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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://kotaku.com/why-studio-ghibli-didnt-make-ponyo-2-1783958478 Miyazaki wanted to do a sequel to the film]], however Ghibli [[ExecutiveMeddling producer Toshio Suzuki didn't want a sequel and suggested he do a film based off of famed plane engineer and designer Jiro Horikoshi instead]], which he wasn't initially keen on at first, but eventually got behind it. While this did lead to the critically acclaimed ''Anime/TheWindRises'', one can't help but wonder what would a ''Ponyo'' sequel could have look liked.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://kotaku.com/why-studio-ghibli-didnt-make-ponyo-2-1783958478 Miyazaki wanted to do a sequel to the film]], however Ghibli [[ExecutiveMeddling producer Toshio Suzuki didn't want a sequel and suggested he do a film based off of famed plane engineer and designer Jiro Horikoshi instead]], which he wasn't initially keen on at first, but eventually got behind it. While this did lead to the critically acclaimed ''Anime/TheWindRises'', one can't help but wonder what would a ''Ponyo'' sequel could have look liked.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://kotaku.com/why-studio-ghibli-didnt-make-ponyo-2-1783958478 Miyazaki wanted to do a sequel to the film]], however his [[ExecutiveMeddling producer didn't want it and suggested he do a film based off of famed engineer and designer Jiro Horikoshi instead]], which he wasn't initially keen on at first, but eventually got behind it. While this did lead to the critically acclaimed ''Anime/TheWindRises'', one can't help but wonder what would a Ponyo sequel could have look liked.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://kotaku.com/why-studio-ghibli-didnt-make-ponyo-2-1783958478 Miyazaki wanted to do a sequel to the film]], however his Ghibli [[ExecutiveMeddling producer Toshio Suzuki didn't want it a sequel and suggested he do a film based off of famed plane engineer and designer Jiro Horikoshi instead]], which he wasn't initially keen on at first, but eventually got behind it. While this did lead to the critically acclaimed ''Anime/TheWindRises'', one can't help but wonder what would a Ponyo ''Ponyo'' sequel could have look liked.


* WrittenForMyKids: A sad variant; as noted in RealitySubtext above, Miyazaki wrote the film with his own estranged son in mind.

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* WrittenForMyKids: A sad variant; as noted in RealitySubtext above, Miyazaki wrote the film with his own estranged son in mind.mind.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[https://kotaku.com/why-studio-ghibli-didnt-make-ponyo-2-1783958478 Miyazaki wanted to do a sequel to the film]], however his [[ExecutiveMeddling producer didn't want it and suggested he do a film based off of famed engineer and designer Jiro Horikoshi instead]], which he wasn't initially keen on at first, but eventually got behind it. While this did lead to the critically acclaimed ''Anime/TheWindRises'', one can't help but wonder what would a Ponyo sequel could have look liked.


* SoMyKidsCanWatch: For the English dub, Megan Marshall, the daughter of the English version's executive producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, suggested that Frankie Jonas and Noah Cyrus should play Sosuke and Ponyo, respectively.

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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: For the English dub, Megan Marshall, the daughter of the English version's executive producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, suggested that Frankie Jonas and Noah Cyrus should play Sosuke and Ponyo, respectively.respectively.
* WrittenForMyKids: A sad variant; as noted in RealitySubtext above, Miyazaki wrote the film with his own estranged son in mind.


** While Disney has always been able to find a few famous actors to do the English dubs of Ghibli films and ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', this movie seriously takes the cake. With a cast including Creator/MattDamon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/BettyWhite, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Cloris Leachman.

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** While Disney has always been able to find a few famous actors to do the English dubs of Ghibli films and ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', this movie seriously takes the cake. With a cast including Creator/MattDamon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/BettyWhite, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Cloris Leachman.Creator/ClorisLeachman.


** While Disney has always been able to find a few famous actors to do the English dubs of Ghibli films and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', this movie seriously takes the cake. With a cast including Creator/MattDamon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/BettyWhite, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Cloris Leachman.

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** While Disney has always been able to find a few famous actors to do the English dubs of Ghibli films and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', this movie seriously takes the cake. With a cast including Creator/MattDamon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/BettyWhite, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Cloris Leachman.


