In a small town by the sea lives five year-old Sosuke, high on a cliff overlooking the Inland Sea. One morning while playing on the rocky beach below his house, he discovers a goldfish named Ponyo, her head stuck in a jam jar. Sosuke rescues Ponyo and keeps her in a green plastic bucket.
Both Ponyo and Sosuke are fascinated by each other and promise to stay firm friends until Ponyo’s father – once human, now a sorcerer who lives deep under the sea – forces her to return with him to the ocean depths. What follows is an amazing underwater adventure for all ages…
“Miyazaki’s breathtakingly expressive hand-drawn images capture the joyous adventure of childhood so acutely that it brings tears to the eyes. He treats children with the kind of respect they deserve, he has faith in them... It really is a must-see.”– Pier Leach, SUBIACO POST
“... it’s hard to imagine a better kids’ movie than PONYO. Magic.”– Alex Lucas, EMPIRE
Film Of The Week: “...gorgeously poetic...”– SUNDAY AGE
“...charming, amusing and firmly anchored in a child’s point of view.”– Roger Moore, SUNDAY MAIL BRISBANE
“... those willing to take the plunge will be rewarded with sights and sensations that take them back to their childhood.”– Mark Naglazas, WEST AUSTRALIAN