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Ponyo (Studio Ghibli Collection) (2 Discs)

Featuring: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon & Tina Fey

Format: DVD | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

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  Great film.

| | See all kauizy's reviews (1)

Nice storyline just started getting into anime recently and this a touching film to watch. Would really recommend watching it.

  Brilliant Ponyo is a miracle of a film!

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Hi all!

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!

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  Ghibli At Their Best

| | See all Woody2007's reviews (75)

Another perfect film from Studio Ghibli, like previous reviews have said it does give you a warm feeling inside, its like Totoro in that you just want to watch it again and again. A magical tale of a fish who gets turned human to make friends with a boy named sosuke, who must look after her. Suitable for kids and big kids. Its definately up there with some of Studio Ghiblis best films like Spirited Away, and for a 2 dvd version this is a very good price.


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Absolutely brilliant. Kids enjoyed, I enjoyed it. The only way I can describe it is that its a film that makes you feel very warm and cosy. To watch it again and again just like Totoro movie. also brilliant.


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I love this film, and although it is not quite as good as My Neighbour Totoro" is iss full of the ussual Ghibli Charm and entirely kids friendly

  Fantastic as I would expect from Studio Ghibli.

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Love Studio Ghibli this was the film that actually got me into Ghibli films, love this films its really funny and amazing.


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As soon as i saw the trailer for Ponyo, i really wanted to see it. I was lucky enough to see it in the cinema and the hand drawn animation was amazing on the big screen. I absolutely love Ponyo it is such a cute animation. If your a fan of Pixar/Disney like me and want to see this, its definitely worth watching but expect something a little different because its not anything like Pixar. I think its a brilliant animation that can be enjoyed by all ages. Noah and Frankie do a great job of voiceing Ponyo and Sosuke. I might well be the only one but i wasn't that into Spirted Away and didn't like it as much as Ponyo. Besides Spirted Away and Ponyo i have not yet seen any other Hayao Miyazaki films but i'd like to watch them. His work is very good.

  Loved it- perfect for young children!

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I was delighted to receive Ponyo today, on its first day of release! I just watched it with my 5 year old daughter and she watched it fascinated all the way through, and straight after said "Again!" (unfortunately for her it was bedtime though...!) The visuals are stunning, truly beautiful artwork, taking your breath away again and again with so many visual surprises and a rich soundtrack accompanying it, operatic at times. The plot is simple and child-like- those few reviewers who have said it's not as good as some of his other plots, like Howls Moving Castle or Princess Mononoke etc, they're right- but that's not the point. My daughter is way too young to appreciate a Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away, but she loved Totoro and now loves this too. Comparisons aren't necessary, they're such different films.

Ponyo will delight children and any adult who wants to enter the world of children too... a world where no-one is surprised by a fish having a human face (except the one doubting old lady!)... and little boys get to be brave heroes on their own for a night!