When a young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery — until Ponyo's father, a powerful sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea. In her quest to become human and reunite with Sosuke, Ponyo stumbles upon and releases her father's magical Water of Life and triggers a gigantic storm. Now balance must be restored to the world they all cherish.
Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, Spirited Away) and legendary filmmaker John Lasseter together with Disney bring to life a heartwarming and imaginative telling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale "The Little Mermaid".
"Ponyo confirms Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki's reputation as one of the most imaginative filmmakers working today. Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid," Ponyo is a magical celebration of innocent love and the fragile beauty of the natural world.... Ponyo contains fantastic moments that suggest dreams — and reassert the power of hand-drawn animation to create memorable fantasies: no effects-laden Hollywood feature can match the wonder of Ponyo running along the tops of crashing waves on her way back to Sosuke." — Charles Solomon, Amazon.com Reviews
|3 and up
|Noah Lindsey Cyrus, Frankie Jonas, Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey
|Disney Presents Studio Ghibli
|Mar 2, 2010
|English, French, Other