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Making Video of Ponyo Postponed Due to an Elementary Mistake

by dtshyk
Jul 2, 2009 6:50 AM | 11 Comments
Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment announced that the release of "Gake no Ue no Ponyo" DVD Special edition was postponed until December on account of the production status. The special edition includes a 12 hour long making movie of Ponyo and a video of Hisaishi Joe's concert. The normal edition will be released on July 3rd as scheduled. The Blu-ray of Ponyo will be released in December as well.

Source: AV Watch

Suzuki Toshio explained in Ghibli official website that the release of the DVD was postponed because they forgot to have permissions of the copyright holders of the music played in the making video. Miyazaki Hayao played numbers of BGM while working on Ponyo. Suzuki learned 10 days before the release date that they hadn't obtained the permissions to use any of those songs. It will take months to acquire them for some non-Japanese songs, so they decided to postpone the release until December.

Suzuki Toshio apologized for making such an elementary mistake.


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The mistake was made by Suzuki and not Disney.

The normal edition is available tomorrow~

Jul 2, 2009 7:45 PM by OverChasm

QuothTheRaven said:
iTom said:
And you call these guys professionals?

cause professionals never make mistakes, amirite

Hey, at least they honestly owned up to it.
I'd be a lot more pissed if they were trying to hide it. To me, companies that need to hide behind that kind of deceit deserve to go bankrupt and the decision makers should never be able to get a job again.

Jul 2, 2009 3:49 PM by asandari

That really blows but for a 12 freakin hour making-of I'd almost say the wait is worth it.

Jul 2, 2009 2:29 PM by ScrappedAeon

So disappointing. I want my ponyo now.

Jul 2, 2009 1:16 PM by LemonLyme


Jul 2, 2009 1:15 PM by Hotstrawberry

iTom said:
And you call these guys professionals?

cause professionals never make mistakes, amirite

Jul 2, 2009 11:23 AM by QuothTheRaven

hey they are human too...hahaha

Jul 2, 2009 10:12 AM by kisami

And you call these guys professionals?

Jul 2, 2009 9:35 AM by iTom

Its kinda funny, making sure a simple mistake like that. Now we have to wait even longer for Ponyo

Jul 2, 2009 8:31 AM by VelvetEris

I'll buy the Blu-ray of Ponyo *___*

Jul 2, 2009 6:58 AM by Tatanium

Ouch, that's a big screw up for Disney to make, especially on such a highly anticipated Ghibli movie.

Annoying that I have to wait even longer than I would due to Australian release time lag, but hopefully it will be worth it.

Jul 2, 2009 6:55 AM by chinlamp

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