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

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 512

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 189

Theatrical Release Date: 08/14/2009

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/02/2010

Language: Japanese

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.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 08/04/2021

"Ponyo" stays true to Miyazaki's sense of childlike awe and wonder. It isn't his deepest and certainly not his darkest, but this whimsical fable about friendship is a delight.

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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.

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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.

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Ponyo Another Miyazaki Masterpiece

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 …

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 2010-02-02 08:53

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.

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