Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hayao Miyazaki Cover Art

Legendary animator Hayo Miyazaki has drawn the cover for a Japaneses magazine that displays an image from his up and coming new film Pony on a Cliff which is to be released in Japan in July.

Pony on the cliff or its Japanese name Gake no Ue no Ponyo will be Miyazaki's 8th feature made under studio Ghibli, the film will feature a style heavily based on water colour, hand painted look which is similar to another studio Ghibli film My Neighbors the Yamadas and a first for Miyazaki himself. Story wise in a recent interview the man himself had this to say:

"I moved the location of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid to the Japan of today and cut off the Catholic color. It will show an adventure and love of small kids." Miyazaki also told, "This is a story about a fish kid that has a selfish wish to get along with Sousuke, a human boy, and carries out her intention. Meanwhile it is a story about the 5 year old boy Sousuke carrying out his promise."

For more info and interviews check out the Ghibli World website, below are a few images from the film.