Sunday, March 28, 2010


Usually, Miyazaki does animated films based off of his own ideas. However, Ponyo is more or less inspired by The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.

A goldfish who secretly runs away from her father (who is human-ish, don't ask) gets rescued from a jar in a polluted shore by a 5-year-old boy named Sosuke (Soe-skay). Sosuke likes his new pet and names her Ponyo. Ponyo is then taken back to the depths by her father. Through the most epic use of magic, Ponyo then turns in to a real girl and goes back to Sosuke. That's all you need to know.

As is usual with Miyazaki films, the animation is stunning. The characters are fun and it's a great story. I watched the Japanese dub, so I don't know how well the American actors are, like Liam Neeson and Matt Damon to name a few.

It's a Miyazaki film, freakin' watch it.

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