Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk POM POKO

Contributing Writer; Toronto, Canada (@triflic)
Ghibli Retrospective:  The Kids Talk POM POKO
ScreenAnarchy is certainly not the youngest of movie websites, and a number of the writing staff have children that are old enough to understand and consume media in a way that is both raw and fresh, but also with the inklings of consideration.  In short, this is the age where many of us fall in love with the movies.  Thus, we are offering you the perspective of smaller children as they react to seeing classic animation on the big screen.  And what better way to kick things off with the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and the folks at Studio Ghibli.  

With the 15 film Ghibli retrospective in full swing at TIFF Lightbox, Willem (age 8) and Miranda (age 7) took in Isao Takahata's odd and fractured tale of shape-shifting raccoons-dogs and their quest to stop the suburban sprawl of the massive Tama Hills project in the mid 1960s.  The mischievous Tanuki try to find a balance between violent (flying testicles!) and non-violent (spirit parades!) methods to save their land and endangered tribe.

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  • Isao Takahata
  • Hayao Miyazaki (idea)
  • Isao Takahata
  • Shinchô Kokontei
  • Makoto Nonomura
  • Yuriko Ishida
  • Norihei Miki
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Isao TakahataHayao MiyazakiShinchô KokonteiMakoto NonomuraYuriko IshidaNorihei MikiAnimationComedyDrama

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