Pom Poko Blu-ray/DVD
About Pom Poko Blu-ray/DVD
Pom Poko features the clash between modern civilization and the natural world from acclaimed director Isao Takahata.
The raccoons of the 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 advance of civilization. But will it be enough? Or will the raccoons learn how to live in balance with the modern world?
Special Features: To Be Determined
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese, French
- Subtitle Language: English, French
- Genre: Comedy
- Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 7+
- Run Time: 119
- Year Created: 1994
- Release Date: 2/6/2018
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Who would've thought Disney would dub this?
by Alan Rean
I never would've imagined that Disney of all companies would attempt to translate this movie considering most of it is steeped in Japanese culture and because of their typical aversion to thematic elements such as the tanuki's "pouches", but I gotta commend them for doing so. Although some of the alterations don't always work, for the most part it's well done. I will admit the film plays better in its native language track, but the Disney dub is in no way terrible. I've honestly had no major qualms with any of their dubs for the Ghibli library, and any "true fan" who says you're watching Ghibli the wrong way should remember that both Ghibli and Miyazaki approve the Disney dubs. They don't think they compromise their work. Watch it subtitled if you prefer that version, but don't belabor others who would rather watch the visuals and the dubs (Miyazaki prefers viewers to see his movies in their language of choice anyway). Either method of viewing is fine, period.