Friday 14th May 2010
Be transported into the sublime underwater world of Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) as Ponyo makes a splash onto Blu-ray and DVD on 7th June 2010, courtesy of Optimum Home Entertainment. From acclaimed anime master and Academy Award® winning director Hayao Miyazaki in his ninth animated feature, and Disney/Pixar executive producer John Lasseter (Two-time Academy Award® winner), Ponyo is a wonderfully moving tale about the friendship between a five-year-old boy and a goldfish princess who yearns to be human.
Featuring the voices of Matt Damon (Green Zone), Liam Neeson (Clash of the Titans), Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and introducing Frankie Jonas and Noah Cyrus, Ponyo places Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid in a contemporary Japanese setting: a classic tale of childhood love and adventure.
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 finds her near his seaside home, a special connection sparks between the two children, and Ponyo becomes determined to become human. Transforming into a little girl, Ponyo shows up on Sosuke's doorstep, delighted to make herself at home with her new land-dwelling family. However, her magical powers confined to the Earth begin setting the mystical balance of the world off kilter, and even though the innocent love Ponyo feels for her friend is strong, it will take some help from the greatest powers in the ocean to make things right again.
The latest film from the internationally acclaimed Studio Ghibli, encapsulates everything that makes the studio's output so unique. Breathtaking animation combined with thrilling storytelling makes this another worthy addition to the Ghibli catalogue and the perfect film for all the family this summer!
- The Five Genuises Who Created Ponyo - interviews
- Japanese trailers and TV spots
- Intro by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall (3:19)
- A Conversation with Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter (3:30)
- Behind the Microphone: the Voices of Ponyo (6:01)
- Creating Ponyo (3:55)
- Ponyo and Fujimoto(2:56)
- The Nursery (1:57)
- Scoring Miyazaki (7:17)
- The Producer's Perspective: Telling the Story (2:25)
- The Locations in Ponyo (9:39)
- Hayao Miyazaki interview (14.00)
- Toshio Suzuki interview (29:00)
- Dubbing Session and interview with Japanese cast 25:00)
- Music Video of the theme song (3:30)
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.