In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. Written by
Did You Know?
It was originally planned as a thirty to forty-five minute in-flight movie for Japan Airlines. Director Hayao Miyazaki
eventually expanded it into a feature length production. See more
(at around 54 mins) When Porco is in the pub, there is a Shell logo on the outside wall. That logo was used from 1971 to 1995. See more
If you make money from war, you're scum. If you can't make money from bounty hunting, you're an idiot!
Series of pen and ink drawings depicting adventures and early accidents in aviation are shown during the end titles. They are all populated by humanoid pigs, just like Porco. See more
Referenced in Shirobako: Exodus Christmas
Sakuranbo no Minoru Koro
(Le Temps des Cerises)
Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Performed by Tokiko Katô See more