I just wanted to give a shout-out to The Blu-Ray Blog, for breaking the latest scoop on Ponyo's US DVD and Blu-Ray releases. You can read their Ponyo post here. Great work, guys!
Hmm...looking closer at the DVD + plush package, I'm noticing that the DVD name-drops Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." Interesting. You always have to do this sort of thing with Americans, in order to get them to try something new. If it works, it works. I think the stuffed Ponyo will help sell the movie more than anything.