U.S. Stars To Voice Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’ For Its American Release
June 18, 2009 by tcgames
An A-list cast—including Liam Neeson, Matt Damon and Tina Fey—will voice the masterful, otherwordly animation of Japanese virtuoso Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea for its North American release, with a bit of help from E.T. writer Melissa Matheson, producer Frank Marshall told reporters this week.
Marshall and his producing partner Kathleen Kennedy are deeply involved in bringing the movie to mainstream western audiences this summer. "Kathy and I came on to produce the North American, English-speaking version of Ponyo," Marshall said on Tuesday. "It’s been a fantastic experience."
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale "The Little Mermaid," Ponyo tells the story of a goldfish and her quest to become human.