GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s Full Feature Catalog Back to U.S. Cinemas Nationwide 

Studio Ghibli’s Series of Animated Masterpieces Begins by Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro on March 25th 

Lineup Includes First-Ever North American Screenings of SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage 

The Acclaimed Stage Production of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-Winning Masterpiece

NEW YORK (February 28, 2023) –STUDIO GHIBLI FEST is back in theaters and bigger than ever – highlighting all ten of Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic animated films with Studio Ghibli, as well as the first-ever North American screenings of SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage, featuring two separate full performances filmed during the production’s acclaimed run in Tokyo last year. It’s a year of celebrating animation master Hayao Miyazaki with the first-ever nationwide retrospective of his Studio Ghibli works, including several anniversary titles: the 35th Anniversary screenings of My Neighbor Totoro, 15th Anniversary screenings of Ponyo, and 10th Anniversary screenings of The Wind Rises. GKIDS, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, are proud to continue their partnership with Fathom events and expand STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2023 to more screening dates than ever before to meet increased fan demand.

“We’re excited to partner with GKIDS and honor Hayao Miyazaki this year by bringing his collective body of work to the big screen. He has always been a leader, visionary and inspiration to fans and critics alike and we know this series, including the debut of SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage will be well received by fans across the country,” said Ray Nutt CEO of Fathom Events.

“We are thrilled to return to theaters with STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2023, in continued partnership with Fathom Events,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. “Over the past years, it has been incredible to experience the studio’s films on the big screen with fans, and this year’s focus on director and studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki will celebrate the incredible films one of cinema’s greatest talents.”

Each of the 10 animated features will be shown in both original Japanese and English dubbed versions and will include exclusive selections from the documentary series 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki. Tickets for STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2023 can be purchased online now by visiting or at participating theater box offices. (Theater participants are subject to change). 


All event listings are in local time 

My Neighbor Totoro 35th Anniversary

  • Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, March 27 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

SPIRITED AWAY: Live on Stage

*All performances in Japanese with English Subtitles

  • Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 PM (with Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro)
  • Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM (with Mone Kamishiraishi as Chihiro)

Ponyo 15th Anniversary

  • Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, May 8 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

Kiki’s Delivery Service

  • Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, June 12 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

  • Sunday, July 9 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, July 11 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

Castle in the Sky

  • Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

Princess Mononoke

  • Saturday, August 5 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Sunday, August 6 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, August 7 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed) 

Porco Rosso

  • Sunday, August 20 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

The Wind Rises 10th Anniversary 

  • Monday, August 21 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)

Howl’s Moving Castle

  • Saturday, September 23 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Sunday, September 24 at 4:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles) and 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Monday, September 25 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

Spirited Away

  • Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed) 
  • Monday, October 30 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

About Fathom Events

Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit


Celebrating its 15th anniversary, GKIDS is the producer and distributor of artist-driven and award-winning animation from around the world. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding 12 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, Mirai in 2019, and Wolfwalkers in 2021. GKIDS handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited AwayMy Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke and others; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Also, GKIDS is the founder and host of ANIMATION IS FILM, the annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions.

About Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is one of the most acclaimed and influential animation studios in the world, inspiring filmmakers and audiences alike over the last 30 years with beloved stories and breathtaking visuals. Under the brilliance of visionary animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki, the studio’s films are known for timeless classics such as My Neighbor TotoroKiki’s Delivery Service, and Ponyo; and have won countless international awards including an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature for Spirited Away, as well as five additional Oscar® nominations for Howl’s Moving CastleThe Wind RisesThe Tale of The Princess KaguyaWhen Marnie Was There, and The Red Turtle. Director and studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki was separately given an Honorary Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards in 2014, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures paid tribute to his artwork with a special exhibit when the Museum opened in September 2021.

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