Ponyo

Ponyo

Blu-ray Disc - 2008
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A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true.
Publisher: [United States] :, GKids,, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
Branch Call Number: BLU J MOVIE PON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS-HD Digital surround 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
video file,Blu-ray video,region A,rda

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1aa
Jul 06, 2019

I really liked this film; its much better than that other animated version of the Anderson story made by Disney (Little Mermaid). There is more magic, more uncertainty, less predictability, and its easier to fall under the spell of the story.

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

My husband and I saw this at a 'movie night' so we didn't have a choice in seeing it, but given different circumstances, I wouldn't have picked this film. I thought it would be cute, but it had a few moments that I found were a little much for kids. Granted I don't have kids of my own, but I think it could have been done a little better. In one scene the father informs his son and wife that he won't be able to come home as planned and the wife becomes very irate, even throwing down the dinner into the sink in anger. That scene could have been toned down somewhat. I'm not a fan of Japanese animation but I definitely prefer the "American" Disney movies. Not a lot for me to like in this film, but it was interesting to hear all the celebrity voices.

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Mooseum
Mar 06, 2019

Studio Ghibli animation is always stunning and this is no exception. The underwater scenes and especially the fish are amazing. This is a fairy tale for all ages.

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HannahMarie5080
Feb 01, 2019

Absolutely adorable movie, I will watch it many more times to come.

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Lamented_Dawn
Oct 27, 2018

Studio Ghibli for the win!
TY HAYOA MIYAZAKI

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karebou
Apr 07, 2018

HAM! HAM! HAM!
who doesn't love ponyo?? Such a charming film :)

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Nursebob
Apr 04, 2018

Despite its charming score and visual flourishes (an opening shot of billowing jellyfish floating through a sunlit sea was superb) this is the most Disneyesque, and hence my least favourite, Miyazaki creation. Unlike the childhood insights of "My Neighbour Totoro" and "Spirited Away" which examined the tiny joys and terrors of growing up in the most wonderfully imaginative ways, Ponyo’s rather flat, and at time confusing, presentation seems content to simply dole out the standard lessons in love, hope and responsibility. The timeless sense of magic we’ve come to expect from Miyazaki is missing here, replaced instead by a cuteness overload which gives the film a Saturday Morning Cartoon feel. Nevertheless, the animation remains impeccable and there are more than a few artful touches whether it be a scene of monstrous waves beneath a starlit sky or a gaggle of old ladies rediscovering their youth in an underwater meadow. Too bland for adults, too baffling for the young ones.

bubble_pai Mar 20, 2018

Not one of the best for me, but the similarity to the little mermaid concept was enough for me to dwell in and watch it. A family time movie night, is what I'll say. Love the story and the character design.

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samjenks
Feb 13, 2018

Cute Japanese children's film.

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D061145902
Aug 21, 2017

I love Miyazaki's films, but this one is too strange for my taste.

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Love_Legolas_111
Aug 07, 2013

Sosuke (over the radio to his dad at sea): "I'm taking care of everyone here, dad!" Ponyo: "HHHAAAAAAMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

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

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Lisa: I say we start with dessert and go backwards. It's been a backwards kind of day!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Ponyo: Ponyo loves Sosuke! I will be a human, too!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Sosuke: Ponyo, make the candle bigger!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Noriko: I'd let a fish lick me if it'd get me out of this wheelchair.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Ponyo: He hates humans! He keeps me in a bubble, so I swam away from home.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Lisa: So, Ponyo, what's your Dad like?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Ponyo: Ponyo wants ham!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Ponyo: Ponyo loves Sosuke!

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Brunhilde is a fish-girl who lives in an aquarium with her father Fujimoto, a wizard, in his underwater castle with numerous smaller sisters. One day, when her father takes her and her siblings on an outing in his four-flippered submarine, Brunhilde is driven by a desire to see even more of the world and floats away on the back of a jellyfish. She ends up stranded on the shore of a small fishing town and is rescued by a boy named Sōsuke, who cuts his finger in the process. She licks his wound when he picks her up, and the wound heals almost instantly. After taking a great liking to her, Sōsuke names her Ponyo and promises to protect her forever. Meanwhile, Fujimoto is looking for his daughter. Upset that she ran away, he believes the humans have now kidnapped her, and he calls his wave spirits to return Ponyo to him. After the wave spirits take Ponyo away, Sōsuke is heartbroken and goes home with his mother, Lisa, who tries to cheer him up, to no avail.

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