** As with all Ghibli films since 1997, several famous actors and comedians provide several roles in the film, such as Tomoko Yamaguchi, George Tokoro, Kazushige Nagashima, Yuki Amami, Tomoko Naraoka, and Kazuko Yoshiyuki.

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** As with all Ghibli films since 1997, several famous actors and comedians provide several roles in the film, such as Tomoko Yamaguchi, George Tokoro, Kazushige Nagashima, Yuki Amami, Tomoko Naraoka, and Kazuko Yoshiyuki. Rumi Hiiragi, who voiced Chihiro in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', voices the young mother.


* RealLifeRelative: Creator/JoeHisaishi's daughter Mai sings vocals on several cues of the film's score. Mai even sang the image song "Rondo of the House of Sunflowers".

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* RealLifeRelative: Creator/JoeHisaishi's Music/JoeHisaishi's daughter Mai sings vocals on several cues of the film's score. Mai even sang the image song "Rondo of the House of Sunflowers".


* RetroactiveRecognition: The English dub, for fans of Noah Cyrus' later pop music career.


* RetroactiveRecognition: The English dub, for fans of Noah Cyrus' later pop music career (she plays Ponyo).

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The English dub, for fans of Noah Cyrus' later pop music career (she plays Ponyo). career.


* SoMyKidsCanWatch: For the English dub, Megan Marshall, the daughter of the English version's executive producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, suggested that Frankie Jonas and Norah Cyrus should play Sosuke and Ponyo, respectively.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The English dub, for fans of Noah Cyrus' later pop music career (she plays Ponyo).
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: For the English dub, Megan Marshall, the daughter of the English version's executive producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, suggested that Frankie Jonas and Norah Noah Cyrus should play Sosuke and Ponyo, respectively.


* AscendedFanboy: Fujimoto's English VA Creator/LiamNeeson was familiar with Miyazaki's works before he was cast.
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* AscendedFanboy: Fujimoto's English VA Creator/LiamNeeson was familiar with Miyazaki's works before he was cast.
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* PromotedFanboy: Fujimoto's English VA Creator/LiamNeeson was familiar with Miyazaki's works before he was cast.


* AscendedFanboy: Fujimoto's English VA Creator/LiamNeeson was familiar with Miyazaki's works before he was cast.



** While Disney has always been able to find a few famous actors to do the English dubs of Ghibli films and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', this movie seriously takes the cake. With a cast including: Creator/MattDamon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/BettyWhite, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Cloris Leachman.

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** While Disney has always been able to find a few famous actors to do the English dubs of Ghibli films and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', this movie seriously takes the cake. With a cast including: including Creator/MattDamon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/BettyWhite, Creator/LilyTomlin, and Cloris Leachman.Leachman.
* ApprovalOfGod: Creator/HayaoMiyazaki was impressed by the film's English dub.
* ChildrenVoicingChildren: Ponyo and Sosuke are voiced by actual young children.



* RealitySubtext: Miyazaki made ''Ponyo'' as a means of trying to reconcile with his estranged son (the one who directed ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea''). Throughout the film Sosuke and his father are separated.
* RealLifeRelative: Creator/JoeHisaishi's daughter Mai sings vocals on several cues of the film's score. Mai even sung the image song "Rondo of the House of Sunflowers".

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* RealitySubtext: Miyazaki made ''Ponyo'' as a means of trying to reconcile with his estranged son (the one who directed ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea''). Throughout the film film, Sosuke and his father are separated.
* RealLifeRelative: Creator/JoeHisaishi's daughter Mai sings vocals on several cues of the film's score. Mai even sung sang the image song "Rondo of the House of Sunflowers".Sunflowers".
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: For the English dub, Megan Marshall, the daughter of the English version's executive producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, suggested that Frankie Jonas and Norah Cyrus should play Sosuke and Ponyo, respectively.


* DoingItForTheArt: Pretty much a given with [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] films, but impressive even by his standards. Hand-drawn animation, folks.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Pretty much a given with [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] films, but impressive even by his standards. Hand-drawn animation, folks.standards--no CGI was used during this film, at ''all''.

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