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Ponyo (Gake no ue no Ponyo)

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

"Ponyo" is a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" in which a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo seeks to become human.

Cast

  • Tomoko Yamaguchi
  • Kazushige Nagashima
  • Yûki Amami
  • George Tokoro
  • Yuria Nara
  • Hiroki Doi
  • Rumi Hiiragi
  • Akiko Yano
  • Kazuko Yoshiyuki
  • Tomoko Naraoka

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The opening twelve seconds, involving vast schools of fish and undersea creatures, required 1,613 pages of conceptual sketches to develop.
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Goofs

  • In the English Dub, shortly after Ponyo is taken back to the ocean, Ponyo's father Fujimoto calls her Ponyo before she mentions the name and yet is still surprised when she demands to be called it.

Quotes

    • Ponyo: Ponyo loves Sosuke!
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Metacritic

100

There is a word to describe Ponyo, and that word is magical. This poetic, visually breathtaking work by the greatest of all animators has such deep charm that adults and children will both be touched.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

One of Miyazaki's most kid-accessible movies, but still an unnerving film.

Metacritic review by Peter Hartlaub
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle