Pom Poko (movie)

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Alternative title:
Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (Japanese) 
La Guerra de los Mapaches (Spanish) 
Pom Poko - A tanukik birodalma 
Pompoko (French) 
Szopy w natarciu (Polish) 
Помпоко: Война тануки (Russian) 
平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ (Japanese) 
平成狸合戰 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: adventure , comedy , supernatural 
Themes: deforestation , tanuki , yokai 
Objectionable content: None 
Plot Summary: Faced with the destruction of their habitat due to the growth of Tokyo, a group of tanuki try to defend their homes. They decide to use their transforming talents to try to hold back the new development. Two of them, especially skilled at transforming, are sent to Shikoku to enlist the help of three sages. Meanwhile, the rest of them do their best to disrupt the construction site, at first causing accidents, and then actually haunting the site. However, the humans are very persistent, and soon the tanuki are forced to use more and more extreme measures to save their home. 
User Ratings: 1036 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 86 votes (sub:52, dub:27, raw:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
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 Excellent: 219 votes (sub:140, dub:59, raw:4, edit.dub:2, ?:1, others:13
4 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Polish edited dub
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Very good: 262 votes (sub:176, dub:67, raw:6, ?:1, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
2 German dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Finnish subtitled
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 Good: 221 votes (sub:139, dub:64, ?:2, raw:1, others:15
5 German dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 Dutch subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Mandarin dubbed
)
 Decent: 114 votes (sub:63, dub:44, edit.dub:1, others:6
1 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Mandarin subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 So-so: 53 votes (sub:32, dub:17, raw:1, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 31 votes (sub:19, dub:10, edit.dub:1, ?:1)
 Weak: 20 votes (sub:14, dub:5, raw:1)
 Bad: 18 votes (sub:10, dub:8)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (dub:5)
Seen in part or in whole by 1671 users, rank: #635 (of 6020)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.384 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.8721, rank: #1444 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 7.344 (Good+), rank: #1384 (of 6014) (seen all: 7.39 / seen some: 6.29 / won't finish: 2.54)
Bayesian estimate: 7.347 (Good+), rank: #1183 (of 4524)
Running time: 118 minutes 
Vintage: 1994-06-13 
Premiere date:
1994-07-16 (Japan) 
Release dates: We have 13
Ending Theme:
"Itsu demo Dare ka ga (いつでも誰かが; Always, someone is...)" by Shang Shang Typhoon 
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 3
Comment:
Has a PG rating in the US for "violence, scary images, and thematic elements." In Canada it's rated G. 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Pom Poko (DVD) 2005-08-16 (from $19.21)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Isao Takahata 
Screenplay: Isao Takahata 
Original author: Kenji Miyazawa ("Futago no Hoshi Sakusen") 
Original story: Isao Takahata 
Character Design: Shinji Otsuka 
Art Director: Kazuo Oga 
Animation Director: Shinji Otsuka 
Director of Photography: Atsushi Okui 
Producer: Toshio Suzuki 

