If you are a film geek like myself then you have probably partaken in the viewing of at least one Hayao Miyazaki film or any of the wonderful features that Studio Ghibli has to offer. Due to the popular success in New York, children’s entertainment distributor, GKIDS, is proud to bring Los Angeles an 18-year retrospective of 14-classic Studio Ghibli films from 1984-2002. Some of these hits include: Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and the Academy Award winning best animated feature Spirited Away. Did I mention it starts Today!
Those looking forward to seeing these films for the first time on the big screen will now have their chance. GKIDS will be bringing this two-week retrospective to the Egyptian and Aero American Cinematheque Theatres. The Studio Ghibli presentation will be held from Thursday, January 26 all the way through February 12. Anyone who wishes to purchase tickets to the films can do so by going over to Fandango.
Unfortunately not all films will be included as some assumably would want to go see Grave of the Fireflies. At least fans will get a good helping of most of the best films the studio has released and all of them have been reprinted onto new 35mm film. Half of these films will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles and half of them will be the English dubbed version. (Check out the American Cinematheque Theatres website for more details.)
The following films are included in the two-week film celebration:
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
- Castle in the Sky (1986)
- My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
- Only Yesterday (1991)
- The Ocean Waves (1993)
- Porco Rosso (1992)
- Pom Poko (1994)
- Whisper of the Heart (1995)
- Princess Mononoke (1997)
- My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
- Spirited Away (2001)
- The Cat Returns (2002)
- Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
This 14-film retrospective will be leading up to the release of Studio Ghibli’s new film The Secret World of Arietty, which is a new adaptation of the story The Borrowers.
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