After running away from the sea she calls home, an effervescent young fish-girl is rescued and befriended by a five-year-old human boy called Sosuke. Naming her Ponyo, Sosuke soon comes to realise the heartbreaking impracticality of their budding romance. Anime maestro Miyazaki’s tenth feature is his eighth under the Ghibli banner, and the fifth to be released theatrically by Disney. Laced with the fantastical exuberance that has become synonymous with the Japanese studio, PONYO harks back to the thematic timelessness and poetic charms of MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO (1988). It is as visually alluring a fairytale as you are ever likely to see.