Exclusive Miyazaki Hand-Drawn Ponyo Sketch!

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ComingSoon.net has received a special hand-drawn background sketch that Hayao Miyazaki himself did for the fans in the U.S. It’s a slight variation on the house that Sosuke, Lisa and Koichi live in that you can see in Ponyo, opening in theaters on Friday, August 14th.

The animated adventure is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent, including Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, Betty White and Frankie Jonas.