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Ponyo Submitted for Best Animated Film

In a not-too-surprising move Ponyo was submitted for Best Animated Feature consideration (Hollywood Reporter article). This year's race could include five films as 20 were submitted, if at least 16 of the 20 meet the Acadamy's requirements the final pool is increased from four to five.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news.

--LLin 17:50, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Ponyo BD Details

AV Watch (machine translation) held a roundtable interview with Ponyo producer Toshio Suzuki, Atsushi Okui (Director of the Studio Ghibli Image Engineering Department), and Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi (Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, person in charge of the Ponyo BD conversion). According to Kashiwagi, PHL developed a "Ponyo filter" for the BD.

Suzuki says, "Of course we will continue production of BD in the future. But I want to ask Kashiwagi-san for it. We continue the BD editions as long as Kashiwagi-san handles the BD of Ghibli."

Kashiwagi appeared on two episodes of the "Ghibli Asemamire" radio show (episode 80, episode 81).

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 16:40, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

New Studio Ghibli Museum Short

The Studio Ghibli Museum announced that "Cyu Zumou" will start showing on January 3.

"Cyu" is the onomatopoeia for the cry of a mouse.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 16:35, 2 November 2009 (UTC)