Advertising Producer: Masaya Tokuyama 
Animation Supervisor:
HIroko Minowa (assistant) 
Megumi Kagawa 
Shinji Otsuka 
Toshio Kawaguchi (assistant) 
Assistant Director:
Masahiko Otsuka 
Shinichi Matsumi 
Associate Executive Producer:
Hideo Ogata 
Tatsumi Yamashita 
Associate Production Manager: Toshiyuki Kawabata 
Audio Director: Yasuo Uragami 
Cel Check: Akiko Ono 
Color design: Michiyo Yasuda 
Editing: Takeshi Seyama 
Editing Assistant:
Hiroshi Adachi 
Kyoko Mizuta 
Image Building: Yoshiyuki Momose 
Ink & Paint:
Akiko Aihara (Trace Studio M) 
Chiemi Miyamoto (Studio KILLY) 
Chiyomi Morisawa (Studio KILLY) 
Eiko Fukuma (IM Studio) 
Emiko Motohashi (Trace Studio M) 
Fumie Mukai (Studio KILLY) 
Fumiko Watanabe (Trace Studio M) 
Hiroko Nishizawa (Studio KILLY) 
Hitomi Nakahata (IM Studio) 
Izumi Maeno (Trace Studio M) 
Junko Kanauchi (Trace Studio M) 
Kanako Moriya 
Kazuhiro Hirabayashi (Studio KILLY) 
Kazumi Furusawa (IM Studio) 
Kazuo Kobayashi (IM Studio) 
Keiko Hara (IM Studio) 
Kiyoko Yoshino (Studio AD) 
Mariko Konuma (IM Studio) 
Masayo Iseki 
Masayo Sakai (Studio KILLY) 
Mayumi Sawame (Studio AD) 
Michiko Shibata (IM Studio) 
Michiyo Iseda (IM Studio) 
Minako Oshiro 
Naomi Atsuta 
Naomi Mori 
Noriko Ogawa 
Reiko Daigo (Trace Studio M) 
Sayoko Yoshida (Trace Studio M) 
Shizue Shibusawa (Studio AD) 
Takemi Yoshida (Studio KILLY) 
Tatsuko Kubota (Studio KILLY) 
Tatsumi Yukiwaki (Studio KILLY) 
Terumi Narita (IM Studio) 
Tetsuko Iijima (IM Studio) 
Tomiko Kojima (Studio AD) 
Tomomi Nakazato (Studio KILLY) 
Tsunetaka Arai (Studio KILLY) 
Wakako Sugiyama (Trace Studio M) 
Yasuyo Takayama (IM Studio) 
Yoko Tanida (IM Studio) 
Yukie Ootsukizawa 
Yuriko Katayama 
Yuriko Kudo (Studio KILLY) 
Ink & Paint Supervisor: Michiyo Yasuda 
Merchandising Development:
Kazumi Inaki 
Koichi Asano 
Tomomi Imai 
Original Lyrics: Ujo Noguchi ("Shojoji no Tanuki-bayashi") 
Planning: Hayao Miyazaki 
Production Assistant:
Hiroyuki Ito 
Koji Aritomi 
Koji Otsuka 
Production Committee:
Akio Ichimura (Studio Ghibli) 
Akira Kaneko (Tokuma Shoten) 
Hatsuhiko Sawada (Hakuhodo) 
Hidehiko Takei (NTV) 
Hiroshi Morie (Hakuhodo) 
Hiroshi Takahashi (NTV) 
Hisae Kawai (Tokuma Shoten) 
Hisaomi Saito (Hakuhodo) 
Masahiko Nishizawa (Tokuma Shoten) 
Naoya Fujimaki (Hakuhodo) 
Nobuko Suzuki (Hakuhodo) 
Ryoko Tsutsui (Tokuma Shoten) 
Seiji Okuda (NTV) 
Seiji Urushido (NTV) 
Shigeru Kobayashi (Studio Ghibli) 
Shigeru Ono (Hakuhodo) 
Shokichi Arai (Studio Ghibli) 
Sue Fujimoto (NTV) 
Tetsuhiko Yoshida (Tokuma Shoten) 
Tomoki Horaguchi (Studio Ghibli) 
Toshio Hagiwara (NTV) 
Tsutomu Otsuka (Tokuma Shoten) 
Yoshiko Yamauchi (Studio Ghibli) 
Yukari Yanagisawa (Studio Ghibli) 
Production Design: Kazuo Oga 
Production manager: Nozomu Takahashi 
Production Secretary:
Naomi Yamada 
Shinsuke Nonaka 
Tamami Yamamoto 
Publishing Development: Hirobumi Umigishi 
Sound Adjustment: Hisanori Ooshiro 
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kashiwara 
Technical Cooperation:
Masanori Michiie 
Mikio Mori (Continental Far East, Inc.) 
Yoshiro Saito 
Theme Song Composition:
KORYU (END) 
Yoko Ino ("Asia no Kono Machi de") 
Theme Song Lyrics: KORYU (Insert + END) 
Theme Song Performance: Shang Shang Typhoon (Insert + END) 
Visual Design: Yoshiyuki Momose 
Makoto Nonomura as Shoukichi 
Shinchou Kokontei as Narrator 
Yuriko Ishida as Okiyo 

