He discusses his new movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. And the overuse of computers in animation:
“I think animation is something that needs the pencil, needs man’s drawing hand, and that is why I decided to do this work in this way,” the silver haired, notoriously shy director told reporters after a press screening. “Currently computer graphics are of course used a great deal and, as I’ve said before, this use can at times be excessive,” he added, speaking through an interpreter. “I will continue to use my pencil as long as I can.”
I was pleased to be reminded that the great one is only 67 & so there are many more years of his creations yet to come.
Hey Pixar-heads — when is it being released in the US?