Pom Poko (1994 IMDb)

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 Suzuki Toshio Takahata Isao animation movie