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Still shot from the movie: Ponyo.


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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 14 Aug 2009
Video Release: 02 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: G
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Ponyo is rated G:

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson
Studio: 2009 Walt Disney Company
Website: Official site for Ponyo.

Detailed Review

Like Director Hayao Miyazaki’s previous works (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle), Ponyo is a fantastical voyage full of magical characters, classical music scores… 
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Why Is Ponyo Rated G?

In his underwater kingdom, Ponyo’s father keeps a balance in nature by using special, magical… 
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Talk It Over

On several occasions, Ponyo’s father tells his children to show respect for him. How can… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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