Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ponyo!


Hayao Miyazaki is coming out with another film in the U.S. I'm so excited! I loved Howl's Moving Castle. This one looks a little funky, but then again, what Japanese cartoon isn't a little strange to the American eye? Just as with Spirited Away, Disney is still carrying Miyazaki's films here. I kind of have mixed feelings about Disney because I was once indoctrinated with stories of how they borrow cartoon ideas from other countries and take all the credit (and the money). Ever heard of Kimba the White Lion? That was the name of the original Japanese cartoon from the 1960's that Disney supposedly took and made into The Lion King. Kimba, Simba. See any similarities?


Photos from wikipedia.org

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