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Pom Poko

  • Rated: Scary Images, Violence and Thematic Elements
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Director:Isao Takahata


Renowned animation director Isao Takahata spins this tale about a pitched battle between Japanese folkloric figures and housing developers at the edge of the Tokyo sprawl. The tanuki -- a badger-like creature often portrayed with big round eyes, a large Buddha-like belly, and long pendulous testicles resting by its feet -- is a beloved figure in Japanese myth, viewed both as a fun-loving bringer of fortune and a shape-changing trickster. Pom...more