Pom Poko: The Great Raccoon Battle

Japan Release: 1994
Running Time:
119 minutes

Pom Poko, the Great Raccoon Battle


Japanese Title

 平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ
[Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Studio Ghibli / NTV / Tokuma Shoten

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Anime

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

Pom Poko, the Great Raccoon Battle

Initial US Title

Pom Poko
US Distributor: Disney (2005) / Time: 119 minutes

Alternate Titles

Heisei Tanuki War: Pom Poko
[Literal translation]

 


Staff

Cast

Directed by Isao Takahata
Writing credits Isao Takahata
Produced by Hayao Miyazaki, Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Toshio Suzuki
Music by Yoko Ino
Cinematography by Wataru Takahashi
Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Production Design by Kazuo Oga
Assistant Director Shinichi Matsumi
Shoukichi Makoto Nonomura
Okiyo Yuriko Ishida
Seizaemon Norihei Miki
Narrator Shincho Kokontei
Fireball Oroku Nijiko Kiyokawa
Gonta Shigeru Izumiya
Inugami Gyobu Gannosuke Ashiya
Bunta Takehiro Murata
Kincho Daimyoujin the Sixth Beichou Katsura
Yashimano Hage Bunshi Katsura
Abbot Tsurugame Kosan Yanagiya
Tamasaburo Akira Kamiya
Male Tanuki Tomokazu Seki
Sasuke Megumi Hayashibara
Ofuku Rin Mizuhara
- Rei Sakuma
- Minoru Yada
- Yorie Yamashita

Posters



DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Pom Poko Disney (2005) Order
Japan Region 2 Heisei Tanuki War: Pom Poko Buena Vista (2002)
United Kingdom Region 2 Pom Poko Optimum (2006)
Australia Region 4 Pom Poko Madman (2005)
United States Blu-Ray Pom Poko Disney (2015) Order
United States Blu-Ray Pom Poko GKIDS (2018) Order

Background and Trivia

  • Tokuma Shoten submitted the film to the US copyright office on December 2nd, 1994 with the registration number of PA0000735608. The title used was the international title Pom Poko, the Great Raccoon Battle and a shortened Romaji title of Heisei Tanukigassen.
  • When it was re-released as part of Fathom Events on June 15th, 2018 in the United States, it had the distinction of being the worst performing "opening" weekend for theater owners from a movie in over 600 theaters. The reason being as it earned just $147 per theater that weekend. That record includes both new releases and re-releases, although in the case of Pom Poko, the Great Raccoon Battle this was actually the first time the movie had recieved a wide theatrical release in the US after being available on home video for over a decade in the country. This record fell a few months later, on August 31st, 2018, when the re-release of the 1993 TriStar movie Rudy earned just $130 per theater that weekend.