Studio Ghibli announced the lineup for the “Studio Ghibli Fest 2022”, which will bring 7 of the studio’s classic films back to theatres in the United States and Canada.
GKIDS and Fathom Events will screen these movies from April through November 2022.
Both subtitled and dubbed versions of each film will be shown, along with bonus content.
The festival will kick off with a 25th-anniversary screening of the Academy Award-winning classic Princess Mononoke on April 3, 4, and 6, followed by a 20th-anniversary screening of The Cat Returns on June 26 and 27.
Ponyo will be shown in May, Kiki’s Delivery Service in July, Only Yesterday in August, Howl’s Moving Castle in September, and Spirited Away in October.
Here’s the detailed screening schedule of each film:
- Princess Mononoke (25th anniversary): April 3, 4, 6
- Ponyo: May 15, 16, 18
- The Cat Returns (20th anniversary): June 26, 27
- Kiki’s Delivery Service: July 31, August 1, 3
- Only Yesterday: August 28, 29
- Howl’s Moving Castle: September 25, 26, 28
- Spirited Away: October 30, November 1, 2
“The team at Fathom Events is thrilled to kick off Studio Ghibli Fest for the fifth time,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “We’re not only excited to bring these cherished films to the big screen for dedicated fans of animation but we’re also proud of our long-standing relationship with GKIDS. It’s going to be a great series!”
Studio Ghibli Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio headquartered in Koganei, Tokyo. It is best known for its animated feature films and has also produced several short subjects, television commercials, and one television film.
Its mascot and most recognizable symbol is a character named Totoro, a giant catlike spirit from the 1988 anime film My Neighbor Totoro.
Among the studio’s highest-grossing films are Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and Ponyo (2008). The studio was founded on June 15, 1985, by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, after the successful performance of Topcraft’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984). It has also collaborated with video game studios on the visual development of several games.
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