"I'd much rather be a pig than a fascist." This has always been one of my favorite Miyazaki movies. I love how it takes place in a magical realist version of 1920s Europe. It's so classy and romantic, and thrilling!
The usual high quality animation that come from Studio Ghibli could have worked as an "old-fashioned" Hollywood studio film from the 1940s and it is almost sad that they didn't go 100% realism on the story and made the leading character a real person instead of a pig-man. The ending is a little underwhelming to me as it seem to be a poetic afterthought made because the director didn't know how to properly end it.