Heisei Tanuki Gassen Pompoko
English Title: The Raccoon WarHeisei Tanuki Gassen Pompoko (The Raccoon War , Heisei-era Raccoon Dog War Pom Poko) (1994) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Length Animated Film
- Studio Ghibli, Hakuhodo Incorporated, NTV, Tokuma Shoten
- Distributed by: Toho Company Ltd.
- Cartoon Characters: Shoukichi, Okiyo, Seizaemon, Fireball Oroku, Gonta, Inugami Gyobu, Bunta, Kincho Daimyoujin the Sixth, Yashimano Hage, Abbot Tsurugame, Tamasaburo, Sasuke, Male Tanuki B.
English Version: Kiyo, Gonta (Disney Dub 2004), Ponkichi, Koharu, Ryutaro, Sasuke, Hage Kincho, Gyobu, Tamasaburo, The Narrator (Disney Dub 2004), Oroku, Reporter, News Anchor, Hayashi, Bunta, Seizaemon (Disney Dub 2004), Osho (Disney Dub 2004), Otama, Shokichi (Disney Dub 2004).
- Originally Released in 1994.
- Running Time: 119 minutes.
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As civilization draws ever nearer to their idyllic forest home, a group of mischievous Japanese tanuki raccoons try to scare humans away. But they soon discover that humans are not their only rivals in the struggle for their age-old territory.
Released in 1994 as the Japanese economy slumped, but looking back to the 1960s construction boom in Tokyo's Tama Hills, Pom Poko questions the money-grabbing ethics of yuppie Japan, and mourns the loss of the countrieside. Drawing on Japanese myths and legends, writer-director Isao Takahata presents a satirical view of woodland spirits using every available magical ruse to take on modern developers, including transformations, sabotage and trickery.
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