Before I nitpicking this one walk, I looked up the definition of nitpick. It is to be critical of inconsequential details. I feel this walk may only bother me. Ponyo is a beautiful movie that I truly do love. I understand Studio Ghibli has to work with a deadline and delegate shots as most important to least important. Also, I am dust compared to Ghibli's talented workers.
Ponyo or Ponyo on the Cliff is loosely based off The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson. A human boy named Sōsuke finds a goldfish/human named Ponyo. She becomes personally attached to the little boy and uses magic to become human. Ponyo is a film I highly suggest watching at a theater. Please excuse the use of low quality gifs. I made these gifs to just convey the movement.
I watched this movie in 2009 when it came out in America.When you watch a movie, you are sort of in a trance. This one walk cycle took me out of the movie. I thought it was a bit strange this one walk cycle.
|Sōsuke's Mom (Lisa) just bought a lot of groceries.|
|The animator's decisions in this scene are amazing.|
|What I look like when I'm carrying a mug of hot cocoa.|
I would love to hear what other people think about Lisa's walk cycle and the other scenes mentioned in this post.
My next article will probably regard fun stuff I noticed while framing through Princess Mononoke.
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!