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Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo Prepares for U.S. Theatrical Return


It’s almost time for another beloved Studio Ghibli film to return to U.S. theaters, this time with the big screen revival of Hayao Miyazaki’s 2008 feature Ponyo. This one is coming back as part of the ongoing Studio Ghibli Fest 2022, and tickets are now available for showings at select theaters in the middle of this month.

Showings are on the way in both subtitled and dubbed form, as you’ll see in the schedule below.

  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 – 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, May 16, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

You can find out more and grab tickets via the official website. 


Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film.

Source: Press release