Overall Rank: 512
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 185
Theatrical Release Date: 08/14/2009
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/02/2010
Genre: Anime, Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Frankie Jonas, Noah Lindsey Cyrus, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon
Plot: Hayao Miyazaki brings to life the story of Sosuke, a 5-year-old boy and Ponyo, a goldfish princess who wishes to become human.
Quick Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/05/2015
Ponyo in my opinion not be the best Hayao Miyazaki movie that he did, but it's still a beautifully animated movie with it's fair shared of cuteness. The worlds that Hayao Miyazaki created had my mind blown but it's amazing and really creative imagination, and with this it dose have some of that, to be honest Ponyo didn't really stick out for me. It's a good film don't get me wrong, but to compare it to he's other masterpieces, yeah Ponyo isn't the greatest to me.
sapien - wrote on 07/29/2012
Well, I really can't believe I'm saying this, but I liked this anime movie. It was cute and had a good story.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/19/2012
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.
Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/15/2009
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 …