So...I was a Miyazaki fanboy. In animation school, I got my hands on a box set of the Ghibli movies from Nausicaa to Mononoke. The man could do no wrong...until I saw Howl's Moving Castle. I didn't think it was rubbish, but it wasn't good enough to watch twice :(
Tales from Earthseas IS rubbish. So my once immovable faith in the studio faltered. But at Otakon, there was a screening of this Madhouse movie called The Girl Who Lept Through Time (brilliant btw), and afterwards there was mention of a new Hayao Miyazaki film "Ponyo on the cliff by the sea".
I gave it a shot. Let me tell you guys, its amazing. A huge step backwards to touch the roots...like Lilo & Stitch or Metal Gear Solid 3.
Hit china town, guys! Its worth buying twice, imho! ...Is Disney gonna Dub this one?