We are only weeks away from the American premier of Miyazaki's Ponyo. Are you getting excited yet? On the July 4 weekend, the trailer will appear in theatres, and the rollout should begin shortly after. Here are a few excellent photos to admire and enjoy.
Every time I see screenshots from Ponyo, I have to pinch myself and remember: everything is hand-drawn. Many shots are extremely complex and detailed and could easily be achieved by CGI. But Miyazaki is on a mission to defend traditional animation. Like John Henry, he's going to beat that machine even if it kills him.
This movie deserves to be a hit. And if anyone can upset Pixar's annual Oscar appointment, it's Miyazaki.