Doors open at 9:15am for pre-show activities hosted by the gang from Mildred & Dildred Toy Store! Pre-show activities at the 10:00am show only.
Thanks to our Film Sponsor for Ponyo: Joe F. Tarver, P.C.
Welcome to a world where anything is possible! Legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki brings to life this heartwarming and magical story, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid.
“That rare children’s movie that actually taps into the unique imaginative power of a child’s mind.” – Ian Buckwalter, DCist
A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery before Ponyo’s father, a powerful sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea. But Ponyo’s desire to be human upsets the delicate balance of nature and triggers a gigantic storm. Only Ponyo’s mother, a beautiful sea goddess named Gran Mamare, can restore nature’s balance and make Ponyo’s dreams come true. As can be expected from Miyazaki, Ponyo is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder, propelled by stunning, hand-drawn animation that creates fantastic moments suggesting a dream – but it’s the tender love, humor and devotion shared by Ponyo and Souke that form the emotional heart of the film.(Dir. by Hayao Miyazaki, 2008, Japan, dubbed in English, 101 mins., Rated G)
Thanks to our Loft Kids Fest program sponsors: Presidio Schools, UA Health Sciences Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Trail Dust Town, Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, Broadway in Tucson, Long Realty Cares and Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program!