• 2008
  • Japan
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Tomoko Yamaguchi, George Tokoro, Kazushige Nagashima
  • Language: Japanese

Delightful animated feature from the Studio Ghibli brand about a five-year-old boy who falls for a goldfish princess. It's funny, charming and original enough to keep adults entertained, but where it really scores is Miyazaki's (Spirited Away) ability to understand what a child sees. Like its goldfish heroine, Ponyo may seem like a slight and slivery proposition, but it dives to uncharted depths.

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Ponyo (Gake No Ue No Ponyo)

28 Jan 20104 stars

(U) 101min An animated feature about a five-year-old boy who falls for a goldfish princess may not sound like a hot ticket, but the delightful content of Ponyo will be no surprise to anyone already in thrall to the Studio Ghibli brand. After Hayao…

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