Director: Hayao Miyazaki Cast: Noah Cyrus, Yuria Nara, Frankie Jonas

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Acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki returns for his ninth animated feature with Ponyo, which deals with a friendship between a five-year-old boy and a goldfish princess who yearns to be human. The daughter of the king of the ocean, Ponyo is no ordinary goldfish -- she has all the magic of the sea at her disposal. But when five-year-old Sosuke befriends the spunky little fish near the seaside home he shares with his mother and father, a special connection sparks between the two children, and Ponyo becomes determined to become human. Transforming into a little girl, Ponyo shows up at Sosuke's doorstep, delighted to make herself at home with her new land-dwelling family. But having a magical fish princess walking around on dry land begins setting the mystical balance of the world off kilter, and even though the innocent love Ponyo feels for her dear friend is strong, it will take some help from the greatest powers in the ocean to make things right again.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/17/2017
UPC: 0826663181654
Original Release: 2008
Rating: G
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 2,674

Special Features

Behind the Microphone Creating Ponyo Ponyo & Fujimoto The Nursery Scoring Miyazaki Producer's Perspective Telling the Story The Locations of Ponyo Original Theatrical Trailers TV Spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Noah Cyrus Ponyo (English version)
Yuria Nara Ponyo
Frankie Jonas Sosuke (English version)
Hiroki Doi Sosuke
Tina Fey Lisa (English version)
Tomoko Yamaguchi Lisa
Matt Damon Koichi (English version)
Kazushige Nagashima Koichi
Cate Blanchett Gran Mamare (English version)
Yuki Amami Granmammare
Liam Neeson Fujimoto (English version)
George Tokoro Fujimoto
Lily Tomlin Toki (English version)
Betty White Yoshie (English version)
Cloris Leachman Noriko (English version)
Kurt Knutsson The Newscaster (English version)
Jennessa Rose Kumiko (English Version)

Technical Credits
Hayao Miyazaki Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Paul Cichocki Associate Producer
Joe Hisaishi Score Composer
Koji Hoshino Executive Producer
Jim Hubbert Translator
Shuji Inoue Sound/Sound Designer
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Katsuya Kondo Animator
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Natalie Lyon Casting
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Melissa Mathison Screenwriter
Kevin Reher Associate Producer
Takeshi Seyama Editor
Toshio Suzuki Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ponyo
1. Chapter 1 [4:39]
2. Chapter 2 [4:39]
3. Chapter 3 [1:13]
4. Chapter 4 [1:13]
5. Chapter 5 [4:10]
6. Chapter 6 [6:15]
7. Chapter 7 [4:48]
8. Chapter 8 [6:05]
9. Chapter 9 [1:01]
10. Chapter 10 [1:02]
11. Chapter 11 [1:02]
12. Chapter 12 [6:10]
13. Chapter 13 [6:00]
14. Chapter 14 [7:12]
15. Chapter 15 [6:47]
16. Chapter 16 [6:38]
17. Chapter 17 [6:52]
18. Chapter 18 [4:05]
1. Chapter 1 [4:59]
2. Chapter 2 [4:45]
3. Chapter 3 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [6:02]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [3:57]
1. Chapter 1 [2:59]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [1:59]
1. Chapter 1 [2:26]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [7:21]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [1:29]
2. Chapter 2 [1:45]
3. Chapter 3 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [:34]
2. Chapter 2 [:18]
3. Chapter 3 [:19]
4. Chapter 4 [:18]
5. Chapter 5 [:19]
6. Chapter 6 [:18]
7. Chapter 7 [:19]
8. Chapter 8 [:18]
9. Chapter 9 [:19]
10. Chapter 10 [:18]
11. Chapter 11 [:16]

