Essential Cinema: World Animation


Directed by Isao Takahata

Japan, 1995, 1h 59min, DCP, In English and Japanese with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  World Animation

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

The Sunday, 7/28 matinee screening will be dubbed in English, and feature $5 kids tickets available for purchase at the box office.

Kinokuniya hosts a pop-up merchandise table in the lobby on Monday, July 29.

POMPOKO is a delightful, often uproariously funny film, at once childishly irreverent and thoughtfully mature.” – Tom Mes, Midnight Eye

Japan’s Studio Ghibli is perhaps best known in the west as the home base of its cofounder Hayao Miyazaki, but Miyazaki was not the only master at work there. Another Ghibli cofounder was the late Isao Takahata, who directed a number of extraordinary films of his own. This one, about a group of magical raccoon dogs in rapidly modernizing Japan, is among his best.

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Pom Poko Still 4