This December, the Studio Ghibli film The Boy And The Heron will open in US theaters….a movie director Hayao Miyazaki promised would be his last. To the surprise of no one, he has already gone back on that promise. However, he is not so naive to believe he’ll be around forever, and thus he has announced Studio Ghibli has been sold.
Animation legend Hayao Miyazaki has just released what he claims is his final animated feature….and I know a lot of you are scoffing right now because he’s said that before. Ol’ Hayao has a history of “retiring” and coming back. But think about this…inevitably, one of his movies WILL be his final movie someday. Maybe it IS this one? In that case, wouldn’t you feel shame for mocking him?
Every year, Fathom Events lines up a row of Studio Ghibli movies and picks a weekend or two each month to individually screen them. Some movies only reappear from Fathom on the bluest of moons, but Ghibli is a reliable enough attraction to always generate a crowd.
It’s nice we live in an age where Miyazaki films seem to always be on the big screen somewhere. Fathom just finished a months-long marathon of Studio Ghibli screenings and now Alamo Drafthouse is picking up the baton, announcing a yearlong schedule of Ghibli showings throughout 2022.
We’re now less than a week away from the start of Fathom Events’ 2021 Ghibli Fest. It’s been a while since Miyazaki’s finest were projected on the big screen, but your chance is once again coming. From October through December, four of Ghibli’s most iconic pictures will be screened for a couple of nights only. Both dubbed and subbed versions will be available, on different nights.
If you’ve never gotten the chance to see Miyazaki’s finest on the big screen, your chance is coming up soon. Studio Ghibli Fest 2021 is coming this fall courtesy of GKIDS and Fathom Events. From October through December, four of Ghibli’s most iconic pictures will be screened for a couple of nights only. Both dubbed and subbed versions will be available, on different nights. Here’s when you can catch each one…
There’s been good news lately for Miyazaki fanatics: the Studio Ghibli library has become much easier to find. Most of the Ghibli classics were re-released on Blu-Ray recently, and a deal with HBO Max means they’re all available for streaming at the push of a remote button.
Studio Ghibli, and director Hayao Miyazaki in particular, have together produced some of the greatest animated films ever made anywhere. And though Miyazaki has repeatedly announced his retirement, he’s still working on something today at age 79. So after My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, what’s next?
Several Studio Ghibli films are now available on Digital platforms for the first time ever. These titles include:
Studio Ghibli has announced that their entire catalogue of animated movies will be made available to purchase digitally for the first time ever starting on December 17.
WHAT: Throughout 2019, GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 has presented a series of Studio Ghibli’s animated masterpieces to cinema screens nationwide. In November, the series will continue with its penultimate title.
Two days ago, Polygon ran a news story entitled “Why You May Never See Studio Ghibli’s Movies On Streaming Services.” The article based its information on a quote the site received from US distributor GKIDS much earlier in the year, which stated “Studio Ghibli does not make their films available digitally, whether for download or streaming, anywhere in the world. They continue to believe that presentation is vital and particularly appreciate opportunities for audiences to experience the films together in a theatrical setting.”