The Los Angeles Film Festival (June 18-28) will be screening the US version of Ponyo as its closing film. Tickets will, ahem, be a bit expensive. How much? $100. D'oh!
Surely, this is more about spreading the word about Ponyo than anything else. Don't forget that Spielberg's producers are the American producers for Miyazaki's latest. A week later, the Ponyo trailer will debut in theaters across the country.
An impressive rollout for Ponyo. We can see that Ghibli's latest is being given greater exposure than any of the previous films. Expect more exposure as the summer season rolls along.
As for me, I would love to go to LA, but I'm moving into a new apartment at the end of June and cannot afford the trip. Hey, hopefully next time, kids.