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A stunning Japanese animated film festival

Studio Ghibli draws some of the most breathtaking animated films in the world. Now there’s a Japanese animated film festival to celebrate their accomplishments. Since 1986, films produced by Ghibli have garnered 3 Academy Award Nominations and 1 win for Best Animated Feature. Every month until the end of 2019, you can watch nine of their famous films during Studio Ghibli Fest in the theaters. Each film will be shown in an English-dubbed version and a subtitled version.

APRIL

Howl's Moving Castle

When a bad witch curses a young woman into an old body, the only chance to break the spell lies with a pompous young wizard and his companions in his walking castle. 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of this Academy Award nominated film.

MAY

Nausicaa

Studio Ghibli master Hayao Miyazaki released this film in 1984 before the founding of Studio Ghibli. This film centers around Princess NausicaƤ trying to prevent warring nations from annihilation. 2019 marks its 35th anniversary.

JULY

Whisper of the Heart

A girl who loves to read meets a boy who’s read the books before her fall in love; plus there’s a dapper cat. ‘Whisper of the Heart’ was released in 1995.

Kiki's Delivery Service

‘Kiki’s’ was one of the first Studio Ghibli films to achieve success in the United States 30 years ago. See what happens with a witch on a broom has to support herself by running an air courier service along with a sarcastic talking cat.

AUGUST

Totoro

Two girls find fun and adventure in the forest next to their house. The friendly forest spirit Totoro has become the icon of Studio Ghibli.

SEPTEMBER

Arriety

One of the most beloved children’s book “The Borrowers” comes to the big screen. Life changes for one four inch tall family when their child is discovered by big folks.

OCTOBER

Spirited Away

“Spirited Away” won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Picture and one of the highest grossing films in Japan. Follow a young girl’s adventure to free herself and her parents from a witch who turns humans into pigs.

NOVEMBER

Princess Mononoke

With it’s themes on nature versus industry and the inner struggle of emotions, this film is an epic masterpiece. It’s filled with heart, drama, and incredible battle scenes.

DECEMBER

Princess Kaguya

Based on a folktale, this moving film follows the life of a young girl growing up and learning about her fate. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014.


These theaters will be showing the Japanese animated film festival in the area…

Tinseltown Shreveport

Regal Louisiana Boardwalk – Bossier City

Regal Longview

Tinseltown USA – Monroe

More and more classic films are being released in the theaters. Check out our Things to Do channel to see what’s coming up.

Photos: ghiblifest.com