Akira Fukuzawa as Ryutarou 
Beichou Katsura as Rokudaime Kinchou 
Bunshi Katsura as Tasaburou Hage-tanuki 
Gannosuke Ashiya as Inugami-gyoubu 
Kobuhei Hayashiya as Ponkichi 
Kosan Yanagiya as Tsurukame-oshou 
Nijiko Kiyokawa as Oroku-baba 
Norihei Miki as Seizaemon 
Shigeru Izumiya as Gonta 
Takehiro Murata as Bunta 
Yorie Yamashita as Otama 

Akira Kamiya as Tamasanro 
Atsuko Mine as Tanuki matriarch 
Eiko Kodama as Younger sister 
Hajime Koseki as Man A at construction shed 
Hiroaki Ishikawa as Tanuki bodyguard B 
Hiroko Suzuki as Female tanuki 
Hisao Egawa as Youjinbou 
Junichi Sugawara as Tanuki bodyguard A 
Katsuhiro Masukata as TV announcer 
Kazuhiko Kishino as Senior police officer 
Kôichi Kitamura as Land worker 
Makiko Ishikawa as TV announcer 
Masahiro Hosaka as TV announcer 
Masanobu Iwakuma as TV announcer 
Megumi Hayashibara as Sasuke 
Minako Nagai as TV announcer 
Minoru Yada as Food stand customer A 
Naoki Bandou as Male tanuki A 
Naruhito Iguchi as Broadcaster 
Osamu Kato as Hayashi-san 
Rei Sakuma as Singing female tanuki 
Reina Ezaki as Transformed child B 
Rin Mizuhara as Ofuku 
Sawako Agawa as Broadcaster 
Shiho Nagai as Hanako 
Tomohiro Nishimura as Tanuki patriarch 
Tomokazu Seki as Male tanuki B 
Toshimi Ashizawa as TV announcer 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Police officer 
Yousuke Naka as Food stand customer B 
Yumi Kuroda as Koharu 
Yuu Hayashi as Elder brother 
Yuuki Inaba as Transformed child A 
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Mizuki-sensei 
Japanese companies
Audio Production: Audio Planning U 
Computer Graphics: NTV Computer Graphics Division 
Film Developing: Imagica 
Inbetween / Clean-up Animation: Telecom Animation Film 
Key Animation: Telecom Animation Film 
Recording Studio: APU Studio 
Sound Effects: VOX 
Special Media Support: The Yomiuri Shimbun 
Special Support: Japan Art Fund 
Supporting Recording Studio: NICHIEI Rokuon Sound Forum 
Technical Cooperation:
Continental Far East Inc. 
MURAO 
Stac 
English cast
English staff
Translation: Jim Hubbert 
Co-Director:
Donald H. Hewitt 
Ned Lott 
Producer: Ned Lott 

Color Timing: Chris DeLaGuardia 
Dialogue Recording:
Bill Komar 
Cecilia Perna 
Negative Cutting: Rick MacKay 
Post-Production Coordinator: Cory Hansen 
Post-Production Manager: David Candiff 
Re-Recording Mixing: Tom Dahl 
Supervising ADR Editor: Petra Bach 
Titles: Mary Meacham Hogg 
English companies
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Jean-Marc Pannetier 
Barbara Tissier as Otama 
François Siener as Gonta 
Guillame Orsat as Shokichi 
Guillaume Orsat as Shokichi 
Henri Labussière as Osho 
Mathias Kozlowski as le présentateur du journal 
Michel Ruhl as Kincho 
Patrick Floersheim as Narrateur 
Perette Pradier as Oroku 
Régis Lang as Seizaemon 
René Lafleur as Hage 
Virginie Méry as Kiyo 

