(Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko)
Distributor: Buena Vista Entertainment
© 1994 Studio Ghiblli
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.
Average Ratings: 69
Number of Review Sites: 7
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"...this film just isn't up there with Ghibli's finest."
Anime Jump! (Chad Clayton) - 2 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"This is a very worthwhile watch with the criticism largely stemming from the exalted company (the rest of the Ghibli films) amongst which it rests."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable
"Very enjoyable and fun to watch."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A-
"Pom Poko takes a serious theme and makes a story that everyone can relate to out of it."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Pom Poko falls short of the best of what Studio Ghibli has so frequently shown that it's capable of producing..."
DVD Talk (Adam Tyner) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Ponpoko was the first Ghibli flick I seriously wanted to walk out of."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross) - 3 stars (out of 5)
"POMPOKO is full of life and energy...a joyous and extremely funny movie."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A-