Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso (1992) Poster

Japanese Title: 紅の豚
(Kurenai no Buta)

Comments on Movie: Porco Rosso (1992)
"Mr. Miyazaki smooshes fantasy and history into a pastel-pretty yarn as irresistible as his feminism." - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times.

"Funny and delightful throughout, even with very serious themes bubbling underneath the surface." - Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine. 

"Only wish that more films like these, animated or not, were made in today's mass-production environment." - Lindsay Mayer, DVDizzy.com.

"Underrated and exciting." - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed. 

"This film is complex, just like the human society is. Even so, Porco Rosso (1990) is enchanting as it champions love and honor." - Rosalyn Lim.

Anime Adventure Fantasy Romance Hayao Miyazaki 2D Animation Animated Feature

Porco Rosso (1992) Trailer

Porco Rosso (1992) at a glance
Porco Rosso (1992) is an animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is based on his own manga Hikōtei Jidai which is a manifestation of his love for aircraft. Although the film sets in European countries and the title character is Italian, the theatrical film is mostly in Japanese or English dub.

Porco Rosso (1992) Synopsis
When "Porco" -- whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell -- infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a rival pilot, to "get rid" of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beautiful Gina. But it is in the air where the true battles are waged.

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Movie Review: Porco Rosso (1992)

Don't worry. Watch this. *Jumps*

Although the multi-language opening text that appears at the beginning of the film could be confusing, it is adorable and creative. Porco Rosso (1992) is not an ordinary animated feature. It has depth even though it could be weird as it has an unusual heroic protagonist named Marco Pagot who is half human half pig, similarly like Pigsy but is a major celebrity in this film. 

Female Italians!

What captivates me the most are the elements of this film especially the people and culture in the World War era. This bizarre film could also easily pass as a feminist film since there are plenty of strong female characters of all ages and different backgrounds but then again, it is actually also quite masculine since the main character is slightly male chauvinistic and there are plenty of other male characters as well. This film is complex, just like the human society is.

Mamma Aiuto Gang and Fio.

Even so, Porco Rosso (1990) is enchanting as it champions love and honor. You should watch this film if you haven't because it's quite fun and interesting to watch!

Kissed by Fio.

PS. There could be Porco Rosso 2 and we can only wait for its news. 

Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
People who love airplanes or aerial-themed films!

Details of the movie
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Producer: Toshio Suzuki
Story: Hayao Miyazaki
Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki
Cinematography: Atsushi Okui
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Studio: Studio Ghibli
Starring: Shūichirō Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Akemi Okamura, Akio Ōtsuka
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Toho, Disney
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, English
Genre: Adventure Fantasy Romance
Running time: 94 mins
Budget: USD 9,200,000 est.
Box office: USD 34,100,000 est.

Official website(s)

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Porco Rosso (1992) Behind the Scenes

Favorite Movie Character
Gorgeous. ♥

I do not want to appear feminist but I really liked most of the female characters in this film. The schoolgirls are so adorable; Madame Gina is a business woman who also sings and reads; Fio's relatives are so open-minded and hardworking and Fio herself is a jewel; she is a young genius who is good at redesigning, modifying and fixing seaplanes. Enthusiastic bunch of ladies. ><

