Pom Poko

Studio Ghibli Collection
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4.3 out of 5 stars Based on 19 Customer Ratings

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"So amazing"
5 stars"

This film is certainly another amazing Studio Ghibli film, filled with fun, action, adventure and many morals that are interlaced through many of Studio Ghibli's other fil­ms.

The way in which the movie is done is quite ingenious, with it being from the Raccoons point of view rather than that of the humans in the film, and the mischief the Raccoons get up to in an attempt to save their home from advancing human interference will have you in stitches with laughter.

It's certainly a feel good family film with aspects that will appeal more to adults as well, as any good family film has.

"I love it"
5 stars"

The cover may not look very cool. But this movie contain an important message…

A strong message…Care for the Nature's creature… Not to mention, this is such a fun and funny movie to watch!

Quite like the soundtrack…classic nippon music…

U learn quite alot of japanese/asian culture from here…in the sense of what they believe in. :)

Everyone needs to watch this!


Pom Poko (Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko) is a 1994 Japanese animated fantasy film, the eighth written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli.

POM POKO is a tale of the clash between modern civilization and the natural world. The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The Raccoons practice and perfect the ancient art of transformation until they are even able to appear as humans. In often hilarious ways, the Raccoons use their powers to try to scare off the advancement of civilization. But will it be enough? Or will the Raccoons learn how to live in balance with the modern world?

Celebrate the magic of the forest and the beauty of the creatures who live among us in POM POKO – on DVD for the first time ever. From the Studio Ghibli Collection.

Special Features

  • Feature Length Storyboards
  • Original Trailers
  • Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel


  • Won Mainichi Film Concours Award, Best Animated Film (1995)
  • Won Japanese Academy Award, Special Award (1995)

Pom Poko Movie Reviews

“Director of the powerful animated film Grave of the Fireflies, Takahata Isao, went in a different direction for his 1994 Studio Ghibli outing with Pom Poko. The fantastical story with its roots in Japanese mythology and hints of Orwell’s Animal Farm, is set in the booming suburbs of Tokyo in the 1960s. Following a group of magical, shapeshifting raccoons who come together to fight of the encroachment of human expansion into their habitat, the film is comedic, sentimental, and environmentally driven at the same time. The story, hitting at a time when Japan’s economy was in slump, the film used the 1960s urban boom to turn a mirror on he unabated greed and unrestricted environmental destruction of Japan’s corporate world…Pom Poko won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.” 4 out of 5 stars

“A posse of shape-shifting raccoons wage war on humanity to protect their land in Studio Ghibli’s strangest adventure. While elements of environmental fable and Japanese folklore share kinship with Hayao Miyazaki’s work, the subversive humour and anarchic animation are writer/ director Isao Takahata’s own. Whether staging freakish parades or attacking foes with their voluminous testicles, these raccoons are truly wild. So is the film; while its undisciplined story is stitched together by voiceover, the ambition is bracing as Takahata fires off potent asides about societal progress and revolutionary movements en route to a deeply moving conclusion.” 4 out of 5 Stars, Total Film

Release date NZ
October 13th, 2005
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  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Japanese, English
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  • Japan
  • Animation
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