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PONYO

A Tale Of Mischief, Fun and Friendship
Memorable characters, imaginative visuals and irresistible charm make this latest masterpiece from the visionary Miyazaki an unforgettable film-going experience. Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) is a mischievous and adventurous little goldfish, who drifts away from the undersea home she shares with her father, the wizard Fujimoto (voiced by Liam Neeson), and hundreds of little sisters. Far from her home, she meets Sosuke (voiced by Frankie Jonas), a 5-year-old boy who lives by the sea with his mother Lisa (voiced by Tina Fey). Sosuke gently cares for his new pet and quickly wins Ponyo's heart.

Ponyo's father, desperate for his daughter to return to their undersea home, uses his magic to bring her back, much to Ponyo's dismay. But Ponyo, ever the stubborn little goldfish, longs to return to her special friend. She magically transforms herself into a little girl and finds her way back to Sosuke's house where she and her friend embark on a series of adventures. "In one of my favorite scenes, Ponyo arrives at Sosuke's house as a girl while a storm rages,” says Lasseter. "Sosuke's mother makes noodles for her—which she discovers she loves. It's so special, because Ponyo is a little girl but she's a brand-new little girl and everything is brand new to her.”

But Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the delicate balance of nature and triggers a gigantic storm. Only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess (voiced by Cate Blanchett), can restore nature's balance and perhaps make Ponyo's dreams come true.

"‘PONYO' transcends age groups: everybody enjoys this film,” says Lasseter. "I've watched it with many audiences and people are truly entertained by it. There's a depth and a beauty to the film; it really works for all ages.”

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