Re: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
To be honest I feel a bit limited by having not seen the dub, which really truly might be better. My guess is that Liam Neeson does a lot more with the Wizard character than the Japanese seiyuu did. In the Japanese dub, the wizard was just some dude with a grumpy voice who happened to be a father. It was almost tangential. The same thing goes for Cate Blanchett and the mother character - I just can't imagine such an amazing actress doing a worse job than the hohum performance done by the Japanese seiyuu.
Oh well, maybe I'll get a chance to watch the dub in theaters later. I doubt it though. >_>
EDIT: added a bit more character analysis. Seems reasonably good now.