Let me first start off by saying that I have been an avid fan of Studio Ghibli outings since i first set my bewildered eyes upon the majestic, moving and aweinspiring 'Spirited Away'.
Any man, woman and child will no doubt fall in love with Hiyao Miyazaki's creations. There is something etheral, innocent and beautiful about Miyazaki's animation, it is comparable to none.
And so, one cannot imagine the joy i felt when i had Ponyo delivered to me by Play.Com! I set about watching it straight away with my 3 year old son. And he was immediatly taken to Ponyo's world, as was I! The animation was stunning. A visual feast. Sumptous and dazzling to behold. Soonafter, my son wanted to watch it again! 'Ponyo' he cried! The story is so beautifully translated onto the screen. It is Miyazaki's translation of the 'Little Mermaid' story. But it is so much more than that too. I found Ponyo's father, the rock star alike 'Fujimoto' to be very funny indeed! And the voices were expertly forwarded onto screen by the likes of Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett and Tina Fey who is terrific as Ponyo's friend, Susoke's mother.
To say this film is amazing would be an understatement. My one advice to readers would be to buy Ponyo ASAP! Ponyo was my first order from Play.com and i am truly surprised and satisfied as to how quickly i received my order. I am also awaiting Howls Moving Castle, which in my opinion is a masterpiece, and my favourite animated movie since Pinocchio!
All in all, Ponyo takes you back to your childhood and a time of innocence. Please dont take my word for it - BUY IT NOW AND WATCH IT!! MAKE IT A PRIORITY!! I ordered the 2 disc edition at a very bargain price from Play.com. I have been to other outlets and seen the ridiculous prices that some of Studio Ghibli's movies are retailing for. So it is an absolute bargain here. I am very pleased with my purchase and shall treasure it for years to come!
I hope you have found my review helpful, thanks!