Ponyo


1h 40m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Ponyo is a mischievous and adventurous little goldfish, who drifts away from the undersea home she shares with her father, the wizard Fujimoto, and hundreds of little sisters. Far from her home, she meets Sosuke, a 5-year-old boy who lives by the sea with his mother Lisa. Sosuke gently cares for his

Film Details

Also Known As
Gake no ue no Ponyo, Ponyo on a Cliff, Ponyo on the Cliff, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Ponyo på klippan vid havet
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Dentsu; Playarte Pictures; Skywalker Sound; Studio Ghibli; Toho Company Ltd.; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Aurum Producciones; Camera Film; CinTart; Cinema Mondo; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Empire; Frenetic Films; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Golden Village; Independenta; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Lucky Red; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Orlando Films Ltd.; Oro Film As; Pachamama Cine; Playarte Pictures; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; September Film Distribution; Showbox Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Studiocanal UK; Tiglon A.S.; Toho Company Ltd.; Toho-Towa Company; Universum Film Gmbh; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Ponyo is a mischievous and adventurous little goldfish, who drifts away from the undersea home she shares with her father, the wizard Fujimoto, and hundreds of little sisters. Far from her home, she meets Sosuke, a 5-year-old boy who lives by the sea with his mother Lisa. Sosuke gently cares for his new pet and quickly wins Ponyo's heart. Ponyo's father, desperate for his daughter to return to their undersea home, 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 where she and her friend embark on a series of adventures.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gake no ue no Ponyo, Ponyo on a Cliff, Ponyo on the Cliff, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Ponyo på klippan vid havet
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Dentsu; Playarte Pictures; Skywalker Sound; Studio Ghibli; Toho Company Ltd.; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Aurum Producciones; Camera Film; CinTart; Cinema Mondo; Clmc Multimedia Sa; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Empire; Frenetic Films; Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Golden Village; Independenta; Intercontinental Film Distributors (Hong Kong); Lucky Red; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Orlando Films Ltd.; Oro Film As; Pachamama Cine; Playarte Pictures; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; September Film Distribution; Showbox Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Studiocanal UK; Tiglon A.S.; Toho Company Ltd.; Toho-Towa Company; Universum Film Gmbh; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award for a film which shows a firm connection with the arts and a recipient of the Future Film Festival Digital Award Special Mention at the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer August 14, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2010

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States June 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Closing Night/Galas) June 18-28, 2009.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Great Films for the Kids) September 18-26, 2009.

Based on the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson.

Film is released in both Japanese-language and English-language verrsions with two different casts.

Released in United States Summer August 14, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 2, 2010

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 27-September 6, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Closing Night/Galas) June 18-28, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Great Films for the Kids) September 18-26, 2009. )