A very adorable and visually beautiful hand-drawn animation by master Hayao Miyazaki, who goes for a more innocent and simpler approach for this story instead of delivering an epic of environmental message like some of his more memorable works.
Acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki returns for his ninth animated feature with Ponyo, which deals with a friendship between a five-year-old boy and a goldfish princess who yearns to be human. The d... read more
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Release Date: August 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010
Stats: 7,048 reviews
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August 3, 2013
A cute, magical, and visually enthralling 'The Little Mermaid'-esque fairy tale from the master himself, Hayao Miyazaki. A sweet and invigorating ride for all ages.
March 10, 2012
For American animated movies, the forefront of this genre is obviously Pixar. The studio manages to attract children and adults with its great storytelling, gorgeous and fluid animation, and memorable characters... Hayao Miyazaki is arguably on the same caliber as Pixar.
March 3, 2012
Beautiful, imaginative and utterly adorable.
September 22, 2011
Sosuke: Mom! Ponyo came back, and she's a little girl now!
"Welcome To A World Where Anything Is Possible."
Ponyo, simply put, is one of the best animated films I have seen. It's a beautiful and overall delightful movie that is just a joy to watch. It kind of makes you fee...
August 24, 2011
I thought this movie was incredible and so did my two year old daughter. Original, heart felt and a little creepy at times as all good childrens films should be, Ponyo is a definite favourite in my house that is watched at least once a week. Even out goldfish bears her name.
August 16, 2011
Ponyo is one of Hayao Miyazaki's more gentle and cute films. However it still somehow manages to find a way to engage a connection with adults also. Audiences who witness Ponyo will not leave feeling bored, it is brilliantly animated, it is absolutely adorable and is another piec...
April 23, 2011
Japanese anime based on the little mermaid. A goldfish is rescued by a boy. The goldfish wants to become human to be with him. Voiced by Liam Neeson, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett.
March 16, 2011
I"m a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki's work, but this just didn't grab me like my favorite SPIRITED AWAY did. Not to say that it was bad -- not at all. The art was of course terrific, the characters were engaging, but the story was confusing, and Liam Neeson voice is way too familiar ...
March 14, 2011
Well it really does nothing but puts Disney's the Little Mermaid to shame, I liked it but oh my god is this just better and more creatively trippy. Miyazaki is a living legend in all sense all well as Studio Ghibli and their films (Minus Tales from Earthsea), There just talented...
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