Ponyo

Critic Score

92%

User Score

83%
In theaters Aug 14, 2009
G, 1 hr. 41 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: 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
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Rated: G
Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Theater Release: Aug 14, 2009
DVD Release: Mar 02, 2010

Cast

Kurt Knutsson

The Newscaster, The ...
Hiroki Doi

Sosuke
George Tokoro

Fujimoto
Jenessa Rose

Kumiko (English Vers...
Yuki Amami

Granmammare

Critic Reviews

Consensus: While not Miyazaki's best film, Ponyo is a visually stunning fairy tale that's a sweetly poetic treat for children of all ages.
  • Even when the film feels murky, Miyazaki's painterly eye keeps things afloat More...
  • We're drawn under the waves of the sea to a hidden enclave of neon-hued aqualife more vibrant, surreal and enchanting than any of the floating 3D whatsits in 'Avatar'. More...
  • Children will love this. It's classic Miyazaki. More...
  • One of the anime master's weaker efforts. More...
  • Ponyo hasn't changed my mind about Miyazaki. But I'm willing to accept and enjoy this little window into the dream life of fish. More...
  • I liked that it wasn't bound by the conventions of normal storytelling and I loved seeing a film that is just hand drawn animation. More...
  • I was, I'm afraid, a little lost at times. More...
  • Trippy in the right way, and wholly enchanting. More...
  • This exquisite pastel-colored, eye-popping example of hand-drawn animation is still very Japanese, aimed most specifically at children around the world -- but with a storytelling sophistication that adults will savor. More...
  • Miyazaki's artwork can be lovely -- and the delicate, watery colors of Ponyo are particularly well done -- but he's still a slave to the genre's peculiar traditions. More...

User Reviews

  • Welcome To A World Where Anything Is Possible. Great Animated Film! The film is simultaneously stunning in its beauty and endearing in its...
  • 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...
  • A cute, magical, and visually enthralling 'The Little Mermaid'-esque fairy tale from the master himself, Hayao Miyazaki. A sweet and invigorating ride...
  • For American animated movies, the forefront of this genre is obviously Pixar. The studio manages to attract children and adults with its great...
  • Beautiful, imaginative and utterly adorable.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...