Porco Rosso (1992) Movie Quotes
Typed with my iphone ><
  1. This motion picture is set over the Mediterranean Sea in an age when seaplanes ruled the waves. It tells the story of a valiant pig, who fought against flying pirates, for his pride, for his loved and for his fortune. The name of the hero of our story is Crimson Pig.
  2. Mamma aiuto gang? I am uh, kinda busy.
  3. We need to you to protect one of our ship that carried a fortune and gold.
  4. Well, there's a group of schoolgirls on board too.
  5. See here, bounty hunter. No price gauging. We got a contract with you.
  6. Stop the ship or we'll sink it.
  7. Pirates!
  8. Someday I'll get off my lazy butt and give this thing an overhaul.
  9. Are you siblings, pirates?
  10. So we are your hostages?
  11. Smells like you never bath.
  12. How cute. It can use some blood.
  13. Boss, do we really have to take all fifteen of them?
  14. Yeah, it's not nice to separate them from their friends.
  15. They went that way!
  16. Calm down, I know what I am doing. That mamma aiuto gang is so cheap, they'll fly through just out of sight and hide on the nearest island just to save money on gasoline.
  17. Dang, don't give out on me now. Come baby, come on. Yeah, that's my girl.
  18. That can't be good. I better get this job done quick.
  19. What the heck is this? Sight seeing plane? This is pirate country. They know better than be out here.
  20. Hey girls, get out of here. You'll get yourselves get kidnapped, sweethearts.
  21. Hey look, what a pretty red plane. That was porco.
  22. I think he is better than you.
  23. We're going to sink. Lets get out of here!!
  24. Girls, out of the water. It's dangerous!!
  25. They are valuable hostsges!
  26. Don't worry. We all went to swimming club. Watch this.
  27. No, no, no, don't do it.
  28. Signal from the pig!
  29. He said hand over the girls and the gold and I'll let you keep some loots so you can repair your ship.
  30. I hate to put you jerks out of business.
  31. We get to keep some. That's generous.
  32. We are not giving in! Come and get it pig! I dare you!
  33. Bye bye pirates!
  34. Bye bye girls!
  35. Show more ambition, you're a pirate!
  36. Put your clothes back on!
  37. Another triumph for Porco Rosso.
  38. Shut up and listen to the song.
  39. She sure is incredible. I should bring her back home with me. I am sure she can make it big in America although she has to stop singing French all the time.
  40. Wow, look at this. All you handsome pirate bosses at one table. You are not here to cause problems, are you? 
  41. You know my rule, you eat in my restaurant. Not fight.
  42. Next time when it's just the two of us.
  43. As soon as he saw me, he asked me to marry him. So I told him the three pilots I've married. The first died in the war, the second died at the Atlantic. The last one, he died in Asia.
  44. Yeah well, the good guys always die. Cheers. To a good man.
  45. I just can't tell how much your friendship means to me.
  46. Well, it's a great place. Except that ugly photograph you keep hanging on the wall.
  47. Hey, that's my favorite picture. I can't believe you scribbled over your face. That's the only picture left of you as a human. How would you ever going to break this stupid curse on you, Marco. 
  48. Face it, I am a pig. 
  49. I envy you Mr. Rosso, I wish I could make money the way you do.
  50. Lots of commotion in the streets.
  51. Looks like our island is in for the change of government. If so, you bounty hunters will soon be outlaws. 
  52. Laws don't mean anything to pig.
  53. Easy kid. I am just a bounty hunter, not fighting a war.
  54. If you make money from war, you're a scum but if you can't money from bounty hunting, you're an idiot.
  55. Attention all passengers, we are now being attacked by seaplane pirates. Do not be concerned. The queen of the Mediterranean cruise line has anticipated this possibility and has equipped our ship with two top of the line fire pilots. 
  56. Go get them, boys.
  57. After stealing all the valuables on the ship, the pirates left the following message.
  58. We are coming for ya, Porco Rosso. Get off me.
  59. If you run away, I'll tell everyone you're a chicken!
  60. I'll need proof or nobody would believe me.
  61. I'll take it back to Texas as a gift for Ma.
  62. I can't bear to go to another pilot's funeral. Come home, will you?
  63. Sorry baby, got to fly.
  64. Is Porco Rosso dead or alive? Good question.
  65. She really took a beating this time. 
  66. I am attached to this one.
  67. There is no resemblance. Are you sure she is your granddaughter?
  68. It wasn't the engine's fault, the mechanic was an idiot.
  69. You are planning on to taking all of my money?
  70. I need that. I got to pay for meals, hotel rooms, more meals. 
  71. Don't be such a pig. She's a talented engineer, even more talented than my son. 
  72. Wait. Are you leaving because I am a woman? Or because I am too young?
  73. Tell me what it takes to make a pilot grade. 
  74. I can't help being a woman but I guarantee you that I have the talent. 
  75. If I don't do a good job, you don't have to pay.
  76. She's my granddaughter, she'll do fine.
  77. You still don't have enough. But since you're a good friend, I decided to loan you the rest.
  78. I dug up the original blueprint. The design is rather radical, huh?
  79. Yeah, they only made one then they decided it was too dangerous. No pilot could fly it.
  80. Take offs and landings can be a little bit tricky. But gather up the speed, she handles like a dream.
  81. So you're giving me the job? Oh, thank you for trusting a woman.
  82. Alright you got the job but on one condition for you. No more staying up all night or your work will start getting sloppy. Also truly bad for your complexion.
