Acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) 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 daughter of the king of the ocean, Ponyo is no ordinary goldfish - she has all the magic of the sea at her disposal. But when five-year-old Sosuke befriends the spunky little fish near the seaside home he shares with his mother and father, a special connection sparks between the two children, and Ponyo becomes determined to become human. Transforming into a little girl, Ponyo shows up at Sosuke's doorstep, delighted to make herself at home with her new land-dwelling family. But having a magical fish princess walking around on dry land begins setting the mystical balance of the world off kilter, and even though the innocent love Ponyo feels for her dear friend is strong, it will take some help from the greatest powers in the ocean to make things right again.
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This movie is not without its flaws... you can tell that Hayao just went with the flow (no pun intended) with the story and I think just like in some other movies Hayao let the story evolve as he moved along production. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is a matter of taste and not all with enjoy this movie as much as others from the same creator. that being said the Blu Ray rendition is beautiful to look at and highly recommended for fans of Miyazaki!
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Ponyo will appeal to both children and adults. It features animation from Studio Ghibli and will capture your imagination.
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