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Porco Rosso (1992)

Kurenai no buta (original title)
Tous publics | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 21 June 1995 (France)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shûichirô Moriyama ...
Kurenai no Buta (voice)
Tokiko Katô ...
Jina-sama (voice)
Bunshi Katsura Vi ...
Pikkoro-oyaji (voice) (as Bunshi Katsura)
Tsunehiko Kamijô ...
Manmayuto no shachô (voice)
Fio Pikkoro (voice)
Donarudo Kâchisu (voice)
Hiroko Seki ...
Bâ-chan (voice)
Reizô Nomoto ...
Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Yû Shimaka ...
Mamma Aiuto Gang (voice)
Mahito Tsujimura ...
Minoru Yada ...
Porco Rosso (voice)
Gina (voice)
Grandpa Piccolo (voice)


In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale. Written by Anonymous

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The flying boats in Porco's World War I flashback story, are based on historical airplanes. Porco and his squadron are flying the Macchi M.5, an Italian single-seat fighter flying boat designed and built by Macchi-Nieuport at Varese. It was extremely maneuverable and agile, and matched the land-based aircraft it had to fight. The Austro-Hungarians are flying the Hansa-Brandenburg CC, a single-seat wooden-hulled fighter flying-boat, named CC after Camillo Castiglioni, financial controller of the Brandenburg company. See more »


(at around 54 mins) When Porco is in the pub, there is a Shell logo on the outside wall. That logo was used from 1971 to 1995. See more »


Porco Rosso: I'm a pig. I don't fight for honor. I fight for a paycheck.
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Crazy Credits

Opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more »


Edited into Miyazaki Dreams of Flying (2017) See more »


Sakuranbo no Minoru Koro
(Le Temps des Cerises)
Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Performed by Tokiko Katô
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A shockingly perfect work of art
29 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Miyazaki is an inspiration for artists everywhere. His total mastery of all aspects of storytelling craft makes the amazing seem easy.

Kurenai no Buta manages to be over-the-top fun and exceedingly subtle at the same moment. The dialogue is at once straightforward yet with layer upon layer of dramatic meaning. The animated wizardry is stunning as usual, yet never over the top. It always comes across as so natural.

This film is a homage to so many different genres, places, people and attitudes one could go on ages pulling them all out. Amazing amount of detail packed into every scene.

Well I am running out of superlatives. Like all master works of art, this leaves you with something special. In this case I find it hard to describe perhaps since the Pig himself is such a mysterious character.

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