Ponyo- On the cliff by the Sea is a new movie by master animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Mr. Miyazaki was also the producer of the critically acclaimed Spirited Awai which was quite an enjoyable cartoon to watch as an adult, even without any gore, violence or sex. Ponyo was widely hailed in it’s initial Japanese language release but now that the Ponyo movie has been remastered in English and it is being distributed by Disney, we hope that this movie could be the Finding Nemo of 2009. This could be a boon for LFS owners who saw massive spikes in the number of new tanks sold to legions of children who had to have their very own Nemo or Dory fish and it was the bane of LFS workers who to this day still have to answer questions about Nemo-fish. Although the movie is rated G, the magical storytelling will be enjoyable for old and new aquarists of all ages.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.