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Re: More about the Ponyo movie

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  • frankmcneilll
    Hi Slater and all, There are several trailers of the movie on YouTube. This one at has several shots of the pop-pop boat. Frank
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 28, 2009
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      Hi Slater and all,

      There are several trailers of the movie on YouTube. This one at
      <http://tinyurl.com/nnbcae> has several shots of the pop-pop boat.

      Frank



      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, Slater Harrison <Sharrison@...> wrote:
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      > I inquired about exactly what the movie Ponyo shows about pop pop boats. It's surprisingly detailed, as Dustin describes:
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      > Hi Slater,
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      > Indeed it does show this in the movie. In fact, it actually shows it in great detail.
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      > The toy boat was first enlarged by magical powers of Ponyo (the little
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      > girl) to be large enough for the two children to ride in the boat together.
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      > The movie then shows the little boy going underwater to blow water into the tube (priming the engine), lighting the candle in the boat, and sliding the candle under the boiler. The boiler is animated vigorously popping in and out. He even controls the speed of the boat by varying the distance of the candle from the boiler. As they move along it's impossible to mistake the "pop pop pop"!
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      > Thanks for the reply!
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      > Dustin
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      > If we want to pass on our love of pop pop boats to the next generation, I think we should not be shy about connecting them to this serendipitous cultural event. Miyazaki has a huge following throughout the world (his most famous movie is Spirited Away).
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      > Slater
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