Visually one of the mostnamazing animation seen. Good story too
Kids loved this one, and it is a real immersion for the imagination. The only thing I would say is that there was some artistic license used to wrap up the story.
Granddaughter adored Ponyo
One of Miyazaki's weaker offerings, with the same tired theme of nature's harmony in question and a storyline that feels rambling and incomplete.
Kids Loved it!! Really Good movie
Did not enjoy at all. Apart from the movie jumping all over the place.
Wonderful piece of animated work, maybe not as splendid as Spirited Away, but fairly close. A memorable tale with brilliant characters, and colorful backgrounds! Definitely a joy to watch, perfect for the family.
Our kids couldn't get enough of Ponyo!
What a wonderful movie - beloved by all the family.
Loved this film! Full of interesting characters, beautiful imagery and wild imagination!
Such a sweet and clever film! This will delight imaginative people of all ages.
Kids flick, but still enjoyable.
I'm not a fan of Studio Gibli films, while my partner is.
But I have to admit this film was cute.
Watched this movie first time at dendy Newtown. Pretty good!!!
Wanted to watch it again and again :)
My children loved this movie so much I will need to buy it.
It really captured their imagination - would recommend for 6+.
Cute movie. Kids enjoyed it too.
excellent movie, kids loved it
No surprises that I start this review by complimenting the beautiful artwork in Ponyo. The sea life and environments look really nice. The story does lack great depth, but makes up for it by being a little different and quirky. The voice acting (in the English version) was solid for the most part - the kids were average, but Tina Fey and Liam Neeson really stood out. Certainly enjoyable for adults and kids alike. If you're a fan of Miyazaki's previous works, it'd be hard not to like this one as well.
Another enjoyable Studio Ghibli animation about a child befriending an odd creature who represents the natural order which is invariably out of balance. 3.5
Highly imaginative and crazy story but beautifully told and artistically stunning.
Charming, OK in its way, but too similar to other stories of the same ilk. The English subtitles bear little relationship to the cutesy Yank voice-over
could not watch it as it kept stopping.
This is an example of when Disney sometimes makes something crap. Nowhere near as good as Ghbli's previous accomplishments. Check out ANY of their other movies before you see this one. Weak characters and execution. So disappointing!
Amazing to look at -- all the colors -- and as trippy as ever, in true Miyazaki style. But the story lacks the depth or resonance of other Studio Ghibli fare -- perhaps things are over-simplified for a slightly younger set? Possibly just a little too cute......
My children absolutely loved this movie. They didn't want me to return it. It is beautifully made
Ponyo is the best Hayao Miyazaki movie I've seen and that is a huge feat as all Miyazaki's movies are incredible stories with so much heart with valuable lessons in the plots. Miyazaki has a gift of capturing the beauty in the world and making kids see the beauty in the most unlikely places. Highly recommended, once you see it you will want to hunt down all his other movies.
As always with Miyazaki, lovely stuff.
As already commented on in other reviews, it is more for kids than some of his other works, but that didn't interfere with my thorough involvement in the film (seen it twice now on the big screen). As with Spirited Away, Miyazaki manages to slip in a message about humans rubbishing their world without sermonising or interrupting the narrative.
The art is wonderful, contrasting the smooth shiny look of the water scenes with an almost pastel and watercolour look of Sosuke's house and surrounds.
Good narrative supported by Miyazaki's usual brilliant creation of the world of the story. The scene with the fish/waves following the car is truly memorable.
I wish Hayao Miyazaki and studio Ghibli had been around when I was a kid.
Ponyo is a really great childs film and l found that a few adults really thought it was a nice film too. : ]
If you like other studio Ghibli animations you will like this. I do think Ponyo is aimed more at kids than the other animations but that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy this. I really enjoyed it. The DVD has both English and Japanese voice for those that what to know. Recommended with 4 stars from me.
Just amazing, just not for children whole family can watch this film and still love it. the voice acting and animation make this film amazing. this movie starts off really good but by the third act its amazing.