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*English language version only
(1994) dir Isao Takahata [119 min]
In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like animals from Japanese folklore that are capable of shape-shifting from their standard raccoon form to practically any object. When construction of a new Tokyo suburb clears the nearby forest and threatens their way of life, the tanuki start playing tricks in an effort to save their home.