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Still shot from the movie: Ponyo.


Director Hayao Miyazaki uses his famous Japanese anime style to bring this tale to life. Ponyo is a mermaid-like creature who wants to be human. When she swims away from her watery home, she is befriended by a young boy willing to help her realize her dream. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 14 Aug 2009
Video Release: 02 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: G
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Disney (who distributes this film in North America) told a similar fishy story in The Little Mermaid. Other young boys befriend sea-creatures in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep and Mee-shee The Water Giant.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 2 March 2010
Ponyo released to DVD (2-Disc Collector’s Edition) and Blu-ray (Combo Pack)with the following bonus extras:
- The World Of Ghibli (an interactive experience).
- Meet Ponyo—Introduction by the producers.
- Storyboard presentation of the movie.

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