Time Mag Confirms Disney's U.S. Ponyo Plans for 2009
posted on by Mikhail Koulikov
A positive review of Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, written by Time magazine's Richard Corliss, confirms that Disney will release the movie in English next year. The specific plans for the release, including whether the film would be screened theatrically, are not yet public. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park) reportedly will co-produce the American release.
Of the last two movies that Miyazaki directed, Howl's Moving Castle took less than a year to make it to the United States for a theatrical run, and about a year and four months passed between its 2004 Japanese premiere and when the Disney DVD became available. Spirited Away opened in Japan in July 2001, and in the United States in September 2002, a year and two months later. The home video release took another seven months.
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