Ponyo, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" is an animated film by the Japanese anime studio Studio - Ghibli, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The plot centers on a juvenile fish named Ponyo who wants to become a human girl. In pursuing her goal, she befriends a five-year-old human boy, Sosuke. The film's story was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid."
The plot is centered on a fish girl, or mermaid, who runs away from her home in the sea. She ends up stranded on the shore and is rescued by Sosuke, a five year old boy who lives on a cliff. After taking a great liking to her, Sosuke names her Ponyo and vows to protect her forever. Meanwhile, her father, Fujimoto, is looking for his daughter, upset that she ran away. He calls his wave spirits to return Ponyo to him. Sosuke is heartbroken by this, and goes home with his mother, Lisa, who tries to cheer him up, but to no avail...