Pom Poko

Pom Poko

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Pom Poko

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 Poko opens with a group of tanuki fighting amongst each other for the increasingly scarce resources of their forest. Soon the group realizes that the real enemy is not their fellow tanuki, but suburban sprawl. Lead by their tough-talking matriarch, Oroku Baba, they use their lycanthropic abilities in a campaign to thwart the developers. Suddenly tarps fall on windshields and obstacles appear before bulldozers, sending the lot careening off the road and into a gulch. Unfortunately, the tide of progress is not that easily turned. Will the plucky tanuki keep their pastoral idyll?

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2005
UPC: 0786936175257
Original Release: 1994
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:59:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original storyboards; Trailers; TV spots; Technical specifications: English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround sound; Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 surround sound; Widescreen (1.85:1)-enhanced for 16X9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits

Technical Credits
Isao Takahata Director,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [:47]
2. Urban Development [:47]
3. Transforming [4:43]
4. The Attack [4:46]
5. Victory Celebration [8:36]
6. Monster Town [5:28]
7. Shokichi & Okiyo [4:45]
8. Preparing For Winter [4:05]
9. Spring Is Here [10:37]
10. Food Crisis [6:07]
11. Operation Spector [5:46]
12. Monster Parade [5:20]
13. The Funeral [4:35]
14. Wonderland [3:43]
15. Difficult Choice [7:05]
16. The Revenge [5:16]
17. Raccoons' Appeal [5:39]
18. Last Strength [6:25]
19. Living Together [4:49]
20. Conclusion / End Credits [6:06]

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Pom Poko 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pom Poko is as stunningly visual as is original. This film combines comedy with hardships, sticking together and friendship. For japanese animation lovers, you should put this on your movie list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago