Pom Poko

Wait, is this the one with the “magical testicles?”

Oh, it is, it is.

Studio Ghibli, the absolute cream of the crop in the animation game, has given us numerous classics, and this film, directed by Isao Takahata, can stand with the best of them.

It’s a hauntingly beautiful tale of animals fighting for their right to survive as the human world encroaches on their territory, filled with stunning artwork.

Oh, and the mischievous shape shifters leading the charge, described as “raccoon dogs,” also use their testicles as everything from battering rams to parachutes.

Seriously.

It’s pure poetry, man.

 

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