Briefly: Miyazaki "Can’t Stand Modern Movies"; Lasseter Profile; SpongeBob Apparel
* While promoting his latest movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki commented in a newspaper interview that he “can’t stand modern movies,” saying that their “images are too weird and eccentric for me.” [The Straits Times]
* John Lasseter is profiled by the UK’s Guardian website.
* Humanity and Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products will be rolling out a line of eco-friendly SpongeBob SquarePants T-shirts as part of his 10th anniversary celebration. [Press Release]
* Also as part of his 10th anniversary, SpongeBob will be the subject of a documentary film by Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley. The documentary will air on several MTV Networks platforms in July. [Variety]