Disney’s Buena Vista Home Entertainment will release Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film Ponyo on DVD on March 2nd, 2010.  Ponyo will be available in three iterations, a Standard Edition ($29.99), a 2-disc Special Edition that comes with a plush Ponyo figure ($34.99), and a Blu-ray ($39.99) version that will include all the extras from the Special Edition though according to Nausicca.net it will not come with the plush figure. 


Ponyo, which has earned over $15 million in North American theaters, is Miyazaki’s highest grossing film ever in the U.S.  Given the track record of previous Miyazaki DVD releases it is almost a foregone conclusion that Ponyo will be the #1 anime DVD release of 2010 and it should stimulate sales of the Miyazaki backlist as well.