Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko
JP, 1994, 35mm, VO JP FR & NL OND, 119'
Tanuki, according to Japanese folklore, are shape-shifting racoon-like creatures with unusually versatile testicles. When their bucolic way of life is threatened by urban expansion, the adorable critters fight back. Like many anime from Studio Ghibli, this enchanting fable packs a poignant ecological message.