Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff Japanese Trailer
by Alex Billington
July 19, 2008
The first trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's latest film, Ponyo on the Cliff, has been discovered online and can be seen below. I have an immense appreciation for Hayao Miyazaki's animation and will always support all of his films. Ponyo on the Cliff is a more light-hearted film, similar to My Neighbor Totoro or Kiki's Delivery Service, but still looks quite amusing. I know for certain that even animators who work at Pixar are still inspired by Miyazaki's work. He continues to impress and dazzle in the 2D animation world and Ponyo on the Cliff looks just as vivid as all of his previous films. The trailer is completely in Japanese, so although it's hard to get a grasp on the story, the visuals are certainly still mesmerizing to watch.
Ponyo on the Cliff tells the story of a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human. Even if you don't understand Japanese, you should be able to get most of this trailer.
Watch the trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff:
You can find more info on this movie at the official website: ghibli.jp/ponyo.
Ponyo on the Cliff is both written and directed by master animator Hayao Miyazaki, of Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle previously, and was animated at the legendary Studio Ghibli. The Toho Company just released the film in theaters in Japan this weekend. Disney will distribute Ponyo on the Cliff in America hopefully sometime later in 2008.