Ponyo: Blu Ray Review
Ponyo Blu Ray
Released by Madman Entertainment
Finally unleashed on Blu Ray (but frustratingly not in its original
Japanese form) Ponyo remains a masterpiece.
5-year-old boy, Sosuke (voiced by Frankie Jonas) adopts a goldfish (the titular
Ponyo played by Noah Cyrus)when she emerges from the sea one day having escaped
from her father, the king of the ocean (voiced by Liam Neeson.)
However their friendship is torn apart as quickly as
it's begun after the seas reclaim her. But Ponyo works a way out to become human
and return to her friend - yet, her desire could signal the end of the world.
The story's great and the animation looks
beautiful on Blu Ray - but it's the wealth of extra features that should be the
reason you throw out the DVD and upgrade to this. With intimate looks behind the
scenes, interviews with the director and storyboards, plus a meeting between
John Lasseter of Pixar and Miyazaki, this is essential stuff.
Just a real shame the Japanese version is not there&