WMG: Penelope

Penelope wants to be a live-action Hayao Miyazaki movie
(The Film of the Book, anyway, I haven't read the book) The setting is very colorful and of an uncertain time/place while the main characters fit some of Miyazaki's archetypes to a tee:
  • Penelope = Porco Russo: Cursed with a pig's appearance until they feel better about themselves. Later becomes independent like Kiki.
  • Reese Witherspoon's character = Ursula: Free-spirit type who helps the girl who's trying to be independent.
  • Penelope's mom = Yubaba: Mama Bear who locks her odd-looking child in amazing room to protect them from the outside world.
  • The "witch" who cursed Penelope = Zeniba: placed curses to teach a lesson.
The only problem is Max/Jack who really doesn't fit Miyazaki's hero protagonist type.

Penelope takes place in the same universe as Babe and Pushing Daisies
A Retro Universe with a colorful city with mismatched architecture where the Mundane Fantastic happens all the time.


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