Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It was such a sweet movie with a nice message about saving sea life. Like I said, the animation seemed rougher/sharper in some places like for the sorcerer, but was very fluid and soft for Ponyo and the water scenes. It was a nice choice since it showed the character of each scene.
I was also impressed with Noah Cyrus (Ponyo) and Frankie Jonas (Sōsuke). Both did a great job on the voices. I was afraid because sometimes the voice over actors are awful (Castle in the Sky), but everyone did a fine job. Other voices include Tina Fey (Sōsuke's mom), Matt Damon (Sōsuke's dad), Liam Nelson (Ponyo's dad), Cate Blanchett (Ponyo's mom) and as the old ladies in the nursing home: Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman & Betty White. It is such an amazing cast!
It was definitely worth our time to see Ponyo and I'm glad we got to see it in the theaters. And it was enjoyed by both the under 5 and the over 25.