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Wiki founding: June 29, 2011
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Last checked: March 28, 2020


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Genre:
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Media:
Film

Pom Poko (平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ, Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko) is a 1994 Japanese anime comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Isao Takahata, animated by Studio Ghibli. The film won the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival for Feature Film. It also won Best Animation Film at the 49th Mainichi Film Awards.

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Faced with the destruction of their habitat due to the growth of Tokyo, a group of tanuki try to defend their homes. They decide to use their transforming talents to try to hold back the new development. Two of them, especially skilled at transforming, are sent to Shikoku to enlist the help of three sages. Meanwhile, the rest of them do their best to disrupt the construction site, at first causing accidents, and then actually haunting the site. However, the humans are very persistent, and soon the tanuki are forced to use more and more extreme measures to save their home.

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