Friday, May 20, 2011

Family Flick: Ponyo

Gotta love that Netflix instant feature!  We recently spent quality family time watching Ponyo, a Japanese fantasy film by the renowned Hayao Miyazaki (you may have heard of Spirited Away).  Ponyo is a goldfish princess who befriends a boy and decides she wants to become human.

The movie is rated G, but our 18 year old college boy (and his friend) sat through the whole show with us--such a rarity, and not just because he's usually away at school!  Miyazaki's animation is charming and intelligent.  Although I consider the ending a bit weak, the overall story is engaging, especially for a G-rated movie.  Also, the voice talents did a great job; this English language version was not filled with woodenly dubbed dialogue.

Here's the official trailer:

1 comment:

Mom/Mimi said...

Can't wait to see Ponyo especially after your strong endorsement!.
PS thanks for the email address.