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Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo Looks Awesome and Adorable

Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo Looks Awesome and Adorable

The new English-language trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's upcoming animated feat Ponyo (or Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea) is absolutely adorable and features a star-studded cast (Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey, Cate Blanchett, Betty White, and more) voicing the characters. The story follows "a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human." The movie opens in the US on Aug. 14.

Disney is distributing the Japanese anime production, which has received a G rating, the first G rating for a Miyazaki movie since 1988. Apparently, "Miyazaki was intimately involved with the hand-drawn animation in Ponyo. . . . This level of detailed drawing resulted in an astonishing 170,000 separate images — a record for a Miyazaki film."

The trailer really is a treat to watch, so to check it out


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gennifer22 gennifer22 8 years
I love Miyazaki films. The art is so beautiful and the characters are interesting. Howl's Moving Castle was my favorite.
pargie pargie 8 years
Oh I love his work! My favorites are Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, and KiKi's Delivery Service.
Lyngay Lyngay 8 years
Can't wait to see this! Miyazaki makes the best movies. :D
McSquish McSquish 8 years
Hmm. Not my cup of tea. I will pass on this one. I have never been one for anime.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
Awesome! I love Hayao Miyazaki's films.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
I was in Tokyo last summer and it was playing there everywhere. I am surprised how long it took to get here. I would have seen it there but my inability to understand Japanese was a deterrent. I will definitely see it!
bleached bleached 8 years
Bleached hearts Miyazaki.
Phil Phil 8 years
Oh, it's finally coming stateside! Watching anything made with the heartful toil that Miyazaki often pours into his works creates such a unique feeling of fervor, even if it's just a trailer. I'm so grateful that Miyazaki has never converted his art into 3D, favoring hand rendered scenes rather than computer rendered scenes. Disney/Pixar is, too, consistent with their excellency in creating 3D animated films, but Miyazaki's traditional 2D approach to animation achieves a depth and a relateability that would be impossible to render by today's 3D animation conventions. As with all Miyazaki films dubbed when Disney acquired the distribution rights to Studio Ghibli films, the voices in the trailer seemed beautifully cast. It's great to see such talented people lending their voice to what's sure to be another classic. Miyazaki's Thoreauvian admiration for the environment really shows, and I think it interesting to see how this admiration has matured since Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, and Princess Mononoke. But, enough gushing. I can't wait!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Looks good! I love Miyazaki's work. I can't wait to see this. In fact, last night, I just watched an older anime of his -- Porco Rosso. Also, I love hand-drawn animation. As much as I appreciate good CG work, there is NO substitute for good hand-drawn work. Nothing beats a good hand-drawn animation.
boxem180 boxem180 8 years
I want to go to there.
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