Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

Miyazaki’s Ponyo: Hand-drawn Animation

"In the summer of Up’s CGI codgers and G-Force’s lethally armed guinea pigs, the brilliantly hand-drawn spectacle of Hayao Miyazaki’s latest effort, Ponyo, sticks out like a sore traditionalist.

A simple tale about a goldfish girl who falls for a human boy, the movie’s vibrant analog visuals surpass the digital imagery of the aforementioned films and most others aimed at the children’s demographic, revealing just how far CGI can take animation down the rabbit hole if it leaves its artistic heart at home." [From Wired](http://www.wired.com/underwire/2009/08/review-ponyos-hand-drawn-majesty-lifts-enviro-salvos/)