Pom Poko

Pom Poko

Blu-ray Disc - 2015 | Widescreen edition.
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The raccoon dogs living in the Tama Hills in Japan go to creative and magical lengths to reconcile their existence with humans and the rapidly-evolving modern world.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney, 2015.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray J POM
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 119 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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May 02, 2017

The studio called it a movie with hope; but we found the message to be hopeless. In the end, the Tanuki had to give in to the humans while their precious time was destroyed. The survivors ended up having to live lives of human drudgery (if they could transform) or skull and forage in city streets, living shorter lives. Quite the environmental message but bleak.

Mar 13, 2017

Disney and Studio Ghibli created this movie about humans destroying wild country to build homes. Where does the line get drawn to destroy natural habitat in order to fill the needs of humans. In Japan apparently the Raccoons have a special talent which helps them create diversions/distractions that bring the problem into perspective. Not one of the better Ghibli films I have seen, but interesting. Not sure that small children would understand what is happening as the raccoons transform or shape shift frequently with no real explanation regarding what they are trying to do. However, it appears to have been a lost art so the attempts may just be several attempts that are not successful until they finally get how to do it.

Nov 25, 2015

Probably not for kids--way too many hairy balls.
Not great for women-doesn't pass Bechdel test I don't think.
Deals with complex environmetnal issues in an interesting way.
Hilarious ghost/scare scenes and fun dance parties.

Oct 13, 2015

This was hilarious, but I could see some parents getting upset that raccoons can transform their balls. That's not a sentence you see everyday.

EarthAdvocate21 Feb 21, 2014

This movie tells a wonderful story of why it is important to live harmoniously with nature, and why humans should stop destroying forests. The animation is excellent, and the characters are humorous and relatable.

May 29, 2013

This movies has a really strong message while still managing to remain somewhat funny and lighthearted. However, there is cause for a few awkward moments if you don't do your research on the tanuki (japanese raccoon species) beforehand.

SamuelTurn May 18, 2013

It is a very good movie, but I would not show it to kids. Certain parts might get "awkward" questions that Disney tried, and failed, at censoring in the dub. These "parts" are a part of traditional mythology surrounding the tannuki (not raccoons) mythos. It's still a good movie IMO, but you might need to do a small bit of research on Wikipedia before watching.

Jun 14, 2011

my daughter loves this, because of he theme song? she loves it. I also love it story and very creative story, and it is very Japanese cultural story.

Oct 02, 2010

There is no film by Studio Ghibli that does not amaze me. Of all of them, I must say I love this one most. it is very heart touching but heartbreaking as well. I highly reccomend this film.

(Not suitible for young children; parents, please review scenes before letting your children watch it)

Aug 28, 2010

Pom Poko IS a Studio Ghibli production, but the awkward animation of the transformations (which is almost smurf-like) and distracts from the theme of the loss of animal habitats. Hayao Miyasaki is advising on this film and you can tell where he puts his foot down. The Hayao Miyasaki wonderfulness lasts maybe a minute. Still, marks for effort.

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