Mythical racoon-like creatures living just outside Tokyo pull out all the stops to halt a massive real-estate development project that’s destroying their land. Magical and compelling, this ecofriendly tale and its mischievous heroes from master animator Isao Takahata will appeal to all ages.
Real estate development is rampant on the outskirts of Tokyo and fast eroding the countryside. Worried about their forest habitat, the tanuki — mythical shape-shifting racoon dogs — resolve to pull out the stops to halt the project . . . Directed by Japanese master animator Isao Takahata, Pom Poko addresses human activity-related environmental destruction by way of a magical, stirring fable. An ode to biodiversity and a manifesto for living in harmony with the planet, this sublime adventure...
| 119 minutes | 1994
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