Pom Poko (1994) IMDb

Creators

Takahata Isao (director), Suzuki Toshio (producer).

Categorization

Epic environmentalism. Urban fable, tragedy. Directed by Takahata Isao.

Subject

Animals hone their shapeshifting abilities to try to protect their home from a human construction project. Bit by bit, crises of leadership and natural urges help precipitate their failure.

Commentary

Inconsistent silliness and enough morality to address the audience directly.

References here: Ghibli movie titles, World: Journey of My Memory (1998).

Ghibli Japanese production animation movie