On Friday, August 14 we're excited to open Ponyo, the newest film from one of the world's finest animators Hayao Miyazaki. The positive reviews are already coming in, and the critics seem to agree that while Ponyo is one of Miyazaki's cuter, more kid-friendly films of late, the fantastic, fluid sense of wonder which distinguished some of his earlier films (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) remains decidedly intact.
David Edelstein of New York Magazine eloquently explains what makes Miyazaki's movies, and Ponyo in particular, so fascinating and pleasurable. He writes, "Nothing in Miyazaki's universe ever stops transforming... Miyazaki proves why two-dimensional hand-drawn animation will always be more thrilling than 3-D: It doesn't need to pretend to be bound by the laws of physics. The borders between flesh and spirit are infinitely porous."
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