Excellent news! Ponyo will premier in the US on 750 screens in August.
For reference sake, Miyazaki's previous feature film, Howl's Moving Castle, premiered on 202 screens. It seems our optimism was warrented, and Studio Ghibli will be given its proper due in American moviehouses at last.
I've long believed that any Ghibli movie could become a hit in the United States if given the proper exposure. It seems we are about to put that theory to the test.
Thanks to FilmJerk.com for the news.