More Japanese, kid-friendly animated fun! Walt Disney presents "Pom Poko" (1994), the eighth Japanese animated film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. On the edge of the forest of the Tokyo suburbs, a clan of wild raccoon-dogs (known in Japanese as tanuki) feel their habitat being increasingly encroached upon by the construction of human dwellings. Realizing they will soon run out of food and space to raise their families, the good-natured but concerned tanuki band together to find a way to drive the humans out of their territory. "Pom Poko" was the number one Japanese film on the domestic market in 1994 and was chosen as the Japanese submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year.