Daily post 27 Aug 2008 07:36 am


_____Ponyo’s Success

- Monday’s Variety reported that Miyazaki‘s Ponyo on the Cliff has surpassed $93.2 million in its first 31 days. This makes it the second highest/fastest earning film in Japan. Spirited Away surpassed this mark after 25 days.

The film will also show at the Venice Film Festival which begins on August 27th. Myazaki will be in attendance.

A good source for some information about this film is Daniel Thomas MacInnesConversations about Ghibli. There you’ll be directed to many other sites and receive plenty of material including a couple of trailers and vids.



Rauch Brothers Talk

- Tim Rauch writes to tell me about an engagement he and brother, Mike, will be conducting when they join DoubleTriple to speak to the AfterEffects NY group: “. . . basically sharing our process, showing films, doing a Q&A. It’s a group very much interested in the nuts and bolts of motion graphics/animation work, and the events are good “mixers” for industry types.”

It will take place on Thursday, August 28th, (tomorrrow) 6:45-9 pm.

AfterEffects NY
@ P.S. 41
116 West 11th St., NYC
(corner of 11th Street and 6th Ave.)

And, my friends, if you rush home, after the event, you’ll be able to catch Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic covention at 10PM.



- I thought I might take some space to remind you that there’s plenty of inspiration available at Matt Jones‘ fine Ronald Searle Tribute Site. Searle, of course, is a god among illustrators, and his work cannot be praised too highly. Jones seeks out this work and displays it wonderfully with cross-references among all of the pieces. it’s an excellent site.


- Ovation TV (ch.83 NYC) has been running their roster of animated features lately. These include: Spirited Away, Triplettes of Belleville, Tokyo Story, Chuck Amuck, The Hand Behind the Mouse, Tex Avery:King of Cartoons, and Dante’s Inferno. Upcoming shows include these:

August 28th
09:00 pm Dante’s Inferno
12:00 am Dante’s Inferno
03:00 am Tex Avery: King of
_________________ Cartoons

August 29th___________________September 6th
08:00 pm Spirited Away__________ 08:00 pm Tokyo Story
11:00 pm Spirited Away__________ 11:00 pm Tokyo Story
02:00 am Dante’s Inferno

2 Responses to “Ponyo/Rauches/Searle”

  1. on 27 Aug 2008 at 12:36 pm 1.Emmett Goodman said …

    PONYO looks to be a great movie, which is no surprise coming from Hayao Miyazaki. I know his films usually come to America a year later, but hopefully, it’ll get a special screening, with the original Japanese dialog.

    And Ronald Searle is a genius illustrator. His style has dumbfounded me in many ways, although you can’t really duplicate it.

  2. on 27 Aug 2008 at 4:15 pm 2.Mike Rauch said …

    Hi, Michael. Thanks for the plug!

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