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Studio Ghibli's Ponyo Coming to Blu-ray in 2010

Posted October 31, 2009 10:22 AM by Josh Dreuth

Walt Disney StudiosWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring the Studio Ghibli animated feature 'Ponyo' to Blu-ray on March 2nd, day-and-date with the DVD release. Technical specs have not been announced at this time, but you can expect to see a 1080p AVC video presentation accompanied by a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

The only special feature released thus far is "a fabulous journey into the world of Ghibli', but it will not feature the making of documentary found on the Japanese release.

Those of you picking up a copy of 'Up' or 'Monster's Inc.' on November 10th will notice that the accompanying insert states 'Ponyo' will be released on December 8th, day-and-date with the Japanese release. This is incorrect, and the US release has been delayed until March, as noted above.


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News comments (29 comments)



tyz
  Oct 31, 2009
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Anything from the mastermind of Miyazaki finding its home on Blu-ray is a blessing! I will surely be adding this one to my collection. Now how long until the rest of his body of work follows suit?

Ray O. Blu
  Oct 31, 2009
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Will be a gem on Blu. Love to see Spirited Away also.

razorsharp84
  Oct 31, 2009
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Hopefully this paves the way for the previous Ghibli releases, especially Spirited Away.
Titanicfave
  Oct 31, 2009
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This movie looked so cute!!! day 1 pick up!!

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MOONPHASE
  Oct 31, 2009
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Great news I love Ponyo and thought it was a great movie so can't wait

bajor27
  Oct 31, 2009
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Hope to see at least one other release tied in with this one, but I'm looking forward to seeing this in the beauty of Blu

GenPion
  Oct 31, 2009
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Awesome news. This is a must own. I hope more Miyazaki comes out on Blu-ray soon.

SolidusMcCloud
  Oct 31, 2009
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saw this when it came out and i gotta say its probably the cutest movie Miyazaki has done!

assydingo
  Oct 31, 2009
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so good to have it finally confirmed!

Trogdor2010
  Oct 31, 2009
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I found myselt crying in tears of happiness and I wanted to stay in the theater just hoping to see more of it. My favorite Hayao Myasaki film, a pure delight.

blubryant
  Oct 31, 2009
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Only Miyazaki movie I haven't seen, saw a preview on one of the disney blus. I think Snow White, but it looked fantastic. Really hope they release some of his masterpieces on Blu.

Bizdady
  Oct 31, 2009
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Why is it taking so long for the BD? JP got this long ago. Love this movie so will definately wait.

Randy Watson
  Oct 31, 2009
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I would definetly get this and gladly double dip for Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and Grave of the Fireflies.

andsoitgoes
  Oct 31, 2009
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I want this as much as I want Totoro. Favorite movies for my children, and great morals behind them as well.

Cannot wait for Spirited Away and hope there is BR treatment for other movies like Kiki's Delivery Service, etc.

Seretur
  Oct 31, 2009
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Hopefully the new doc is somewhat comprehensive. A BD release just in time for holidays would be a great way to introduce American audiences to the wonders of Miyazaki-san and Ghibli, and create an audience of new converts.

Pity about the lack of more features, but at least the feature specs sound top notch. Can't wait.

L-san
  Oct 31, 2009
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Very nice. Definitely looking forward to picking this up when it's released.

SellmeyourDVD
  Oct 31, 2009
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GIVE ME SOME PRINCESS MONONOKE!!!!!!

But I will get this for sure

DjMethod
  Nov 01, 2009
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Better late than never! Glad to see our first Miyazaki blu.
lazygarfield
  Nov 01, 2009
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March? SEVEN MONTHS after theatrical release? No wonder Piracy is ramping up... you cant make people wait that long..

RIKANA
  Nov 01, 2009
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Well that sucks. I was looking forward to this release:(

Josh... Add tinker bells panflet aswell.


So sad....


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moothemagiccow
  Nov 01, 2009
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I'm really hoping to see some more Miyazaki films come along with it to bluray, but the only film I don't own on DVD is Howl's Moving Castle.

mugen302005
  Nov 01, 2009
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Sad it is still along way to March release, I was hoping to enjoy this with the family on Christmas. Well, at least it has been confirmed. I just hope that they don't put it off longer in the coming months...Who knows!!Good movie. Not the best, but nice enough to guarantee a purchase.
kaikou
  Nov 01, 2009
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Here's to hoping for a release style that is similar to the "waves" of Ghibli on DVD.

Leshita
  Nov 02, 2009
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Cannot wait for more Ghibli Blu-ray releases! I might hold out to see if I should get the Hong Kong releases or the Disney ones though, the reason being that I watched a few of the films originally as a child in Cantonese and thus has some level of sentimental attachment to the dub in that particular language.

gavydizzle
  Nov 02, 2009
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Loved this in theatres, def not my fav Ghibli film (Howls is def my fav), but will be picking this (and any other miyazaki) up day one.

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Dubstar
  Nov 02, 2009
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I'm hoping the US edition mirrors the Japanese release in that the DTS track has all 6.1 channels of sound. One wonders if Disney will be plugging this for some sort of Oscar nomination/win since the release is literally right after the ceremony.

BLURAYSONYES
  Nov 03, 2009
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Ive had Ponyo DVD from Japan since early this year.....but on bluray..cant wait!
scratchy
  Nov 03, 2009
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I would have preferred to have it sooner, just hope that other Ghibli movies will follow shortly after Ponyo.

Porco Azzurro
  Nov 04, 2009
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The Japanese Blu-ray is out in December. Ludicrously it's still not been out theatrically in the UK! I bought Japanese DVD a while back.


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