Ponyo trailer online
A trailer has arrived online for Ponyo, the English dubbed release of Hayao Miyazaki's animated Gake no ue no Ponyo which features a wealth of acting talent lending their voices to the film, including Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson and Lily Tomlin.
The trailer looks typical anime, but hints at some amazing visuals, particularly of the water rising and tidal waves. The blurb for the film follows, including the trailer.
The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human.
Is the official blurb for the story of Ponyo (Gake no ue no Ponyo), and the trailer is showing over at The Guardian, although they are too mean to share. It's an interesting trailer, but apart from the voice talent I don't know if there's enough to hook me into it.
How do you feel about it? Does anime have enough to attract you to the cinema anyway? Is this just going to be an art-house and critics hit?