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Hayao Miyazaki

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea


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.

  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Main Cast: George Tokoro, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Kazushige Nagashima
  • Soundtrack: Joe Hisaishi
  • Cinematography: Atsushi Okui
  • Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki

Original title in Japan is Gake no ue no Ponyo.

  • Cinema Premiere: August 14, 2009

What do the critics think?


4 reviews of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)

  • 1. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    Miyazaki takes on H. C. Andersen's classic fairy tale about the little mermaid who wants to be human, and as usual, he treats the original story with a great deal of creative freedom - and with equal liberty in relation to Disney's kind and melodious version from 1989. - Malena Janson

    Swedish: svd.se »

  • 2. Expressen
    8 / 10

    Perplexed, we look back and realize that it is definitely time for Walt Disney to move on. It is namely a 68-year-old from the land of the rising sun who holds the keys to the kingdom of magic. And you will become a better person if you enter there. Guaranteed. - Mats Bråstedt

    Swedish: expressen.se »

  • 3. Moviezine
    6 / 10

    I can wholeheartedly recommend "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" as high-quality entertainment for families with children, but this time I'm not convinced that it holds up well outside the enclosure. - Oskar Möller

    Swedish: moviezine.se »

  • 4. Nöjesguiden
    5 / 10

    It's not as good as it usually is. His worst movie. - Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli

    Swedish: ng.se »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea has earned a total of 204 171 810 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).