Ponyo

New York Times Critics' Pick
101 mins.
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
G
English
2008

Welcome to a world where anything is possible! Hayao Miyazaki brings to life a heartwarming and imaginative telling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid.

Perfect for audiences of all ages, PONYO centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother.

After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film.


"To watch the image of a young girl burbling with laughter as she runs atop cresting waves in PONYO is to be reminded of how infrequently the movies seem to express joy now, how rarely they sweep us up in ecstatic reverie." - Manohla Dargis. A New York Times Critics' Pick!