Madman Entertainment and Studio Ghibli have announced a showcase of 22 beloved Ghibli films, across cinemas in Australia and New Zealand through the end of August, into September. The limited run will feature classic favourites, such as a My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke, along with the Academy Award winning Spirited Away – however, there’s also the opportunity for fans to catch many of the studio’s lesser-known films, such as Only Yesterday, which only received a short theatrical release for Western audiences (including Australia) for the first time last year.
The month-long Studio Ghibli film festival will begin in August and run through to the following month, ending on September 20, 2017. eVent Cinemas, Hoyts, Dendy and a number of independent cinemas will commence showings on August 20th, with a full list of participating outlets available at studioghibli.com.au
The films of Studio Ghibli are some of the most treasured animated works to have ever graced the big screen, and for the first time ever, CELEBRATE STUDIO GHIBLI brings the complete 22 film Studio Ghibli catalogue to cinemas; including Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, alongside other classics such as Porco Rosso, My Neighbors The Yamadas and, screening for the first time in Australia and New Zealand, Ocean Waves.
In addition to this, the event will also offer other viewings, such as the insightful documentaries The Kindgom of Dreams and Madness and Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya, as well as the seldom seen Ghiblies Episode 2 (2002) short film, and On Your Mark (1995), the animated music video for Japanese rock duo Chage & Aska.
Many of the films will receive Japanese language audio screenings (with English subtitles), in addition to English audio screenings. A full list of showings and details can be found via Madman or on the Australian Studio Ghibli website. Tickets available now, at the time of writing.