After taking 2020 off due to the pandemic, GKIDS and Fathom Events have announced Studio Ghibli Fest will return to theaters for 2021. Beginning in October, four of the most beloved films from the Japanese animation studio will be back on the big screen with three separate screenings. Two will be the English-language dubs, with a subtitled showing for purists.
October offers two films. First is the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its original release. (It didn't arrive in America until the following year.) It's easily one of the best films ever made, animated or live-action, and should be stunning on the big screen. It will show October 3rd, 4th and 6th. Later that month, Howl's Moving Castle will screen on the 24th, 25th and 28th.
In November, Ghibli's first film will celebrate its 35th anniversary. The massively influential Castle in the Sky will play on November 14th, 15th and 18th. Finally, Christmas will come early for fans of Hayao Miyazaki's adorable My Neighbor Totoro. That fairy tale will screen on December 5th, 6th and 9th.
Tickets for all four films go on sale Friday, July 16.