Poster - Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea (For Your Consideration - Best Animated Feature)
Courtesy of AwardsDaily.com, here is the Ponyo poster in consideration for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. I still insist that Ponyo is worthy of a Best Picture Oscar nomination, but Disney is focusing all their energy on securing a nod for Pixar's Up.
I fully expect Up to be included among the Best Picture nominees this year, if only because of the sense that Wall-E was unjustly snubbed before the Oscars doubled the number of contenders. If that doesn't happen, I will be shocked. I would hope the Academy voters would wisely share the accolades in this event; if Pixar gets the more prestigous Best Picture nominee, then Ponyo surely deserves a space in the Best Animated Feature category. In any event, Miyazaki deserves a second Oscar. But, of course I'd say that, wouldn't I?