  83. You got it.
  84. This is so exciting. I can't wait to start building.
  85. Are you girls really still alive?
  86. You are not here to help me build the plane, are you?
  87. Yeah, we need to get some pocket money.
  88. So, this is the crew, huh?
  89. Don't you have male relatives?
  90. All the men are gone, have to look elsewhere for work.
  91. You'll see, they are very hard workers.
  92. But we are not baking a cake here.
  93. Heavenly father, we give you thanks for putting bread on our table and for giving us work when we are on the brink of bankruptcy. And please forgive us for building a ....
  94. Would you stop looking at me like that, Fio? Just do what's the best.
  95. I give you 3 months to pay the bill.
  96. Maybe I should just become an air pirate.
  97. Marco, you're crazy, what are you doing back in Italy?
  98. I made a rule to come and go as I please.
  99. The secret police already know you are in the country. You are followed.
  100. Man, this movie stinks.
  101. I only fly for myself.
  102. You are really a pig. You realise if they catch a pig they won't give a fair trial.
  103. This movie is really great.
  104. I'll try to look out for you but I can only do so much.
  105. They like my pretty red plane. Problem is they don't like me flying it.
  106. This is really strange if you haven't done anything wrong. 
  107. Every time I go to Milan, kiddo.
  108. Hey, two secret police are hiding at our back and three in the front. Oh this is so exciting!
  109. I know, that's why you need an engineer with you. So I can make adjustments to the plane.
  110. I am responsible for this plane. I want to do my first job right.
  111. So you're okay with turning her into an outlaw.
  112. I am going along as your hostage so my relatives can tell the police that they have no choice but to help you.
  113. If we hang around here much longer, you and the old ladies would want to come.
  114. That's of course you have a lot of moolah.
  115. Hey Fio, you bring back souvenirs.
  116. He has kidnapped our girl Fio!
  117. It's crazy, just like you Fio.
  118. He said Italian airforce has trap up ahead for us. He'll show us the way to get out.
  119. Very funny jerk.
  120. He said "Cute girl, when did you start babysitting?"
  121. Alas, a solitary rose has bloomed in a secret yard. That's my favorite line from a screenplay I wrote.
  122. Mr. Curtis, why are you trespassing in my garden.
  123. I am already a big celebrity as a pilot, soon I'll be a Hollywood star, and then the president!
  124. I find your humility is very charming.
  125. That's right. Love is a little more complicated here than it is in the America. Falling in love happens to you all the time.
  126. Have fun in Hollywood, little boy.
  127. Gina of the Hotel Adriano? 
  128. I am a pig. I don't fight for honor. I fight for paycheques.
  129. What a fantastic hideout.
  130. Well, looks like my hideout is not so hidden anymore. 
  131. A girl. We got a girl here.
  132. So what? Half of the world population is women, you idiot.
  133. She's a first class seaplane engineer.
  134. She redesign my plane and now it flies better than ever. She's young, she's a genius.
  135. Smash it? You destroy a work of art?
  136. Yeah, what are they?
  137. You call yourself seaplanes pilots?
  138. My grandpa has been telling me stories about seaplanes pilots ever since I was born. He always said seaplanes pilots are the most honourable and trustworthy fighters in the world. Every time they fly, both the ocean and the sky purifies their hearts. So they are braver than any pilots in the sky and they are mightier than any sailors in the sea.
  139. Ms Fio, thank you. You make me proud to be a seaplane pilot.
  140. You can't gang up on your fellow seaplane pilot, where's your honor? You all should completely ashamed of yourselves. 
  141. A real seaplane pilot would not fight in a pack like a bunch of cowards. 
  142. Beautiful. Tell you what, if I win, would you marry me darling? That's what I want.
  143. Shut up, just go home already!
  144. What on Earth possessed you to make that deal? 
  145. I am shaking all over and my heart's pounding like crazy, I guess I was really scared.
  146. He landed in a raging sea just to save enemy pilot. I think that's amazing.
  147. I got it. What if I kiss you, Porco? Yeah, you have heard of a fairy tale where the girl kissed the frog and it turned in him back into a handsome prince?
  148. Come on, you got to save it for someone special for crying out loud.
  149. Don't you like me?
  150. First tell me a story. Then I'll go to sleep.
  151. I think you're a great human being Porco. Thanks for hanging around. Good Night.
  152. Bunch of morons, they are turning this into a party.
  153. If one of you fights dirty, you will be disrespected by seaplane pilots for eternity. 
  154. This fight will decide the fate of Miss Fio who we all love and respect. So keep your mouth shut. If you get that, clap your hands. Clap now!
  155. Forget it, I want to keep my hands clean.
  156. Porco won't shoot the pilot. He only shoot the plane.
  157. Amazing, the pig leaves the vapor trail.
  158. You don't even know anything about girl.
  159. Seaplane pilots are all idiots.
  160. Marco, I don't want to see you break any more hearts. You hear me?
  161. I try to be classy, you idiots. You are a great seaplane engineer, keep it up.
  162. Now listen up everybody. The Italian Airforce is on their way here so anybody is in trouble with the Italian authority better move on out. Come to my place. Drinks are on the house. 
  163. Hey your face. Turn around. Let me see.


  1. There are much older films that I've reviewed and will be reviewing ;)
    And some old(s) are golds. <3


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