French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal + (from December 2007) 
Canal + Family (from June 2008) 
Ciné Cinema Famiz (from January 2009) 
Dubbing: Dubbing Brothers 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Alfonso Laguna (Spain dub) 
Translation: Bárbara Pesquer (Spain dub) 
ADR Script: Alfonso Laguna (Spain dub) 
Alfonso Laguna as Narrator(Spain dub) 
Héctor Rocha as Shoukichi(Mexican dub) 
Jesús Alberto Pinillos as Shoukichi(Spain dub) 
Miguel Angel Reza as Narrator 

Arturo Sian Vidal as Gonta 
Bernardo Rodriguez as Yamashino Hage 
Carlos Becerril as Tsurukame-oshou(Mexican dub) 
Clemen Larumbe as Oroku-baba(Mexican dub) 
Eduardo Moreno as Surugame(Spain dub) 
Fernando Serna as Tamasaburo(Spain dub) 
Fran Jimenez as Ryutarou(Spain dub) 
Francisco Javier Martínez as Seizaemon(Spain dub) 
Hugo Rodriguez as Bunta 
Jordi Estupiñá as Bunta(Spain dub) 
Luis Miguel Cajal as Ponkichi(Spain dub) 
María Jesús Varona as Otama(Spain dub) 
Marisa Marco as Oroku(Spain dub) 
Pedro Tena as Gonta(Spain dub) 
Rafael Quijano as Kincho Daimyoujin 
Víctor Kuri as Ponkichi 

Alan Prieto as Seizaemon 
Alfonso Mendiguchía as Guest(Spain dub) 
Borja Peña as Host(Spain dub) 
Desiree Sandoval as Kiyo 
Emma Cifuentes as Woman 1(Spain dub) 
Erik Osorio as Tamasaburo 
Idoia Fernández as Koharu(Spain dub) 
Luis Mas as Kincho Daimyioujin(Spain dub) 
Mario Hernandez as Ryutaro 
Marisol Castro as
Koharu 
Otama 
Marta García Gallego as Initial narration(Spain dub) 
Pilar Coronado as Sasuke(Spain dub) 
Roberto Cuenca Martínez as Yashimano Hage(Spain dub) 
Rommy Mendoza as Sasuke 
Sonia Vázquez as Child(Spain dub) 

Emma Cifuentes(Spain dub) 
Sonia Vázquez(Spain dub) 
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Canal+ Xtra (Spain; 2010-12-16) 
Dubbing Studio:
Deluxe 103 (Spain dub) 
Elefante Films 
DVD Distribution: Zima Entertainment 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gualtiero Cannarsi 

Dialogues: Gualtiero Cannarsi 
Dubbing Assistant: Daniela Inserra 
Dubbing Sound: Massimo Viterbini 
Carlo Valli as Narratore 
Gemma Donati as Okiyo 
Paolo Vivio as Shoukichi 

Gianluca Crisafi as Bunta 
Giorgio Favretto as Inugami Gyobu 
Marco De Risi as Gonta 
Marzia Ubaldi as Fireball Oroku 
Saverio Moriones as Seizaemon 
Italian companies
Distributor: Lucky Red 
German staff
German cast
(none)
Mike Carl as Shokichi 
Tatjana Pokorny as Okiyo 
Walter von Hauff as Narrator 

Anita Höfer as Oroku 
Claus-Peter Damitz as Ryutaro 
Manfred Erdmann as Seizaemon 
Norbert Gastell as Inugami Gyobu 
Oliver Mink as Gonta 
Stefan Günther as Ponta 
Werner Uschkurat as Tsurogame 
Willi Röbke as Rokudaime Kinchou 

Claus-Peter Damitz as Hayashi 
Ulrich Frank as Yashimano Hage 
German companies
Distributor: Universum-Films 
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Dutch cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Distributor: Monolith Films 
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Canal MAX (subtituled) 
Portuguese cast
(none)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: Pan Vision 
Swedish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Distributor: Deltamac Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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