year-old Sosuke lives 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 fast in a jam jar. Sosuke rescues
her and keeps her in a green plastic pail.
Ponyo is fascinated by Sosuke. Sosuke feels the same about Ponyo. He
tells her, “Don’t worry, I’ll protect you and take
care of you.” But Ponyo’s father Fujimoto?once human, now
a sorcerer who lives deep under the sea?forces her to return with him
to the ocean depths.
“I want to be human!” Ponyo declares, and determined to
become a little girl and make her way back to Sosuke, Ponyo escapes.
But before she does, she empties the Water of Life, Fujimoto’s
precious store of magical elixir, into the ocean.
The sea waters rise. Ponyo’s sisters are transformed into enormous
fish-shaped tidal waves that climb as high as Sosuke’s house on
the cliff. The chaos of the ocean world envelops Sosuke’s little
town and it sinks beneath the waves.
A little girl and a little boy. Love and responsibility. The sea and
life itself. In an age of nervous anxiety and uncertainty, PONYO ON
THE CLIFF BY THE SEA is Hayao Miyazaki’s unreserved depiction
of the story of a mother and her child.
||Region A - Americas (North, Central and South
except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong,
Macau and Taiwan)
||January 26, 2010
||Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin
||English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese
6.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
||Intercontinental Video (HK)
- 4 Hours Special Features with Chinese subtitle