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Parents Guide for
Pom Poko (1994) More at IMDbPro »Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko (original title)

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The raccoons are occasionally naked but not sexualized (though testicles are always clearly depicted throughout the film as raccoons stand on 2 back feet, are referred to and are sometimes part of the transformation process).

Its commented that is the breeding season of raccoons, but we don't see any act, although its implied. Nothing sexual.

Some minor sexual innuendos.

During the parade scene, a few kids drop a magazine with images of fully nude women. Not very graphic.


There is a big fight at the beginning of this movie, but it's more comical than downright violent.

The only really bloody scene is the one where a raccoon gets run over by a car. A large pool of blood is seen under the raccoon afterwards.

Some violence towards the raccoons, which in turn gives violence towards humans as well.

There is a fight scene between the racoons and police officers, where the raccons bludgeon the officers with their testes (see above), and the racoons are beaten with batons. Several racoons are seen killed, but the violence is not severely graphic. ~edit to emphasize that the raccoon's TESTICLES enlarge to a huge size, they then use them to hit the humans. They hit humans with their balls.

Also in one scene the raccoons kill several workers in trucks at the construction site by tricking the trucks to go off the edge of cliffs. No blood or gore shown.


There may be a few mild curse words. Not any major part in the film.


In one scene, the racoons are celebrating, drinking alcoholic beverages.


A handful of scenes in which the racoons fight the humans taking their land. Also at the first half-an-hour of the film the raccoons, (due to their transforming abilities) scare the humans, not in violent but quite scary ways. The certain scenes in the film could scare children and give nightmares.

The main theme is quite dark, although there's some humor to make it more pleasant.

Some emotional moments like the death of one of the racoons.

The parade is quite surreal and has some very creepy looking monsters. Suggested rating pg-13 for violence, disturbing images and nudity.

Rated PG for violence, scary images and thematic elements
Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (DVD rating) (2005) / Canada:G (Ontario/Quebec) (DVD rating) (2005) / Canada:G (Manitoba) (video rating) (2001) / France:Tous publics / Germany:6 / Singapore:G / Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) / UK:PG / USA:PG

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