Hayao Miyazaki is big in this household, which is why we’re excited that ‘Ponyo’ will be released on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, March 2, 2010. Not only that, but three other Miyazaki films are hitting shelves tomorrow, as well: Special Edition DVDs of ‘Castle in the Sky,’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service,’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro.’
The reason both kids and adults love these films is because they really take you into a new and different world, one full of magic and beautiful colors and gentle creatures. If you’re not familiar with the films, now is the perfect time to rent or buy them up and check them out for yourself.
Inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Ponyo’ begins with five-year-old Sosuke (voiced by Frankie Jonas), who while walking on the beach near his home one day finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle.
He releases the tiny creature and, sure that she is no ordinary fish, names his new friend Ponyo (Noah Lindsey Cyrus). As Ponyo and Sosuke grow closer, she reveals to him that she is the daughter of a powerful wizard (Liam Neeson) and a sea goddess (Cate Blanchett), and magically transforms herself into a real human girl.
But by crossing from her watery world onto land, Ponyo has created a
dangerous imbalance in nature. As the moon begins to draw closer to the earth, sea levels rise and a giant tsunami threatens to destroy Sosuke’s home. Ponyo’s father marshals all his might to find his missing daughter, as the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to try and save the world.
The World of Ghibli. Allows fans to immerse themselves in the amazing worlds from each film created by legendary filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki in this multi-layered interactive experience. Lands to explore include ‘Ponyo’s land, Kiki’s land, Castle’s land, and Totoro’s land.
Behind the Studio. Unprecedented access to all the background, inspiration and process behind he making of ‘Ponyo’ and the inner workings of Studio Ghibli through a series of documentaries. They include all new interviews with Hayao Miyazaki and composer Joe Hisaishi.
Also included in this feature are:
- Creating Ponyo
- Ponyo & Fujimoto
- The Nursery
- Behind the Microphone: The Voice of Ponyo
- Producers Perspective: Telling the Story
- Scoring Miyazaki
- The Scenery in Ghibli
- Original Japanese Trailer