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Movie Review: Pom Poko

Pom Poko is a 1994 feature length Japanese cartoon about a colony of tanookis living in the woods near Tokyo. Some developers are building human houses in their habitat, which is something of a crisis for them. So, at first blush, almost FernGully kid’s fare; there’s a sort of kid-wavelength ecology message, and the style is very cartoony.

But (and you knew this was coming)…

This isn’t a cartoon for children.  Ah, Japan. Continue reading Movie Review: Pom Poko