From Disney’s Studio Ghibli and from the mind of Academy Award winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki comes this very charming little story that’s inspired by the “Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen.
While not as impressive or as breathtaking as “Spirited Away,” Ponyo is Miyazaki at his best. We rank this movie up there with some of our favorite like “Kiki’s Delivery Service” or “Howl’s Moving Castle.”
This is animation so good that you won’t care about the celebrity voices but rather enjoy the story of a little boy and a little goldfish that form a bond so strong they are willing to go through nature itself to preserve. It’s touching and at the same time lighthearted entertainment people of all ages can enjoy.
Forget the DVD version included in the pack, this movie was best watched on a Blu-ray format for its gorgeous and rare handpainted animation.