Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

Alt titles: Gake no Ue no Ponyo

Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
4.149 out of 5 from 11,125 votes
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Ponyo is a goldfish who lives in the sea, and has an over-protective magician for a father. Soon Ponyo runs away from home and is rescued by a five-year-old boy named Sosuke. As she wants nothing more than to understand what it's like to be a human being, Ponyo uses magic to transform into a human girl, and the two begin to form a special bond. However, this magic results in drastic consequences, and one final test stands in Ponyo's way before she can truly be human. Can Ponyo fulfill her dream, or is she destined to return to the sea?

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Aug 14, 2009
Score: 8.5/10

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After several movies from Hayao Miyazaki that have been both narratively and visually complex, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea feels like a return to "classic" form. The film is simpler both in its plot and animation style, having more in common with My Neighbor Totoro than any of the great... read more

mzinna's avatar by mzinna on Apr 29, 2011
Score: 8.3/10

Not as in depth and imaginative as others by Miyazaki but still good.................................................................................................................................................................. read more

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