Pom Poko (1994)

PG   |    |  Animation, Comedy, Drama


Pom Poko (1994) Poster

A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

7.3/10
19,318

Videos


Photos

  • Pom Poko (1994)
  • Brian George and Jess Harnell in Pom Poko (1994)
  • Pom Poko (1994)
  • Brian George and Jess Harnell in Pom Poko (1994)
  • Pom Poko (1994)
  • Pom Poko (1994)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Hayao Miyazaki (idea), Isao Takahata

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


8 January 2003 | ButaNiShinju
Takahata's best work for Ghibli
This is a Ghibli film by the studio's 'other', less famous, director, Takahata, who in Japan is still best known for doing the 'Heidi' television series in the 1970's, and who probably had his swan-song with Ghibli with the 1999 box-office disaster 'Tonari no Yamada-kun' ('My Neighbours the Yamadas').

Nevertheless, I think history will judge that his 'Pom Poko' is one of Studio Ghibli's finest works: breathtakingly imaginative and looney, wry, complex, sentimental but un-dogmatic, unapologetically Japanese in its outlook and references. I would in fact rate it higher than Miyazaki's highly-regarded 'Mononoke Hime,' which takes itself a bit too seriously and becomes slightly tiresome as a result.

Critic Reviews



More Like This

  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    My Neighbors the Yamadas

  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart

  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill

  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

  • Arrietty

    Arrietty

  • Ponyo

    Ponyo

  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There

  • The Castle of Cagliostro

    The Castle of Cagliostro

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

Did You Know?

Trivia

Creatures shown in order of appearance during project poltergeist: - Shadows of hungry spirits. - Inari upon fox. - Foxes (Kitsune) performing Fox Wedding. - Lantern-spirit. - Skeleton. - Umbrella. - Fire breathing tiger. - Oni. - Shoki the Demon Slayer. - Agyo. - Tiny people performing funeral rights. - Raijin (God of Rain). - Fuujin (God of Wind). - Various squids and a fish. - Lantern. - Tengu. - Bulbs. - Bowing child-like samurai. - Maneki neko faced bowing samurai child. - Goblins. - Colorful beetles. - Wife spirit. - Spider. - Multi-headed woman. - Flame. - Skeleton. - Monkeys. - Rabbits. - Frogs. - Ryuu (dragon). - Train. - Dancing flames of white. - Man with reversible face. - Further indiscreet goblins. - Blue goblin. - Snake-like creature with man's face. - Purple spirit. - Camel-faced woman. - Four-legged cyclopic creature. - Mouth-creature. - Two oni. - Seven lucky gods (Benzaiten, Ebisu, Fukurakujo, Hotei, Daikoku). - Blue and flesh-colored goblins. - Walking stone legs. - Animated telephone poles. - Skeleton. - Fire & Firemen. - Tops. - Pill-like structures with eyes. - Flood. - Flying tanuki in flames. - Skeleton. - Seven lucky gods with goblins. - Amida Nyorai with Bodhisattva attendants.


Quotes

Additional Voices: I have no face!


Goofs

The English-dubbed version incorrectly refers to the tanuki as "raccoons". Tanuki are actually "raccoon dogs" - they are in the canid branch of mammals.


Alternate Versions

The English dubbed version censors all references to testicles.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Animation | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com