Miyazaki's Ponyo opens on August 14

Advance word says that Japanese anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film – which mixes Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid” with Japanese folk tales – is another masterpiece, this time aimed at five years olds. Miyazaki has opted for a simpler style of animation to tell his fairy tale, relying on old-fashioned hand-drawn cells with pastel colors instead of sharply defined computer-generated imagery. “I don’t think high quantities and density of information have any relation with the appeal of animation. I tried 3D and don’t hate it, though I found hand drawing is able to tell more than that.” Says Ghibl World.com: “The animation is so realistic and complex, it is as if Miyazaki’s soul is telling his audience “I will show you my power!!
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