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Ponyo (2008)

Gake no ue no Ponyo (original title)
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A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Director:

Hayao Miyazaki

Writer:

Hayao Miyazaki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomoko Yamaguchi Tomoko Yamaguchi ... Risa (voice)
Kazushige Nagashima Kazushige Nagashima ... Kôichi (voice)
Yûki Amami Yûki Amami ... Granmamare (voice)
George Tokoro George Tokoro ... Fujimoto (voice)
Yuria Nara Yuria Nara ... Ponyo (voice)
Hiroki Doi Hiroki Doi ... Sôsuke (voice)
Rumi Hiiragi ... Fujin (voice)
Akiko Yano Akiko Yano ... Ponyo no imôto-tachi (voice)
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Toki (voice)
Tomoko Naraoka Tomoko Naraoka ... Yoshie (voice)
Shin'ichi Hatori Shin'ichi Hatori ... The Newscaster (voice)
Tokie Hidari Tokie Hidari ... Kayo (voice)
Eimi Hiraoka Eimi Hiraoka ... Kumiko (voice)
Nozomi Ohashi Nozomi Ohashi ... Karen (voice)
Akihiko Ishizumi Akihiko Ishizumi ... (voice)
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Storyline

The son of a sailor, 5-year-old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human. Written by The Massie Twins

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Welcome To A World Where Anything Is Possible.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ponyo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 1,034,459,534 (Japan), 20 July 2008

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,585,852, 16 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,090,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,312,667
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX (as Dolby Digital Surround EX)| DTS-ES (6.1 channels)| Dolby Digital (English-language version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2009, the film's U.S. gross (fifteen million dollars) set a record for a Disney/Ghibli production. Only five other animé films have grossed more in the U.S., three of them being Pokémon films, the fourth Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie - Pyramid of Light (2004), and the fifth Arrietty (2010) (another Disney/Ghibli production). See more »

Quotes

Sosuke: Mom! Ponyo came back, and she's a little girl now!
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Alternate Versions

The English dubbed version adds the Walt Disney Pictures logo to the start and end of the film. See more »

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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Gake no ue no Ponyo
(Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
Lyrics by Katsuya Kondô & Hayao Miyazaki
Composed by Joe Hisaishi
Arranged by Joe Hisaishi
Japanese version performed by Takaaki Fujioka (as Fujioka) Naoya Fujimaki (as Fujimaki) & Nozomi Ohashi
English version performed by Noah Cyrus (as Noah Cyrus) & Frankie Jonas
Courtesy of Yamaha Music Communications
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Gake no Ue no Ponyo
15 October 2008 | by eva_luke2003See all my reviews

I have recently watched this film, and have decided to comment on it.

the best way to watch this film is to not expect what you have seen in the past by Miyazaki. Miyazaki is well known for his work on on Spirited away and Howl's moving castle. well for western viewers anyway. both of them films were kind of similar to each other but at the same time completely different. However Ponyo is a whole different type of story and animation all together.

The story follows "Ponyo" a fish that has the face a girl. After Ponyo runs away from her home at the bottom of the sea, she find a whole new world she never knew was out there, and new trouble as well, when she almost caught by a fishing boat, she was rescued by a five year old boy known as Sousuke.

the story then follows the two of them and the pure friendship between a boy and a fish. can Ponyo really stay with Sousuke forever ?

I feel the movie was inspired by "The little mermaid" and at the same time similar to "Tonari no Totoro"

the movie is very short and you have very little time to learn about the characters in this movie. But the Characters a fish and a little boy so how much are you expecting to learn about them? the film is set over about what seems to be 3 days, I think this is why the movie is so short.

I really enjoyed watching this movie and I hope you all enjoy this movie as well


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