Good news for all Ghibli Freaks in France: Ponyo will see its release on DVD and Blu-Ray this December 23. There are four releases in all: standard DVD, deluxe DVD (which includes storyboards), Blu-Ray (includes storyboards), and Blu-Ray + DVD combo.
The prices range from 19.99-29.99 Euros. Bonus materials include tv spots, press conferences, and numerous interviews with the production staff: Hayao Miyazaki (writer/director), Toshio Suzuki (producer), Katsuya Kondo (animation director), Noboru Yoshida (art director), Michiyo Yasuda (in her final film as color designer), Shuji Inoue (sound designer), and Joe Hisaishi (composer).
It will be interesting to see which of these features will appear on the eventual North American Ponyo release, which has been delayed until next year. Needless to say, we're all extremely jealous. This is like looking at presents that Santa took out of his sack and locked in the closet. French kids get Ponyo. We're getting socks.