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.
Did You Know?
The song that Marco (Porco) is listening to on the radio in the beginning is "Le Temps des cerises" ("Sakuranbo no Minoru Koro" in the original soundtrack), which is the song Gina will sing in a later scene. See more
When Porco sees all those planes that were shot down through out the First World War, there was one plane RFC plane called a Sopwith Elephant and only built and it never entered service during the war because of it's weight and faulty air frame. See more
If you run away, I'll tell everyone you're chicken!
Chicken, pig, what's the difference?
Apart from the title, there are no opening credits. 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