Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea / Gake no Ue no Ponyo


#1

[size=16]Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea / Gake no Ue no Ponyo[/size]

English Trailer

[quote]Genres: adventure, magic
Themes: mermaids
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: A young boy, Sosuke, befriends a strange looking goldfish whom he names Ponyo. Unbeknownst to Sosuke, Ponyo is a magic fish who has decided that she wants to live with Sosuke and the other humans. Unfortunately, Ponyo’s decision to give up her underwater life creates a crack in an ancient magic spell, and places the world in danger. Together, Sosuke and Ponyo must set things right.
Running time: 101 minutes
Vintage: 2008-07-19[/quote]
ANN Info Page

English Cast:
Frankie Jonas as Sosuke
Noah Cyrus as Ponyo
Cate Blanchett as Granmamare
Liam Neeson as Fujimoto
Madison Davenport as Kumiko
Matt Damon as Koichi
Tina Fey as Lisa

Betty White
Cloris Leachman
Lily Tomlin


#2

When I first saw the initial designs and images that came out last year, I thought it looked very underwhelming. However, after seeing the JP and now the new US trailer above, it looks pretty interesting. I don’t have as much interest in this as Miyazaki’s recent films, but I’m now definitely looking forward to eventually seeing this. (Will wait for it on DVD or perhaps TV)


#3

It sounds very interesting and promising, tykes. I wish I could see the trailer (QuickTime downloads never work for me, tykes), though.

However, Ponyo doesn’t look much like a fish, or is there something special behind it, tykes?


#4

I liked Ponyo, but there is some classic miyazaki indulgence going on it. For example, when Ponyo is running on the waves next to car… She runs along side of the car dancing on the waves for like FIVE MINUTES. Really, could’ve done with about 30 seconds of it…


#5

Just wondering who is going to see Ponyo tomorrow? I’m taking my mom for her birthday since she is a big Hayao Miyazaki fan.


#6

From what I’ve heard it seems like it’s targeted more at younger audiences than his previous films. :frowning:

Not related to the movie but I can’t stand Disney’s new trailer for it. It’s so ultra-Americanized (the marketing and music, I’m not talking about the localization of the film, that is par for the course it seems with previous Miyazaki films released here, of which I have no problems with). I know they are doing it on the trailer just to try to get a larger audience, but it seems like pandering.

Still do want to see it though as most Miyazaki films are usually good (if not great), but my expectations are significantly lower than usual. I’m waiting to watch it on VOD or DVD.

Be sure to post here what you think of it after you see it! (Use spoiler tag if you’re going to include story spoilers)


#7

[quote=dragoon]
From what I’ve heard it seems like it’s targeted more at younger audiences than his previous films. :frowning:

Not related but I can’t stand Disney’s new trailer for it. It’s so ultra-Americanized. I know they are doing it on the trailer just to try to get a larger audience, but it seems like pandering.

Still do want to see it though as most Miyazaki films are usually good (if not great), but my expectations are significantly lower than usual. I’m waiting to watch it on VOD or DVD.

Be sure to post here what you think of it after you see it! (Use spoiler tag if you’re going to include story spoilers)[/quote]

Dragoon, you seem bitter. Why not give this movie a chance? It may surprise you. I’ve always loved Disney movies, and they may just make this film that much better. After all, Miyazaki did approve Disney for this film.
Slick


#8

Nah, just not that enthused about it as other Miyazaki films. I am giving it a chance though, I’m gonna watch it on VOD (PPV) or DVD.

The hardcore anime blogs fans (who share similar tastes to me) have had mixed reactions to it. PP and Slowhand are not running out to see it either. We’re probably all just gonna wait for DVD.

I didn’t say Disney Americanized the film in a negative way, well no more than usual, and I never had any beef with that aspect. I was talking about the trailer and marketing.


#9

To clarify my above posts, when I’m talking about the trailer that I don’t like, I am talking about the new Trailer released (the second one). I’m not crazy about the Japanese trailer either though, I think I like the first Disney trailer the most. All gave me enough reasons to increase my interest since they showed me more than the still images provided. But, given the movie is for a younger crowd than his past works, based on what I’ve seen so far. While I do want to see it as you say it may surprise me, at this point it’s not something that I’m rushing out to see - I can wait for VOD/PPV or DVD.

I thought the first trailer was fine (see above post from a month ago). PP just mentioned there’s another trailer with Noah Cyrus singing… haven’t seen that one yet.


#10

My issue and reason for not going is kids I can’t stand being in a movie theater with them.

If I see it in the theater it will be if its still playing when kids are back in school.

Otherwise just going to wait for the DVD which is supposed to be out later this year I think.


#11

You could take slowhand’s suggestion and go in a trench coat? :wink:


#12

HAHA
Probably end up in jail or taken out by security.lol


#13

[quote=psychopuppet]
HAHA
Probably end up in jail or taken out by security. Lol[/quote]

Hey, at least you’d have a cool story to tell us here. :stuck_out_tongue:


#14

[quote=psychopuppet]
My issue and reason for not going is kids I can’t stand being in a movie theater with them.

If I see it in the theater it will be if its still playing when kids are back in school.

Otherwise just going to wait for the DVD which is supposed to be out later this year I think.[/quote]

That’s a good point. It is rated G, and that can make it impossible to go to the movies without hearing whining and crying from a half dozen 4 year olds. I’ve been on both sides of that situation, and its a pain in the ars either way. All I know is that if anyone can make a G movie enjoyable, its Disney. I’ll probably see it on DVD, or maybe the drive-in.
Slick


#15

I’ll probably see this eventually. I enjoyed Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service.


#16

My reasons for not going to the theater to see this is, as always, being with small children.

I have nothing against kids in general, it’s just that I like to be able to hear everything being said on the screen (as well as sound effects, etc).

If they were to have some late evening showings, I might consider that. Otherwise, I’ll be waiting for DVD or for it to come on cable.


#17

I wanna see it in the movie theater because I’m a huge fan of Miyazki and I wanna help support him


#18

What other Miyazaki films have you’ve seen. I’ve seen all the ones that came out in America. My favorite is howl’s moving Castle


#19

[quote=miamibaby13]
What other Miyazaki films have you’ve seen. I’ve seen all the ones that came out in America. My favorite is howl’s moving Castle[/quote]

While that is a good question - this is a thread about Ponyo. If you want to make a thread asking about other Miyazki favorites, go ahead.


#20

lol I’ll stick to Ponyo then. my bad