• Released
  • August 14, 2009
  • G , 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Animated
  • 356 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A young goldfish (Noah Cyrus) embarks on a quest to become human.

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Critic Ratings

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
One of Miyazaki's most kid-accessible movies, but still an unnerving film.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

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It is a work of great fantasy and charm that will delight children ages 3 to 100.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Don't tell Walt Disney, but Hayao Miyazaki really holds the keys to the magic kingdom.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is a word to describe Ponyo, and that word is magical. This poetic, visually breathtaking work by the greatest of all animators has...
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90

Wall Street Journal

If the plot of Ponyo is small as a minnow, its themes--the relationship between parent and child, between the young and the elderly,...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
You watch a Miyazaki film with the pie-eyed, gape-mouthed awe of a child being read the most fantastic story and suddenly transported to...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Miyazaki creates fascinating, fluid and whimsical scenarios.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A movie loaded with strange delights.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Trippy in the right way, and wholly enchanting.
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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.
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