Maybe it’s all of the chaos happening right now in the world, or perhaps the tragedies that are affecting some people close to me, but I was in need of something to buoy my spirits. So imagine my joy when I saw that the trailer for Ponyo, the latest film from Hayao Miyazaki, was now on Apple’s trailer page.
After an initial viewing, it’s apparent that Miyazaki made good on his word to go back to a simpler animation style. Gone is much of the CGI and the designs and animation are much more basic. Nevertheless, I was completely entranced by the trailer’s halfway point.
Ponyo will be released here in the States on August 14. More information on the film, including some potential spoilers, can be found at GhibliWiki.