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Copycat Cartoon Movies

'Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea' Riffs From Little Mermaid

— July 22, 2009 — Eco
Disney has teamed up with acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki to create the film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. This film has been a big hit overseas. Upon its debut in Japan, the film made roughly $17 million.

While the critics also love Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, they couldn’t help but draw comparisons between this film and the Disney classic The Little Mermaid.

Overall, Hayao Miyazaki Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is expected to be a hit in North America when it opens this summer.
Trend Themes
1. Copycat Cartoon Movies - Opportunity for creating films that pay homage to beloved classics while adding a unique twist.
2. Collaborations with Acclaimed Directors - Opportunity to bring together the creative visions of different filmmakers to produce innovative and exciting movies.
3. International Success of Anime Films - Opportunity to tap into the global popularity of anime and create films that resonate with audiences worldwide.
Industry Implications
1. Film Production - Opportunity for film production companies to capitalize on the trend of creating copycat movies and collaborate with acclaimed directors.
2. Animation - Opportunity for animators and studios to explore new avenues for storytelling by merging classic themes with anime-inspired visuals.
3. Entertainment Distribution - Opportunity for entertainment distribution companies to expand their reach and profit from the international success of anime films.
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