Ponyo on Blu-Ray - Here Are the Screenshots

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Ponyo on Blu-Ray Disc. These images come from a trailer on Disney's newly-released Race to Witch Mountain. You might want to rent that movie and see how Ponyo looks on your plasma screen.

I wanted to add in some commentary from the video producer who tipped me to these images, but that's going to take a couple extra posts. For this post, we'll focus on the good news of the hour - the screenshots. Please keep in mind that these are snapshots from the trailer, and when review copies of the BD become available, they should look better still.

As always, click on the photos to see them in their fullest size. You can see all the Ponyo photos here.


Jay Gunn said...

Looks beautiful! The region 2 DVDs do look very nice when upscaled on my PS3 (such as the Japanese DVD of Ponyo) but I'm sure the bluray will look even better.
I don't suppose anyone knows what region the US or Japanese Bluray will be yet? With the UK cinema release not stated until Feb 2010 I'm rather miffed at the wait to see Ponyo in all it's glory.
Also what is the release date for Ponyo on bluray as I am in Japan at the end of Sept.

returnofthesmith said...

Amazing, you can see every stroke of the brush! I CAN NOT wait to get my first Ghibli blu ray!

P.S. Thanks for the beautiful wallpapers!

Katie Johnson said...

This makes me really wish I had a blu-ray player. Or a plasma TV.

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

@katie: You can get a BD-ROM player for your computer for as little as $79. I have one attached to my computer. And regular Blu-Ray players are getting cheaper and cheaper. For me, the big expense at the moment would be the flatscreen tv.

@jay: The Japanese Blu-Ray will be released on December 8. The Ponyo Blu-Ray will also be released in Australia and the USA in December.

greentea said...

I don't think I've seen a better demonstration of the watercolor look in this movie. That image with Sosuke stepping in the water especially.. it looks beautiful and simple, not trying for realism. And there seems to be some pastel or chalk mixed with the watercolor too.

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

The art style in this movie is very intuitive. It's not obsessed with "realism," as if animation can ever be called real. These are paintings that know they are paintings.

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