Hayao Miyazaki might be the king of Fantasy genre. It is fascinating how his mind works. I wish I could live in his imagination. The world he created in this movie is pure innocent, and I love that. In this movie, the world is not black and white. It's always white and that's a good thing. The story is not epic, instead we get a simple lovely story. Visually, Ponyo wowed me in the same way Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky did to me. The fantasy world in Ponyo is breathtaking. I had no intention to watch Ponyo, but I gave it a try. Well, in the end, I fell in love with it.
For an older viewer this film captured my attention and admiration. I loved the animation and art style and adored the small scenes we get that show us personality and the uniqueness of each character, as with all Miyazaki films.
For younger viewers this film is captivating by the vibrant colours, amazingly animated moving sea and fish, children's expressive faces and fun dialogue.
My favorite Myazaki