Yesterday Kitty and I sat down and watched Pom Poko. We had heard it contained enormous raccoon testicles and figured we should buy it before the American censors got their paws on it. We both sorta kinda like Studio Ghibli stuff (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns), but I am not a big anime fan. I'm sorry. I just don't get it. As much as I hate American formula flicks with their linear plots, I also don't like the seemingly random progression of some anime stuff. Oh yeah, what about Pom Poko. Well, it should be in every furry's video collection. Come on! Raccoons that transform into humans! Animals living among us in human form! It's the stuff furries dream of! Seriously, it has a nice environmental message although it's somewhat heavy-handed as typical with most Japanese anime stuff. The raccoons are cute. Oh, and they got big balls!
On a side note, I commented to Kitty that the narrator sounded like Brain. I checked the credits. Yup. It was Maurice LaMarche.