Ponyo

• 22 October 2010























Have you and your kids watched the Japanese film "Ponyo" yet? If not, consider adding it to your Netflix queue asap. Director Hayao Miyazaki created a visual masterpiece that I find a delightful change from the average {American} Disney flick. My kids were 100% enamored with this adorable film and I confess that I enjoyed it as well! Perhaps a family movie night is on the docket for this weekend?

View the trailer here.

13 comments:

  1. That's one of my son Creed's favorite movies. He has the theme song on my I-pod and I have heard it about one zillion times! Have you seen My Neighbor Totoro? It's our favorite Miyazaki. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it!

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  2. We just watched this for our family movie night and my girls (4 and 5) loved it! We loved the whimsy and imagination. :)

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  3. Its fantastic. My 8 and 10 year old were mesmerised at the cinema and watched it again on dvd at home. I like the fact that "normal" family emotions are portrayed.

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  4. My son Hugo adores this movie! Target has it for sale along with two other titles.

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  5. H. Miyazaki's movies appeal to everyone. I first saw Nausicaa (subtitled) with my girls years ago at the Museum of the Moving Image in a theater full of young children. Not a peep throughout and I'm sure most of the kids couldn't yet read.

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  6. haven't seen it....yet! will do so very soon!

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  7. This was one of the most enjoyable cartoons our family has seen in a long time. Great adaptation of the Little Mermaid (better, in my opinion)!

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  8. It's available on Netflix for instant streaming. We've already watched it twice.

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  9. "Spirited Away" is really wonderful too but NOT for young ones. I watched with my teenager not too long ago and was pleased to see him get pulled into the story despite the lack of special effects, fast cars, and pretty girls. Miyazaki is a masterful story teller. Consider "Spirited Away" when it's just grown-ups.

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  10. we just watched this a couple of weeks ago, too. darling!

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  11. ditto on "MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO".
    So good!

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  12. LOVE Mr. Miyazaki's work. LOVE. I have to confess to cheating a bit...but we have a (most likely) bootleg version from Canada...but, my dear, it comes with CANTONESE. I can't tell you how hard it is to find OFFICIAL Cantonese dubs for my favorite cartoons!

    And my children love Ponyo, English or Chinese. *grin*

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  13. Wow! Just discovered Ponyo...and as we were watching i had a vague memory that you had posted about it a while ago. Loving it! Can't wait to hear about your euro trip - too cool! xoxo

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