Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo Screening at Comic-Con Next Week
Yep, next week is Comic-Con. It'll be an exciting time for everyone, even if you're not going to be there in San Diego. One extra special event that I wanted to make mention of is a screening of Hayao Miyazaki's new movie Ponyo that our friends at HitFix are hosting. They've partnered with Disney to present the English dubbed version of Ponyo on Friday, July 24th, starting at 8:00PM. Best of all, though, is that the legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki himself will be there. He will be introducing the film alongside of HitFix's Drew McWeeny - which is very rare occurrence and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don't miss this screening!
"It's been ten years since Hayao Miyazaki came to America to promote Princess Mononoke, the first of his films to get a major push theatrically here," McWeeny explains on HitFix. "This is a family movie in every sense of the word. It's about family, it's for families, it celebrates the importance of family." The screening is first come, first serve, so you don't need any tickets or passes or anything. That means you might as well expect a VERY long line. For more information, head over to HitFix. And if you haven't seen the trailer for Ponyo yet, you can watch two different versions here and here. I'll probably be at this, so see you there!