Japanese Anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki’s anime combo of “The Little Mermaid” and Japanese folklore receives a limited release, including a stint at the Arclight beginning at midnight on Thursday, August 13.
Advance word says that Miyazaki’s latest film is another masterpiece, this time aimed at five years olds. Miyazaki has opted for a simpler style of animation to tell his fairy tale, relying on old-fashioned hand-drawn cells with pastel colors instead of sharply defined computer-generated imagery. “I don’t think high quantities and density of information have any relation with the appeal of animation. I tried 3D and don’t hate it, though I found hand drawing is able to tell more than that.” Says Ghibl World.com: “The animation is so realistic and complex, it is as if Miyazaki’s soul is telling his audience “I will show you my power!!
Location: Arclight Cinemas Hollywood – 6360 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
PONYO will also be at Landark’s Regent Theatre – 1045 Broxton Avenue in Westwood, CA. (310) 281-8223