Year: 2008
USA: Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White, Kurt Knutsson, Jennessa Rose, Betty White, Carlos Alazraqui, Bob Bergen, Johanna Braddy, Marsha Clark, John Cygan, Jennifer Darling, Madison Davenport, Crispin Freeman, Jess Harnell, Ella Dale Lewis, Sherry Lynn, Danny Mann, Mona Marshall, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Jan Rabson
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Country: Japan
USA: 100 mins
UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: G
UK Certificate: U contains very mild threat
USA Release Date: 12 August 2009
UK Release Date: 5 February 2010

UK Distributor


Breathtaking animation combined with thrilling storytelling, PONYO is the latest film from the internationally acclaimed Studio Ghibli (SPIRITED AWAY, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE), encapsulates everything that makes the studio's output so unique. Directed by Academy Award winning director Hayao Miyazari (SPIRITED AWAY) takes the audience on a magical new adventure that celebrates the power of innocent love and the beauty of the natural world in his latest animated triumph, PONYO.

Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, PONYO is a story about a young and over eager goldfish called Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus), whose dream and goal is to become human.