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Pom Poko
Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko
(Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko)


Feature Film: 16 July 1994 / 118 minutes
Director, Screenplay, Original Story: Isao Takahata


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In Pom Poko (the Japanese title literally means "Heisei-era Raccoon War Pom Poko"), Tanuki (animals native to Asia which look like raccoons) living in the forest near a government construction project, are being threatened by the destruction of their habitat. Banding together and seeking help from other tribes of Tanuki, they live up to their traditionally mischievous reputation by changing their shape and trying to sabotage the construction effort.

When this fails, they stage one last great illusion, hoping to alert the city folk to the natural wonders being bulldozed to make room for yet another Tokyo suburb, before it's too late...

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