Friday, August 14, 2009


Hayao Miyazaki, the man responsible for two of my very favorite movies in life (Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away) has a new feature film out called Ponyo.

I saw a commercial for it the other night and immediately declared my intent to go see it.

And you know what? It’s HAND-DRAWN. How rare! I mean, why would anyone draw by hand in this day and age?

From an AP news article that came out today: "'I realized that by using computers, what we were doing is that people who could draw by hand, the computer somehow entered in their heads,' Miyazaki said through a translator during an interview."

Computers entering in their heads? Who
wants that? Hand drawing is the only solution!

As if Miyakazi’s previous work did not in itself seal the deal, Tina fey does one of the voices for the US version. It just gets better and better.

Sadly, I probably won't be seeing it until September since I am leaving for vacation Monday and the weekend is pretty packed. That is, unless the film somehow enters in my head…

1 comment:

yer_bot said...

NPR had a wonderful review

here's a quote: [Ponyo has] "images that use the logic of dreams to make the deepest possible connection to our emotions, and to our souls"

whaat?!!! i'm totally sold