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|Title (Japanese)||Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko||Advertising|
|Notes||Movie, 119m, 1994|
|Synopsis||Japanese raccoons - tanuki - are real animals, imbued with magical powers in Japanese folklore. A community of tanuki decide to fight back against the encroachments of modern Japanese real estate development, using the shapeshifting and other powers at their command.|
|Review|| This is a delightful and often very funny movie, making a commentary on what has been lost in the drive towards prosperity in modern Japan.
No Western release yet.
Mai & Totoro |
|Credits||See www.nausicaa.net for full details.|
|TV Showing||See the whole series for free? This series may be syndicated to regional cable, satellite or terrestial TV stations. For Europe click here.|
|References & Help||Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
Help & further information.