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Ponyo Blu-ray/DVD

3.5 star rating out of 5
4 Reviews
SKU: 826663181661

Retail Price: $29.95

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About Ponyo Blu-ray/DVD

Ponyo includes an 8-page Booklet with statements from the Director and Producer and lyrics.

A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery before Ponyo’s father, a powerful sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea. But Ponyo’s desire to be human upsets the delicate balance of nature and triggers a gigantic storm. Only Ponyo’s mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature’s balance and make Ponyo’s dreams come true.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, The Five Geniuses Who Created Ponyo, Press Conference: Theme Song Announcement , Behind the Microphone Opening Event at Hibiya Scala-Za Theatre, Interview with Hayao Miyazaki, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Theme Song Music Video, Hayao Miyazaki Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Creating Ponyo, Ponyo & Fujimoto, The Nursery, Scoring Miyazaki, Producer's Perspective: Telling the Story, The Locations of Ponyo

Details

  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese, French
  • Subtitle Language: English, French
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: ALL
  • Run Time: 103
  • Year Created: 2008
  • Release Date: 10/17/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews

1 star rating out of 5

WORST. DISNEY. DUB. EVER.

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All of the Disney dubs for the Ghibli movies have been inexcusably, excruciatingly terrible, and of these stinkers, PONYO is by far the worst. For one, they cast two talentless kids who have NO business voice acting in any film. Jonas and Cyrus? Seriously?! The rest of the voices are all wasted hopelessly and crucify their characters with their lifelessly dull, deadpan, robotic drones. Any real voice actor could do a better job. And that awful pop song at the end -- whose idea was it? It's a crying shame Streamline couldn't be around to dub these, as their dubs were always perfect and SOOOOOOOOO much better than these Disney butcheries. PONYO is also one of Ghibli's worst -- saccharine, annoying, and dull. It's only slightly less obnoxious in Japanese, but if you dare to watch this, watch IN JAPANESE ONLY. DON'T WATCH THE DUB. It's the WORST dub of all time.

5 star rating out of 5

Colorful and vibrant, although not my favorite Miyazaki.

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I can't say this is one of Miyazaki's best ones, but the watercolor look is lovely, and the music is of course, beautiful. It's more attune with MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and KIKI than the director's other films, but PONYO, despite being somewhat light in the story department, is still great fun.

Also, sorry, but this is nowhere near the "worst dub ever." On the contrary. I know what bad dubs sound like, and none of the Disney dubs have ever struck me as bad. This may be one of my least favorite dubs of theirs, but that doesn't mean it's bad. At first I found Noah Cyrus grating, but Frankie Jonas does a fine job, and the rest of the cast, particularly Tina Fey and Liam Neeson, do fine work. Only drawback -- the rap/remix at the end credits. I can agree that was a mistake. Otherwise, though, the dub's fine. PONYO's enjoyable either way, pick one version and enjoy.

3 star rating out of 5

Unwatchable in English, Only good in Japanese!

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Anyone who says the Disney dubs of Ghibli's movies are good, I respect your opinion, but you're wrong. Quite, quite wrong. Sadly, Disney has put no effort into any of them. None. The big name stars are all hopelessly talentless, and desperately fail to give any of their characters any heart. Sadly, PONYO is no exception. The voice talents here are terrible and DO NOT deserve to be commended. Seriously, DON'T believe anyone who says otherwise. Trust me, they're TERRIBLE. Cyrus and Jonas are NOT welcome in any Ghibli movie -- they should stick with their squeaky-clean bands and never be allowed to voice act again. They are simply horrible. Lastly, if any of you dub fans are reading this, I suggest you watch PONYO in Japanese or any of the other Ghibli movies in that language and watch them that way only. You will see how truly talented, perfect, and far more fitting they are for these movies and how truly atrocious the Disney dubs truly are.

5 star rating out of 5

More features than the first release makes this a must have!

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I won't get into too much detail about the movie, however, I do want to take issue with the complaints above regarding the dub not only of this movie, but the other Ghibli ones in general. These dubs are "insufferable"? Not at all. There may be a few things to nitpick, but honestly, they're nowhere near bad. Considering the variable quality of the 80's dubs by Streamline (sorry, those weren't always good), these dubs are far more polished. Big names or not, these guys do a great job with their roles, and I stand by that.

I did have a few issues with the Disney BD release of this movie, however GKids' version offers a surprising amount of new extras, about five hours in all. For that, I'd easily recommend this over the first one. And honestly, the movie is charming either dubbed or subbed. Pick one and enjoy, ignore the naysayers.