ponyo

A trailer for the English dubbed version of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s latest feature has been released. Walt Disney Pictures is behind the American distribution of Ponyo, which will appear on over 800 screens across the country. If you’re one of the few people who won’t see Transformers this weekend, the film’s trailer will play in front of My Sister’s Keeper which opens this Friday.

If you can’t wait until then, you can check out the trailer right now after the jump.

Here’s a short description of Ponyo courtesy of /Film.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaidthe film tells the story of a baby goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) who desires to be a human, and gets her wish. She runs away from her home in the sea and befriends a five-year-old human boy named Sosuke (Frankie Jonas).

The animation for this film looks gorgeous! It does remind me of The Little Mermaid, which is one of my favorite Disney films. As for casting, I’m not even going to refer to the use of Cyrus and Jonas Jr. in this film, because we all know Disney likes to keep it in the family. The movie also stars Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, and Tina FeyPonyo debuts in theaters later this summer on August 14.

What do you think of Miyazaki’s latest animated film?