Ponyo, a goldfish princess from beneath the sea befriends a small boy during a forbidden excursion to the surface. She longs to become human and the longer she spends in is company, the more human she becomes. Ponyo's father arrives to take her back to her undersea home but her desire to return to the surface is so strong that breaks free but in doing so endangers the human world above. A magical retelling of The Little Mermaid legend by acclaimed director Hiyako Miyazaki and world famous animation house Studio Ghibli.