Animated adventure by the Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story ‘The Little Mermaid’. When a feisty baby goldfish/mermaid called Ponyo (voiced by Noah Lindsey Cyrus) runs away from her home in the sea, she ends up stranded on the shore and is rescued by Sosuke (Frankie Jonas), a human boy who lives on a nearby clifftop. Ponyo yearns to become human herself so that she can be with Sosuke, but many obstacles stand in her way. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Lily Tomlin and Liam Neeson lend their voices to the English version of the film.
Welcome to a world of magic and adventure! Academy Award-winning Director Hayao Miyazaki (2002 Best Animated Feature Spirited Away) brings to life in stunning high-definition the heart-warming and imaginative retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale The Little Mermaid. A young boy named Sosuke (Frankie Jonas) rescues a goldfish named Ponyo (Noah Cyrus) and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery. Under the sea Ponyo’s father the Wizard Fujimoto (Liam Neeson) is desperate for his daughter to return to their undersea home and uses his magic to bring her back much to Ponyo’s dismay. But Ponyo ever the stubborn little goldfish longs to return to her special friend. She magically transforms herself into a little girl and finds her way back to Sosuke’s house but accidentally stumbles upon her father’s magical ‘Water of Life’ and triggers a gigantic storm. Now balance must be restored to the world they all cherish. Special Features: Storyboards and Trailers Introducing Ponyo: Intro by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall Interviews: Hayao Miyazaki – Toshio Suzuki Hayao Miyazaki by John Lasseter Featurettes: The Five Geniuses Who Created Ponyo Behind the Microphone: The Voices of Ponyo Creating Ponyo Ponyo and Fujimoto The Nursery Scoring Miyazaki The Producer’s Perspective: Telling the Story The Locations in Ponyo Japanese TV Spots Dubbing Session and Interview with Japanese Cast Music Video of the Theme Song