Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko
Japan | 1994 | Isao Takahata
This animated feature by Studio Ghibli’s co-founder focuses on a group of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of changing their shapes. When a new development threatens their forest, the tanuki transform into humans and start playing tricks on the workers—in order to make them think the construction site is haunted!
119 min. 35mm. Subtitles. Studio Ghibli’s Other Anime Masters.
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