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Program Title: Pom Poko
EASC Code: JP-15
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, English
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Subject: Animation
Program Type: Feature
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Running Time: 119 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Pom Poko is a tale of the clash between modern civilization and the natural world. The Raccoons of tha 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?
Data Entry Date: 8/10/2007