Gake No Ue No Ponyo
English Title: Ponyo On The CliffGake No Ue No Ponyo (Ponyo On The Cliff, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea) (2008) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Studio Ghibli, Nihon Telebi [Nippon Television Network Corporation], Dentsu [DENTSU Music And Entertainment], Hakuhodo DYMP [Hakuhodo DY Media Partners], Dizunţ [The Walt Disney Company], Mitsubishi Shouji [Mitsubishi], Toho [Toho Company]
- Animated Characters: Ponyo, Ponyo No Ky˘dai, S˘suke, Fujimoto, Risa, Guranmamare, K˘ichi, Anchorman, Kayo, Kumiko, Mother, Yoshie, Karen, Toki.
English Version: Gran Mamare, Ponyo, Koichi, Lisa, Sosuke, The Newscaster, Yoshie, Fujimoto, Kumiko, Toki, Noriko, Old Woman on Boat.
- Awards: Nominee, Annie Award, Directing in a Feature Production, Hayao Miyazaki, 2010.
Nominee, Annie Award, Music in a Feature Production, Joe Hisaishi, 2010.
Asian Film Award, Best Composer, Joe Hisaishi, 2009.
Nominee, Asian Film Award, Best Film, 2009.
Nominee, Asian Film Award, Best Director, Hayao Miyazaki, 2009.
Award of the Japanese Academy, Best Animation Film, 2009.
Award of the Japanese Academy, Best Film Score, Joe Hisaishi, 2009.
Ofuji Noburo Award, Mainichi Film Concours, 2009.
Future Film Festival Digital Award - Special Mention, Hayao Miyazaki, Venice Film Festival, 2008.
Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award, Hayao Miyazaki, Venice Film Festival, 2008.
Nominee, Golden Lion, Hayao Miyazaki, Venice Film Festival, 2008.
- Originally Released in 2008.
- Running Time: 108 minutes.
English Titles: "Ponyo On The Cliff," "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea," "Ponyo On A Cliff."
Cartoon Production Information:
Miyazaki based the five-year-old boy of the story on his grandson, the son of "Tales From Earthsea" director Goro Miyazaki.
Instead of supplementing 2-D animation with even more computer-generated work, as Studio Ghibli had done in recent years, Miyazaki intends to make the new cartoon with a hand-painted look resembling pastel watercolors.
Miyazaki will "go back to his origins and use not any CG," said Studio Ghibli president Toshio Suzuki. "Instead, he will use simple, childlike drawings. He intends to make something different from his previous films."
Ponyo is set by the sea. The setting is inspired by Miyazaki's 2005 stay on Japan's Inland Sea, famous for its scenic views.
Working title: "Untitled Hayao Miyazaki Project.."
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