Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ) (2008)

dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Stunning hand drawn animation. Lots of visual similarities with PORCO ROSSO (1992), with the seaside town, and the beautiful aircraft and ships. I always think the end of the world plot line is too much, but it all comes to gather in the end. I love how the mother gets drunk and falls asleep on the carpet when the father is stuck out at sea. After SPIRITED AWAY (1995), and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2004), this film might have the most delicious looking animated food? Craving ramen and ham right now, maybe with a can of Sapporo. 

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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