I'm a huge fan of Studio Ghibli, and I was estatic when I heard that another film called Ponyo On A Cliff By The Sea (Japanese Title) was coming out. As I couldn't watch it in Japan on release, and the English version isn't coming out to the cinemas in the UK until Feb 2010, and the actually DVD even longer! I decided to pre-order the official Japanese version which came out in Japan around June / July 2009.
Anyway the animation is FANTASTIC, it's just so colourful and beautiful and the story line is cute. This film is a lil different from others as it does feel like it's more pushed towards the younger generation, however don't be put off as although this is also great for kids and family, adults will still love it also, and if your a Ghibli fan you wont be dissapointed.
After watching it in Japanese, I had to see and hear what the English version it going to be like. Well as you will notice the film is just called 'Ponyo'.
For the English version, Disney have stepped in and hired the voice actors to Dub the film: Noah Cyrus, Frankie Jonas, Tina Fay, Matt Damon ect...
I was pretty worried when I saw the cast at first, however to be honest after hearing a lot of clips, I was actually quite impressed.
However Disney have ruined the end song, by getting rid of the Japanese song (which suited the film a lot) to a techno rubbish mess of... I wouldn't even call it music which Noah & Frankie sing along too, and it just doesn't suit going from the lovely orchestra to that techno genre.
Anyway enough chat from me! 5*!!!