Ponyo by the Sea

Ponyo has to be one of my favorite animated movies ever. This take no bullshit fish girl is my spirit animal/person-and her crankiness reminds me of my youngest daughter, Evelyn. This drawing is from the scene where Ponyo sees Sosuke after releasing her sorcerer father’s Water of Life, a young boy who rescued her and brought her along on his daily adventures when she was just a goldfish. My children and I love this re-imagination of the Little Mermaid (more than the original Disney movie, I think).