G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.
The seaside village where the story takes place is inspired by the town of Tomonoura in Setonaikai National Park in Japan where Hayao Miyazaki stayed in 2005.
That was weird.
In the English Dub, shortly after Ponyo is taken back to the ocean, Ponyo's father Fujimoto calls her Ponyo before she mentions the name and yet is still surprised when she demands to be called it.
The Japanese theatrical release had the Toho logo at the start of the movie (Toho was the distributor for this release). The U.S. theatrical release removes the Toho logo and replaces it with the 2006 Disney logo, followed by the Studio Ghibli logo. All other international theatrical versions have the film simply beginning with the Studio Ghibli logo.
JPY 1,034,459,534 (Japan) (20 July 2008)
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