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December 2, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 2, 2008 |

Everybody is posting Tina Fey’s Vanity Fair pics this week, because why not. Girl is hummunna, hummuna even without the airbrushing, and the glossy polish of magazine veneer sure as hell doesn’t hurt. But, what’s a movie site gotta do to justify posting the Fey pics? Everyone else has already mined the one nugget of gold in the piece — the origins of her scar (a stranger slashed her face when she was 5), so I had to scour the nets to find an actual piece of trade news to supplement the pretty pictures. And, it just so happens that this news is right up geek alley.

Everybody loves Miyazaki Hayao (well, almost everyone — I can’t get into the damn films, hard as I try), and I suspect his animated films are the one exception where even the most ardent cinephiles are OK with English dubbing. (Right?) So, it may please many of you to know the roster of voice talent that’s been assembled for next year’s English dub of Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, about a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human. It’s a Japanese version of Little Mermaid, which will now get an English translation. So, it’s all full circle. That voice cast: Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White, Frankie Jonas, Noah Cyrus and Cloris Leachman. Oh, and Tina Fey! And with that justification, here’s some pretty:



I Just Needed an Excuse / Dustin Rowles

Industry | December 2, 2008 |

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