The film, which tells the tale of animals fighting against human development of their traditional homeland, will screen at 12:55 Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday in dubbed versions and at 7 p.m. Monday in original language with English subtitles, at the Regal Cinemas theaters at Northtown Mall and Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone Stadium.
Here are some critical comments:
Andy Webster, New York Times: "Its ecological concerns, nuance and occasional lyricism place it squarely within the Ghibli oeuvre."
Austin Trunick, Under the Radar: "Pom Poko isn't regarded as one of the tent poles of the Studio Ghibli canon, though it deserves to be."
MaryAnn Johnson, Flick Filosopher: "Deeply affecting and visually mesmerizing, this is one of the best animated movies I've ever seen."