STUDIO GHIBLI FEST brings Miyazaki classics back to the big screen in 2017

The Studio Ghibli Fest will bring six animated classic films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, for limited release on select cinema screens, starting in early Summer until mid-Fall.

Event distributor Fathom Events and Ghibli distributor GKIDS partnered to bring this multi-event to select movie theaters throughout 2017. Included will be My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle In The Sky, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Howl’s Moving Castle, and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away timed for Halloween. Each screening will also include GKIDS new release title previews and a series of award-winning animated short film from around the world.

The Studio Ghibli Fest will also include the première release of “Mune: Guardian of the Moon,” from the producers of The Little Prince, for the first time in U.S. cinemas.  

Details and limited release dates of each film:

My Neighbor Totoro” (1988) – 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, 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

Mune: Guardian of the Moon” (2017) – Dates to be announced

The following info for Mune: Guardian of the Moon: 

“Plunge into a world of wonder, magic and mythology in this fantastic animated adventure from the producers of “The Little Prince,” hailed by critics as “stunning! Like a made-for-children Avatar!” (Le Monde) In a land divided between the realms of day and night, the Guardian of the Sun keeps watch over the sun maintaining light and warmth to all of humanity. The Guardian of the Moon lures the moon to the Land of Darkness to provide a balance to the sun and supply the world with dreams. At the momentous ceremony to appoint the two new guardians, the unexpected occurs: the heir apparent is passed over, and the title Guardian of the Moon is bestowed on Mune, a small forest faun who seems wholly unprepared to take on such a weighty responsibility. Now it is up to unlikely hero Mune and his friend Glim – a headstrong young girl with wax for skin – to save the sun and restore order to the world.”

Tickets for each title can be purchased starting on Friday, April 28, 2017, online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations will be available on April 28 at the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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