The Art of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

The Art of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

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by Hayao Miyazaki
     
 

· The U.S. theatrical release of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is expected in April 2009. · Ponyo had over $100 million at the box office in Japan. With the population difference, this is equivalent to Batman The Dark Knight’s $400-$500 million at the box office in the U.S.

· The character of Ponyo – a goldfish who

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Overview

· The U.S. theatrical release of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is expected in April 2009. · Ponyo had over $100 million at the box office in Japan. With the population difference, this is equivalent to Batman The Dark Knight’s $400-$500 million at the box office in the U.S.

· The character of Ponyo – a goldfish who becomes a young girl – is very, very cute.

· Ponyo storyline is more familiar to Western audiences than previous Miyazaki films

· Ecological themes make the book very timely, especially for children.

· Ponyo will likely be more popular than prior Miyazaki films at the US box office; we can also expect DVD sales of more than 500,000 (Spirited Away did 400,000 after release).

· Ponyo film extremely likely to be nominated for Academy award for animated feature. (Backlist selling opportunity).

Relive the story of Ponyo and Sosuke in this full-color movie art book!

From the animators of Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and Academy Award winner Spirited Away, comes the new Studio Ghibli film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, is a hand-drawn feature-length film. The art of the film involves not only cel, but also striking watercolor and pastel concept sketches and layout pages. Interviews with productiin principals about their daring choice to hand draw a film in the age of CGI and the screenplay complete the package.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421530642
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Series:
PONYO ON THE CLIFF Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In September 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the Festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which is published in English by VIZ Media. Nausicaä, like many of the director's movies, is now available on DVD in the U.S.

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The Art of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
the-wild-princess More than 1 year ago
This book, like the other "The Art of..." books details Studio Ghibli's/Hayao Miyazaki's fantastic artwork. 'Ponyo' was completely hand-drawn, and this book is a great companion for anyone who loved the film and its artwork. You will find concept art, cel art, backgrounds (many full-page) and much, much more, as well as a complete script (in English) in the back of the book. This would make a great gift for any artically-inclined 'Ponyo' fan or anyone who just appreciates the fine work of Studio Ghibli.
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