Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

Hayao Miyazaki (1992)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki indulges his love for aviation with this visually impressive anime adventure. Evoking the style and atmosphere of a 1930s Hollywood drama, it charts the exploits of a former First World War pilot who's been turned into an anthropomorphic pig by a mysterious curse. Now scratching a living as a bounty hunter who safeguards Adriatic ships, the world-weary Porco incurs the wrath of a pirate gang who conspire to get rid of him. Miyazaki's animation is rich and imaginative with a vibrancy that will delight young and old alike. However the adult-orientated storyline isn't quite as accomplished, feeling flimsy, underdeveloped and short on the film-maker's customary charm.


A 1930s flying ace cursed with the head of a pig scrapes a living protecting ships in the Adriatic from airborne bandits. However, his daring deeds look set to come to an abrupt end when a deadly rival attempts to ground the plucky porker - permanently. Hayao Miyazaki's animated adventure, with the voices of Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes and Kimberly Williams.

Cast & Crew

Director Hayao Miyazaki

Other Information

Language: Japanese +subtitlesColourGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: DVD