Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008) — Feature Length Theatrical

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CotD: A lot of choices avail­able today, but we shall go with “Gake No Ue No Ponyo” (Ponyo On The Cliff)- Miyazaki’s last fea­ture film ~

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008

Gake No Ue No Ponyo (2008) — Fea­ture Length The­atri­cal Ani­mated Film

A small town by the sea. Five-year-old Sosuke lives high on a cliff over­look­ing the Inland Sea. One morn­ing, while play­ing on the rocky beach below his house, he dis­cov­ers a gold­fish named Ponyo with her head stuck fast in a jam jar. Sosuke res­cues her and keeps her in a green plas­tic pail.

Ponyo is fas­ci­nated by Sosuke and Sosuke feels the same about Ponyo. He tells her: “Don’t worry, I’ll pro­tect you and take care of you.” But Ponyo’s father Fuji­moto– once human, now a sor­cerer who lives deep under the sea– forces her to return with him into the ocean depths. “I want to be human!”, Ponyo declares.

Deter­mined to become a lit­tle girl and make her way back to Sosuke, Ponyo escapes. But before she does it, she emp­ties the Water of Life, Fujimoto’s pre­cious store of mag­i­cal elixir, into the ocean. The sea waters rise.

Ponyo’s sis­ters are trans­formed into enor­mous fish-shaped tidal waves that climb as high as Sosuke’s house on the cliff. The chaos of the ocean world envelops Sosuke’s lit­tle town, mak­ing it sink beneath the waves.

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