The second trailer for Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea is now playing in Japanese theatres. This is the formal preview, and should provide enough incentive to get everyone excited for next month. Also, a new trailer aired this week on the NHK television network. I'll try my best to beg my secret sources for a copy to show. In any case, I'm sure we'll see the fan bootlegs making their way online sooner or later.
As for the American release, I'm still assuming a summer 2009 release, with the full backing of Pixar and the usual bullshit resistance from the Disney suits. Just to remind everyone, Howl's Moving Castle played on 202 screens in its first week in the US. Two hundred and two. That was chopped down to 37 screens for week two.
202. 37. Sigh.