This clip features three TV ads for Ponyo, pretty standard stuff, but the second ad immediately grabbed my attention. It's identical to a tie-in toy commercial Studio Ghibli made for Spirited Away, which appears on the Region 2 Ghibli Short Short DVD. I didn't check to see if the director's name was shown during this ad, but I'll be sure to check on that. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the same Ghibli team. It's always fun to see something from them.
Meanwhile, Ponyo continues to tear it up in Japan. Clearly it will be the movie event of the year by a country mile. Hayao Miyazaki's movies are like that. I'm looking forward to next year's (again, it's just my educated guess at this point) Disney/Pixar release of Ponyo in the States. This may be the children's film that Disney has been waiting all these years for.