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: