Share:

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 195 votes)
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 comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Isao Takahata, 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

Where to watch Pom Poko (cinema/streaming/download)?

At the moment we can't find any options to watch Pom Poko online but we constantly add new providers. Create a free account now to add Pom Poko to your favorites & stay up to date.

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.


Watch Movies & Series on Amazon Prime Video Today!

Enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows/series, over two million songs ad free, free shipping, exclusive deals and more with Amazon Prime. Start your 30-day free trial today. After that, only $12.99/month or $119 annually; Prime Video standalone is available for just $8.99/month.
www.amazon.com

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
Screenwriter: Isao Takahata
Executive Producer: Hayao Miyazaki
Film Editor: Takeshi Seyama
Director of Photography: Atsushi Okui
Composer: Shang Shang Typhoon
Production Designer: Kazuo Oga
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"歡喜碰碰狸"
"百变狸猫"
"La Guerra de los Mapaches de Pompoko"
"Pompoko"
"I antepithesi ton raccoon"
"Pom Poko - A tanukik birodalma"
"Milhemet Hadvivonim"
"Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko"
"百變貍貓"
"La Guerra de los Mapaches"
"Szopy w natarciu"
"Bойна тануки в периоды Хэйсэй и Помпоко"
"平成狸合战"
"Heisei-era Raccoon Dog War Ponpoko"
"The Raccoon War"

Movie recommendations for Pom Poko

If you like Pom Poko then you might also like the following movies:

Porco Rosso

Certification unknown

1992 | 3.9/5 | 1h 34min

My Neighbors the Yamadas

Certification unknown

1999 | 3.5/5 | 1h 44min

Only Yesterday

Certification unknown

1991 | 3.7/5 | 1h 58min

Summer Wars

PG

2009 | 3.8/5 | 1h 54min

Similar movies as Pom Poko

These movies are similar to Pom Poko (story/era etc.):

One Piece Film: GOLD

Certification unknown

2016 | 3.7/5 | 2h

Crying Freeman

Certification unknown

1995 | 3.2/5 | 1h 42min

Death Note

Certification unknown

2017 | 2.1/5 | 1h 41min
WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:20249, Added: 02/22/2018, Last updated: 10/08/2019