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Morning watch, 4 bells (6:18 am)

Last Wednesday night Lorien and I went to see Ponyo at the theatre. It was, like all Miyazaki movies, a great story. I'm just not a big fan of the 80's style animation they always use. The backgrounds are amazingly detailed, stories are inevitably great, but their animation, for me, leaves a lot to be desired. I don't know why they can't step that up like everything else.

Anyway, I saw Ponyo very much as a retelling of Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Last year, when I was in Copenhagen, I took a picture of the famous statue. I also took one of (what I call) The Big Mermaid: check it out here.

It was still a good movie, and if you're a Miyazaki fan I'm sure you've probably already seen it. If not, go, I'm sure you'll like it.

One last thing, though: Was anyone else creeped out by a love story about 5-year olds?

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