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Ponyo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
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Set reality aside and submerge yourself in the artistry. Miyazaki takes animation to incredible places. The art is masterfully done, and viewing the "extras" just adds more to the experience and a greater admiration for Miyazaki's genius. The characters are creative and charming. Even what seem to be minor interactions are rich and warm. The bravery, industry, dedication, and energy exhibited in the young hero and heroine are impressive. For me there was some cross-cultural interference, especially when small children were left at home alone, but it's essential to the story. The story line and characters make it easy to take the leap and embrace the supernatural and fantastic, while the issue of environmental stewardship brings up possibilities for meaningful discussions in young and old alike. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone with an interest in fine animation, fantasy, storytelling, environmental issues -- anyone who simply wants to be well entertained!
katykawa More than 1 year ago
This is a must see for those who appreciate art and culture. Ponyo is an engaging story told from a child's point of view. It combines truths/legends/cultures/idyllic settings/imagination; it is whimsical yet is lovingly real. It comes with a bonus disc which demonstrates how this and other Miyazaki movies were made, how the American actors read their lines, how the music was written for the movie, etc. You will enjoy the lush, colorful, intriguing art and creatures--animation at its finest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Miyazaki fan, and although this is probably aimed more for little kids, unlike some other movies of his, it would probably make my top five movies! It is just so enchanting and cute. I love all the characters and the story of a little boy falling in love with a fish! It is a must see for any Miyazaki fan, or anyone else as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A japanese version of "the liite mermaid" - very expertly done by Mayazaki. Great story, very original and fresh. A good story to watch for all ages with great animation.
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I am a huge Studio Gibli and Hayao Miyazaki fan and the overall story and characters were great, but I was some what disappointed with this film after watching Spirited Away it's a step back for the studio. It is loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson story of the Little Mermaid. While the kids enjoyed, and simple enough for toddlers to enjoy, the adults in the house that enjoyed previous Gibli fils like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke were falling asleep. It just lacked in the detail, story building and excitement that the other films had. It was rather slow moving. As always this film does not disappoint to stimulate you with the art direction and the creativity of the creatures.
CathyE21 More than 1 year ago
Hayao Miyazaki has given us an entertaining and well written version of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale of a young mermaid who falls in love with a boy who lives on the land. My grand daughters love this story from Disney's version with Ariel and thoroughly enjoy seeing it from a slightly different - and younger! - perspective. Adults will enjoy the story, as well - especially if watching with someone younger. If you have not seen Miyazaki's work before, this is an excellent first experience; if you love Miyazaki's other work, this will be a welcome addition to your collection.
ChandlerAZ-Family More than 1 year ago
For a "swimmingly good time" watch PONYO the latest children's animae film released this month. The story is about an adorable little princess goldfish that wishes to become human. She meets and becomes friends with a little boy. Soon she is in the position to save his father and his crewmates on a fishing vessel after they are caught in a storm. The film is funny and beautifully animated. The characters are quirky, heart-warming and realistic. My daughters loved the tiny fish! If you love the classic "Spirited Away", you will like this one, too! Our family was enthralled as we watched it during a recent Family Fun Night! Pick it up today, your family will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ponyo is a cute, endearing movie for children about a little goldfish who falls in love with a little human boy and consequently wants to become human so that she can be close to him. For those looking for a retelling of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" this movie is not for you - this is not a romance, but instead is a story about the strong bond of friendship between two small children. My children (3 and 4) really enjoy the movie and have already begun to memorize the catchy pre and post film tunes. This movie would make a good addition to your children's video library.
Robert-Long More than 1 year ago
