that occasionally wear clothes, and as cartoon-like figures based on t... ()
Movie poster of Pom Poko

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Awards & Nominations for Pom Poko

Mainichi Film Award

About Pom Poko

The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ancient art of transformation until they are even able to appear as humans in hilarious circumstances.

Trailer for Pom Poko + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Pom Poko - Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 Trailer [In Theaters June 2018](Trailer, 0:31)

Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: Japan
Made by: Studio Ghibli
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 23 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Serbian (SR), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/16/1994
Director: Isao Takahata
Producer: Toshio Suzuki, Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Ritsuo Isobe
Screenwriter: Isao Takahata
Executive Producer: Hayao Miyazaki
Film Editor: Takeshi Seyama
Composer: Shang Shang Typhoon
Production Designer: Kazuo Oga
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"La Guerra de los Mapaches de Pompoko"
"I antepithesi ton raccoon"
"Pom Poko - A tanukik birodalma"
"Milhemet Hadvivonim"
"Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko"
"La Guerra de los Mapaches"
"Szopy w natarciu"
"Bойна тануки в периоды Хэйсэй и Помпоко"
"Heisei-era Raccoon Dog War Ponpoko"
"The Raccoon War"

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