What is it?
The Japanese anime (animated) comedy adventure movie Porco Rosso.
What is it about?
This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this animated movie:
Master animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this tale about a former World War I flying ace who is also a pig.
Slouching toward middle age, Porco Rosso makes his living by flying about in his bright red bi-plane and fighting sky bandits who prey on cruise ships sailing the Adriatic.
When he’s not engaging in dogfights, this porcine pilot lives on a deserted island retreat.
Porco Rosso was once a strapping young man, but after his entire squadron was wiped out, he was mysteriously transformed into a pig.
Rosso is defeated in a dogfight against a dashing American rival, who has been hired by the dastardly bandits.
With his plane damaged, he finds a repair hangar near Milan run by an aging mechanic named Piccolo, and his spunky granddaughter Fio.
Initially skeptical of her mechanical prowess, Rosso is amazed when she and a legion of local women fix his plane. Soon, Porco Rosso is ready to battle his rival.
~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi