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Porco Rosso (1992)

  • Starring: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Language(s): English, Japanese
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 93 min.

These FREE screenings are part of MOXIE FLIX, a monthly series focusing on essential films for kids to see before they turn 13.

Film Synopsis: In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

A thorough, spoiler-filled Parent’s Guide can be found here.

Made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

"Animator/fabulist Hayao Miyazaki pays homage to Hollywood's wartime adventure films in this masterwork built around the adventures of a high-flying pig."
- Robert Pardi, TV Guide
"Not only does this rank among Miyazaki’s finest achievements, it reflects his personal love of aviation, his political concerns and his fullest expression to date of a non-fantasy world resembling our own. "
- Robert Koehler, Variety
"As usual with Miyazaki, the plot fits, starts and digresses at will, taking in the textures of pre-fascist Italy, details on the history of aviation and a lucid discussion on gender equality and physical beauty. Oh, and the kids will love it too."
- David Jenkins, Time Out
"This homage to vintage Howard Hawks-style aerial thrills is as beautifully drawn and colored as anything he’s done. And it’s tremendous fun. "
- Mike Hale, The New York
"It's in this view of the military life, and competition in general, that Porco Rosso reveals itself to be one of Miyazaki’s most personal works. "
- Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine