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Welcome to a world where anything is possible! 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. A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery before Ponyo s father, a powerful sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea. But Ponyo s desire to be human upsets the delicate balance of nature and triggers a gigantic storm. Only Ponyo s mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature s balance and make Ponyo s dreams come true. Ponyo will delight your family with its magnificent animation and timeless story.
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. The daughter of the sea goddess Gran Mamare (voiced by Cate Blanchett) and the alchemist Fujimoto (Liam Neeson), Ponyo (Noah Cyrus) begins life as an adventurous little goldfish. Chafing at her father's restrictions, she goes in search of adventure and meets Sosuke (Frankie Jonas), a good-natured 5-year-old who lives by the sea. Sosuke adopts Ponyo and quickly wins her heart. Fujimoto uses magic to bring her back, but Ponyo's love for Sosuke proves stronger than his elixirs. She transforms herself into a human girl and returns to him during a spectacular storm at sea, but her metamorphosis upsets the balance of nature, precipitating a crisis only Gran Mamare can resolve. 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. Ponyo is closer in tone to My Neighbor Totoro than Spirited Away or Howl's Moving Castle, and will appeal to audiences of all ages, including small children. The #1 film in Japan in 2008, Ponyo earned more than ¥14.9 billion (over US$155 million) to become the 8th highest grossing film in Japanese history. (Rated G: A few scary moments, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
Not my fav prom this producer but needed to be added to the collection.Published 5 days ago by Tony Bernstone
I love my Ponyo movie. The dvd was perfect and the shipping was super fast. I would buy more movies from the seller.Published 17 days ago by KIM A LEE
This is one of the best kids movies I have watched with my family in a long time. It was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I listened.Published 18 days ago by Larry Snyder
Another Miyazaki delight. Fanciful, charming story with wonderful characters. As one of the more recent of Miyazaki's films, this one has better picture quality, especially in blu... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Joseph Delisle
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|Can someone tell me what this movie is about?||
If you've ever seen Kiki's Delivery Service, the plot and story behave very similarly to Ponyo. It's a bizarre method of using the "slice of life" plot mechanic, in which impossible or magical things happen with a degree of regularity or expectation. Nobody seems to question much that... Read More
Jan 29, 2010 by G. Cody | See all 2 posts
|My Ponyo Blu-Ray won't play!||
I have the same problem! Tried it on two blu-ray players: a Samsung and an LG BD370...I'm looking into updating firmware, but this is lame...And I bought the movie a month ago, so I don't think I can return it to the store (the store only carries Blu-rays when they're new releases, anyway).
Apr 20, 2010 by Aeron Ives | See all 7 posts
yes it does. And the English language version is very good as well. The dubbing blends smoothly with the music and sound effects.
Mar 3, 2010 by Joen | See all 5 posts
|Way to get this for 15.99.....||
Yeah I saw this a couple days ago and printed it out, I will be using it tonight to buy the Blu-ray. For $15.00 you can't be that.
Mar 2, 2010 by Brett | See all 9 posts
Yea, mine did't come with one either. Must not have first press copies any more. Stinks.
Anyone get one with the slip cover recently?
May 22, 2013 by R2 | See all 5 posts