With the recent passing of famed director and animator Isao Takahata, this month at Ghibli Fest our readers have the real treat to experience one of his most delightful films, Pom Poko on the big screen!
In theaters June 17, 18, and 20th, Pom Poko tells the story of a group of tanuki or raccoon dogs. One day their fun-loving community and forest habitat is put under attack by encroaching developers who are looking to create more houses and shopping malls.
Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home.
Pom Poko has got a little bit of everything. It’s weird, funny, sweet and has a really great message. Plus, the animation is beautiful as you would expect from Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata.
GKIDS is offering a giveaway for 2 tickets to see Pom Poko! You can follow the link below to enter and you can purchase tickets here.
To read our Studio Ghibli Countdown review of Pom Poko click here.