Gake no ue no Ponyo
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Ponyo (US title)
(Japan, 2008, 99 minutes)
The daughter of a wizard and a sea goddess is rescued by a young boy; she decides to become human and join him in dry land, but in doing so unleashes the magical powers of the sea. Whimsical animated fairy tale that is aimed at younger audiences than usual for this director, but is so dazzlingly animated and cheerfully goofy that even older audiences will be charmed.
A Toho Company release of a Studio Ghibli production, presented by Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DYMP, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Mitsubishi Shoji, Toho Company. With the voices of Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kazushige Nagashima, Yuki Amami, Joji Tokoro, Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi. Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki; produced by Toshio Suzuki; music by Joe Hisaishi; animation supervisor, Katsuya Kondo; film editor, Takeshi Seyama.