Some anime classics are coming to a theater near you.
Six beloved films from director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, including “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Spirited Away,” will arrive in U.S. theaters this year as part of Ghibli Fest. The series will culminate with the U.S. premiere of “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” from the producers of “The Little Prince.”
A partnership between Studio Ghibli distributor GKIDS and Fathom Events, Ghibli Fest will run from June through November, and also include GKIDS Minifest, a collection of animated shorts from around the world.
Here’s the schedule thus far for Ghibli Fest:
- “My Neighbor Totoro”: Sunday June 25 and Monday, June 26
- “Kiki’s Delivery Service” (1989): Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24
- “Castle in the Sky” (1986): Sunday, August 27 and Monday, August 28
- “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984): Sunday, September 24 and Monday, September 25
- “Spirited Away” (2001): Sunday, October 29 and Monday, October 30
- “Howl’s Moving Castle” (2004): Sunday, November 26 and Monday, November 27
“We are extremely proud to be partnering again with GKIDS to bring these beloved animated films to the big screen, including some of Hayao Miyazaki’s most iconic works,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said in the statement. “Fans across the nation will now have the unique opportunity to experience these brilliant films as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen with full cinema sound, and together with their friends and families.”
“We are thrilled to be expanding our successful partnership with Fathom to bring Studio Ghibli and other GKIDS films to movie theaters nationwide,” said GKIDS CEO Eric Beckman. “Together we are creating an exciting and unique cinema event experience for Studio Ghibli fans to come celebrate their favorite films, while introducing wide new audiences to some of the most amazing animated films of all time.”