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Ghibli’s ‘Pom Poko’ Screens in Theaters June 17, 18 and 20

GKIDS and Fathom Events continue Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 with dubbed and subtitled screenings of the Isao Takahata’s 1994 classic.

Isao Takahata directed ‘Pom Poko,’ which screens June 17, 18 and 20 in theaters across the U.S. as part of GKIDS and Fathom Events’ Studio Ghibli Fest 2018.

GKIDS and Fathom Events continue Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 with screenings June 17, 18 and 20 of Pom Poko, Academy Award-nominated director Isao Takahata’s action-packed ecological fable about the clash between nature and human civilization.

Pom Poko is about the tanuki (raccoon dogs) of Tama Hills, who find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this funny and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world.

The film will screen June 17 at 12:55 p.m. local time dubbed in English, June 18 at 7 p.m. local time in Japanese with English subtitles, and June 20 at 7 p.m. local time dubbed in English. A complete list of the more than 700 theaters across the United States playing the movie is available online at www.FathomEvents.com.

Source: GKIDS, Fathom Events

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

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