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Ponyo on the Cliff ( Gake no ue no Ponyo ) (2009) Movie Information

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436

Avg. Rating:

3.07/4

# of Ratings:

153

Genres:

Anime, Adventure

Rating:

G

Language:

Japanese

Theater Date:

08/14/2009

DVD Release:

03/02/2010

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Actors:

Frankie Jonas
Noah Lindsey Cyrus
Tina Fey
Liam Neeson
Cate Blanchett
Matt Damon

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Hayao Miyazaki brings to life the story of Sosuke, a 5-year-old boy and Ponyo, a goldfish princess who wishes to become human.

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sapien 07/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Well, I really can't believe I'm saying this, but I liked this anime movie. It was cute and had a good story.

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mitchellyoung 01/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

While Ponyo doesn't have the emotional depth of past Miyazaki films, it does have the same whimsical animation style and childlike wonder that makes it a thoroughly enjoyable adventure. All the creature and character design of the ocean characters is especially awe-inspiring and inventive.

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GGauthier 02/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

So, Hayao San re creates western biblical idea of flooding, fallen angels and that kind of stuff. Obviously, with the signature that deserves a product that comes from the east. Miyazaki is that, an artist. Subtle, honest, sincere. The work of art is noticiable from the beginning to the end. The music is specially delicate as the character herself. No doubt, a must see for fans of the Director and/ or anime.

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patjohnson76 04/30/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A nice story about a goldfish princess who dabbles in a little magic, becomes human, and wishes to stay that way when she meets Sosuke, whom she forms an immediate bond and friendship with. Just the right mix here to appeal to all ages, young and adult. There's some pretty good animation as well, though some of the voice work sounds off at times. Other than that, a good watch.

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Ikkinbot 08/29/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Ponyo is a great movie by Studio Ghibli. The art is beutiful, the story is fun, and as a whole it is simply enchanting. A great movie for the whole family with just the right mix of cute, adventure, and suspense. Sosuke and Ponyo are adorable! Sosuke's mother may be the worst mother ever.

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  Chris Kavan
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08/15/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Ponyo Another Miyazaki Masterpiece

I have yet to be disappointed by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Once again Miyazaki brings his vision to life and the results are no less than amazing. Using a pastel palette that jumps to life and a story so pure and innocent is will soften even the most hardened and jaded of hearts, Ponyo mixes Spirited Away with Totoro and hits every note in stride.

Much as Spirited Away was a take on Alice in Wonderland, so Ponyo is a take on the classic Little Mermaid. In this case a goldfish princess slips away from her wizard father and rides a jellyfish to the human world. A five-year old Sosuke finds her caught in a jar and saves her. After some cute adventures, Ponyo is returned home but her taste of humanity (literally) has given her the power to become human - not without some consequenc...

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I'm shocked and appalled this wasn't nominated for best animated film. Nothing against Coraline, Princess and the Frog or Secret of Kells, but along with Up, I thought this deserved a place on the list.
02/02/2010
8:53 am CT

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