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Overall A-

Director Hayao Miyazaki uses his famous Japanese anime style to bring this tale to life. Ponyo is a mermaid-like creature who wants to be human. When she swims away from her watery home, she is befriended by a young boy willing to help her realize her dream.

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use B-

Why is Ponyo rated G?

Official MPAA Rating: Ponyo is rated G for

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In his underwater kingdom, Ponyo’s father keeps a balance in nature by using special, magical potions he brews and then metes out according to need. When these potions are mistakenly released into the ocean, they cause severe storms, flooding, and giant waves as well as disrupting the moon’s magnetic pull on the Earth. A young creature is almost hit by a boat. A character is caught in a bottle and washed up near the shore. A woman drinks a beer to console herself after a brief marital spat. A character drives erratically and dangerously on a narrow winding road. A father expresses his disappointment with his children.