Whuzzap Miyazaki: Gake no ue no Ponyo

by Irma Arkus

Hayao Miyazaki, master of all Studio Ghibli, is in thralls of a new animated feature, “Gake no ue no Ponyo.”

Roughly translated as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (I can totally envision the loss of the “by the sea” bit, no?), film is centered on a princess of the goldfish kind, yearning to become human. Ponyo, the goldfish, meets a little boy, S?suke, who helps her in her grand adventure.

The inspiration for the film is of course, Little Mermaid, the tale of the goldfish and Japanese folklore.

The first trailer is available HERE