Ponyo Film's French Trailer, 6 Video Clips Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
BVI France, the distributor of Studio Ghibli's films in France, has posted one trailer and six French-subtitled video clips for Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea children's film on the YouTube website. The story follows an ordinary boy named Sosuke (Frankie Jonas in the English dub) and his friendship with Ponyo (Noah Cyrus), a goldfish who wishes to be human. The other English-language castmembers include Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, and Betty White.
The film opened in France on April 8, and will open in the United States on August 14. The film opened in Japan last July and became the country's highest grossing film in 2008. It won the Animation of the Year honor from both the 32nd Annual Japan Academy Prizes and the 8th Annual Tokyo Anime Awards. Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steve Alpert are producing the English-language dub, while Miyazaki himself and John Lasseter (Pixar's Toy Story, Cars) are executive producers.
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