Porco Rosso
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by Toshio Suzuki
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Walt Disney Pictures (US)
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Cinematography Atsushi Okui
Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Distributed by Toho (Japan)
Walt Disney Pictures (US)
Released July 18, 1992
Running time 94 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese/English
Budget $9,200,000
Preceded by Only Yesterday
Followed by Once Waves
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Porco Rosso is a 1992 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli.


The film, set in the Adriatic Sea in the interwar period, begins with the titular character Porco Rosso, a veteran WWI fighter ace and freelance bounty hunter, responding to an alert over an attack on a ferry liner by airborne pirates. Having successfully defeated the pirates, the so called Mamma Aiuto Gang, Porco retires to the Hotel Adriano, which is run by his long-time friend Gina. At the restarurant an American named Curtis proposes to Gina, but she rebuffs him.

After Porco Rosso leaves to Milan, to make repairs to his plane, he is shot down by Curtis, who wants to achieve fame by killing Rosso. Rosso survives but has to head to Milan on train. At Piccolo S.P.A he asks Mr. Piccolo to rebuild his plane. Due to the depression, Piccolo only as female workers, mostly from his family. A young girl, Fio Piccolo, ends up re-designing his plane. Initially Rosso is not pleased, but he grows to like her. They flee Piccolo's workshop after the Fascist government attempts to hunt them down, because Rosso won't fight for his government.

After escaping from Milan, Porco flew to his hideout after a quick detour to get more gasoline for the plane. Inside the island him and Fio started to unpack her belonings when all of the sudden air pirates burst out from Porco's tent and surround him, before they were gonna destroy Porco's plane Fio went to the leader of the Mama Aiuto Gang and started to yell at them to not destroy her first worked plane and she managed to persuade them to not smash it. Right at that moment Curtis showed up and telling that he wanted a rematch with Porco, when Fio started to intervene Curtis fell in love with her and asked to marry him, so they decited to make a bet for the rematch if Curtis wins Fio would marry him and if Porco wins then Curtis must pay all Porco's debts for rebuilding his plane. Curtis accepts the deal and all the air pirates leave the island to prepare for tomorrow.


Characters Original Actor JAL Dub Cast Disney English Dub Cast
Porco Rosso Shuichiro Moriyama Barry Gjerde Michael Keaton
Donald Curtis Akio Otsuka Steve Bulen Cary Elwes
Fio Piccolo Akemi Okamura Lynn Eve Harris Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Gina Kato Tokiko Edie Mirman Susan Egan
Mr. Piccolo Sanshi Katsura Jack Angel David Ogden Stiers
Capo Tsunehiko Kamijo Brian Cummings Brad Garrett
Mamma Aiuto Gang Reizo Nomoto
Osamu Saka
Yu Shimaka
Neil Ross
Patrick Pinney
Bill Faggerbake
Kevin Michael Richardson
Frank Welker

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