Pom Poko

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In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Isao Takahata, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of... read more
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In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Isao Takahata, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object. The tanuki spend their days playing idly in the hillsides and squabbling over food – until the construction of a huge new Tokyo suburb clears the nearby forest and threatens their way of life. In an effort to defend their home, the tanuki learn to transform into humans and start playing tricks to make the workers think the construction site is haunted, ending in a spectacular night-time spirit parade, with thousands of ghosts, dragons and other magical creatures descending on the city.

Original Release

07/16/1994

US Release

12/15/1995

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Cast

Shinchô Kokontei Narrator / Narrator (voice)
Makoto Nonomura Shôkichi / Shoukichi (voice)
Yuriko Ishida Okiyo / Kiyo (voice)
Norihei Miki Seizaemon / Seizaemon (voice)
Nijiko Kiyokawa Fireball Oroku / "Old Fireball" Oroku (voice)
Shigeru Izumiya Gonta / Gonta (voice)
Gannosuke Ashiya Inugami Gyobu / Inugami Gyobu (voice)
Takehiro Murata Bunta / Bunta (voice)
Beichô Katsura Kinchô Daimyôjin the Sixth / Kincho Daimyojin VI (voice)
Kosan Yanagiya Abbot Tsurugame / Tsurukame (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Isao Takahata

Writers

Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki

Cast

Shinchô Kokontei Narrator / Narrator (voice)
Makoto Nonomura Shôkichi / Shoukichi (voice)
Yuriko Ishida Okiyo / Kiyo (voice)
Norihei Miki Seizaemon / Seizaemon (voice)
Nijiko Kiyokawa Fireball Oroku / "Old Fireball" Oroku (voice)
Shigeru Izumiya Gonta / Gonta (voice)
Gannosuke Ashiya Inugami Gyobu / Inugami Gyobu (voice)
Takehiro Murata Bunta / Bunta (voice)
Beichô Katsura Kinchô Daimyôjin the Sixth / Kincho Daimyojin VI (voice)
Kosan Yanagiya Abbot Tsurugame / Tsurukame (voice)
Akira Kamiya Tamasaburô / Tamasaburo (voice)
Andre Stojka Osho
Mark Moseley Reporter / News Anchor
Megumi Hayashibara Sasuke (voice) / Sasuke
Yumi Kuroda Otama
Akira Fukuzawa Ryûtarô / Ryutarou (voice)
Kobuhei Hayashiya Ponkichi (voice)
Shiho Nagai Hanako (voice)
Yasutaka Ebina Ponkichi
Yu Hayashi Elder Brother

Producers

Hayao Miyazaki Executive Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Executive Producer
Ritsuo Isobe Executive Producer
Seiichirô Ujiie Executive Producer
Ned Lott Producer
Toshio Suzuki Producer
Yasuyoshi Tokuma Producer

Editors

Takeshi Seyama

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