Ponyo on the Cliff: Pony-up, yo!

I can’t make heads or tails of this.  I guess Studio Ghibli fans will rejoice.  (I think) the official name is Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.  Is this good?  Bad?  Ugly? 

Hiyao Miyazaki is good stuff (ever since I first saw Spirited Away).  From what I see above, the video looks like someone gave acid to a child then asked, “Now what do you see?…  Hold on, talk slower!… I can’t draw that fast!  (Why did Timmy stop blinking?)”  And the singing!  Christ!  That’ll be haunting my nightmares for weeks to come.  IMDB says: “An animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.”  (I like my synopsis better: “Imagine the ramblings of Timothy Leary as a Japanese child.”)

In any event, its Miyazaki.  Now excuse me while I go google all his past works and crobar his name into my next pseudo-intellectual conversation in an attempt to sound pretentiously artistic and quasi hip.

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