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thumbnail Ponyo (2009, Japan)

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Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Jôji Tokoro, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yûki Amami

Genre: Animation

Duration: 103 mins

Rated: G

Summary: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an ocean-side cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father’s magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo’s father sends the ocean’s mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo’s dreams of becoming human.

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thumbnail $9.99 (2009, Australia)

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Director: Tatia Rosenthal

Starring: Tom Budge, Joel Edgerton, Leon Ford, Samuel Johnson, Claudia Karvan

Genre: Animation

Duration: 74 mins

Rated: ?

Summary: Have you ever wondered “What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?” The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach. You’ll find it in a small yet amazing booklet which will explain in easy to follow, simple terms, your reason for being. The booklet could be yours for a mere $9.99.This publication alters the life of the unemployed 28 year old who still lives at home, Dave Peck. In his struggle to share his find with the world, Dave’s surreal path crosses with those of his unusual neighbours from an old man and his disgruntled guardian angel, a magician in debt, to a broken-hearted man who befriends a group of hard partying two inch tall students…their stories are interwoven together examining the post-modern meaning of hope.

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