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New Studio Ghibli Movie From Miyazaki: Ponyo on a Cliff

May 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

I love Studio Ghibli movies by Hayao Miyazaki. They are moving, eloquent, childish – yet mature, wonderful, wonderful. Call it anime, or cartoons, but they are really much, much more than that – they beat the Disney movies hands down.

So it’s not without reason that I am excited about a new Studio Ghibli movie, Ponyo on a Cliff (Gake no ue no Ponyo). The movie is slated for a Summer 2008 release. All we know now is that it is the story of Sasuke, a five-year-old boy , and a Princess Goldfish (Ponyo) that wants to become human. The movie will be produced by the traditional hand-drawn method.
Ponyo On a Cliff Poster

Miyazaki’s grandson has been chosen as the model for the 5-year-old boy. About 70-80% of the film, which apparently shares some thematic elements with The Little Mermaid, takes place at sea. Miyazaki and the Ghibli staff have been location hunting in the vicinity of Tomo-no-Ura. — ICv2 News

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