GhibliWorld brings an English summary of an interview with Hayao Miyazaki by Robert Whiting, a sport journalist who has been living in Japan for a long time. Miyazaki talks about his childhood life during wartime, Studio Ghibli, and more. In addition, the site also reports that the Japanese box-office collections for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest feature Ponyo on the Cliff has exceeded 10 billion yen. Other Ghibli films which reached this mark were Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke.

Yahoo!Movies reports that Miyazaki has captured the hearts of Japanese movie goers again with his latest offering Ponyo on the Cliff, which has become one of the most popular Japanese movies in its home market in its first month of release.