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Title (English) Ponpoko
Title (Japanese) Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko

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Fantasy Novel

Notes Movie, 119m, 1994
Classification -
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.
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Release Jap:VHS
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Date 1994
Production Studio Ghibli
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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