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Ponyo (R1/US BD) in March - Artwork added

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Ponyo on 2nd March 2010. The latest film from director Hayao Miyazaki is inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Little Mermaid” and also incorporates a very contemporary concern for nature. The plot centres around a goldfish named Ponyo who befriends a five-year-old human boy, Sōsuke, and wants to become a human girl.

Priced at $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc and $29.99 SRP on 2-Disc DVD, extras include:

  • The World of Ghibli- Allows fans to immerse themselves in the amazing worlds from each film created by legendary filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki in this multi-layered interactive experience. Lands to explore include:
    • Ponyo’s Land
    • Kiki’s Land
    • Castle’s Land
    • Totoro’s Land
  • Behind the Studio- Unprecedented access to all the background, inspiration and process behind the making of Ponyo and the inner workings of Studio Ghibli through a series of documentaries. They include all new interviews with Hayao Miyazaki, and composer Joe Hisaishi. Also included in this feature are:
    • Creating Ponyo
    • Ponyo & Fujimoto
    • The Nursery
    • Behind the Microphone: The Voice of Ponyo
    • Producers Perspective: Telling the Story
    • Scoring Miyazaki
    • The Scenery in Ghibli
    • Original Japanese Trailer

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