Ponyo is based on "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson (I think I got that right). But it's WAY cooler and cuter! Forget Disney's version; this is Hayao Miyazaki's vision of how it should have been. The movie's hand-drawn animation may seem old-fashioned, but it looks as good in its way as anything Pixar's done. The title character, Ponyo, is the daughter of a sorcerer and a sea goddess. She looks line a large goldfish, much larger than her sisters. Being adventurous, she swims away from home (this line is actually used in the movie) and meets a human boy, Sosuke. She comes to love him and makes herself human. He loves her too and accepts her for all she is and in every form she has. Note that "love" isn't specifically defined in the story--whether it's romantic love, friendship love, sibling love or even owner-pet love. Or maybe all of the above. The movie also shows the problems and trials of parenthood. Sosuke's mother Lisa isn't the best of parents. I wouldn't want her driving my kid anywhere! I wouldn't even want her driving ME anywhere! Also, you DON'T leave 5-year-old kids alone in a major storm with super high tides! And Ponyo's father (a sea wizard) isn't any better. But I guess all dads have a hard time with their little girls (and boys) growing up and leaving home. This movie is best for younger children (3 to 7 years), but everyone will enjoy it a lot. Just don't expect a deep, grownup story. Expect a delightful little fantasy that everyone from 0 to 1000 can enjoy.
Eiri More than 1 year ago
Once more Miyazaki-sensei drew me into his story. The first time was with Spirited Away (also another good work). Ponyo is about a human-face fish who gets rescued (or kidnapped, in her father's opinion) by a human boy Sosuke. In this film, Miyazaki-sensei shows us what is happening to the oceans because of our carelessness to take care of the earth and shows us that pollution and global warming are very much real issues we NEED to fix before it gets too uncontrollable. Drifting down a bit, Ponyo gets re-captured by her father (once a human, he's disgusted with all the littering they are creating on the surface) and he proceeds to tell her about how the humans are polluting everything and she's much safer in the ocean than on the surface. She doesn't take well to that statement and once her father leaves her sisters help her get back out. Back on the surface, she uses her magic to become a human--it takes a little bit, and overexertion causes her to become part fowl, but she manages. After meeting with Ponyo's mother, her father agrees to test Sosuke--only then will he let Ponyo stay on the surface. The rest you'll have to find out by watching, but it does end happily. Parents might be offended by the way that Lisa, Sosuke's mom, acts when her husband doesn't come home when he promised her, but remember as a fisherman he's away from the house frequently---you can't expect her to be cheerful about him staying away for long periods of time and breaking promises he makes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ponyo is a wonderful movie that is based on the Hans-Christian Andersen short story of "The Little Mermaid". It is a great movie for all ages, and is one of Studio Ghibli's best.
Anjoel22 More than 1 year ago
Ponyo is more than just a modern take on Has Christen Andersen's "The Little Mermaid". It is, in itself an original and utterly charming voyage into the mind of children. It displays a child's ability to love without limits and the admirable penchant for uncensored honesty that many adults seem to lose with age. In typical Miyazaki fashion there is a warm, comforting ambiance that paints each cell of hand-drawn animation. The art is out of this world and viewers should be encouraged to watch the details carefully. Water is possibly the most difficult subject to animate and it is done here masterfully. The music by Joe Hisashi is, as always, the perfect compliment to the emotions in each scene. He is a master of his craft. In the end, even without the top-of-the-line elements that bring it together, the heart of this movie lies in the story and the important message it brings to children's ears: Love without limits. Sosuke loves Ponyo as she is; whether a fish, a human, or something in between. The world of today would do well to love as openly and honestly as he does.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dis moviee was by farr da best moviee i sawn in a whilee. likee it was so colorfull and awesome. i took the whole fam and the 7 kiddies luved it. PONYO U ROCK!!
ebowen More than 1 year ago
Ponyo is the latest film by the great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. His films are known for unique stories and breathtaking artwork and this film is no exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have bought the DVD of Ponyo. It is a slow movie. The kids were in to it. There is a huge storm which could be kind of scary if you were a kid. When we saw it at the movie theatre an older couple was with us, and it goes slow and at some parts is hard to understand, so they actually left during the movie. At the end I at first had to figure out if the characters were still alive or not. On the box of the movie it says it is inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen Story The Little Mermaid. I think that is very loosely based. If I was into anime I might enjoy it better. It's slower than most Disney cartoon movies. The plot to me was harder to understand.