Published by Fathom Events on Mar 22, 2024 2:54 PM

GKIDS and Fathom Bring Largest Ever Year-Long Celebration of Studio Ghibli’s Catalog Back to U.S. Cinemas Nationwide

Studio Ghibli’s Series of Animated Masterpieces Kicks Off with Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar®-Winning Classic Spirited Away


NEW YORK(March 21, 2024)STUDIO GHIBLI FESTis back in theaters in its biggest year yet. In 2023, Studio Ghibli Fest broke box office records with the first-ever nationwide retrospective of director Hayao Miyazaki’s works. Now, coming off the blockbuster theatrical release and triumphant Oscar® win for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest feature The Boy and the Heron, GKIDS and Fathom are thrilled for audiences to continue to celebrate this iconic studio, with an all-new selection of fan favorites and iconic titles alike. This year’s lineup highlights the works of studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, as well as directors Yoshifumi Kondo, Hiroyuki Morita, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi. In celebration of Hayao Miyazaki’s recent Oscar win, Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 kicks off with the acclaimed director’s previous Academy Award-winning feature, Spirited Away, which took home the Oscar in 2001. The lineup additionally includes special celebrations for the Howl’s Moving Castle 20th Anniversary, Kiki’s Delivery Service 25th Anniversary, and Pom Poko 30th Anniversary. GKIDS are proud to continue their partnership with Fathom and expand STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2024 to even more play dates than ever to meet increased fan demand.

Each of the 14 animated features will be shown in both original Japanese and English dubbed versions and will include surprise special extra content as well. Tickets for STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2024 go on sale starting March 22, and can be purchased online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. (Theater participants are subject to change).

“The overwhelming success of our special tribute to Hayao Miyazaki in 2023 confirmed the enduring legacy of the Studio Ghibli films and the passion that fans have when it comes to seeing these classics in the theater,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “We’re excited to bring those very fans more of what they want this year, especially through another exciting collaboration with GKIDS.”

“Last year, millions of people had the magical experience of seeing Studio Ghibli on the big screen,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. “Whether audiences are seasoned fans celebrating the milestone anniversary titles, or just discovering Studio Ghibli after Hayao Miyazaki’s latest Oscar win, we are pleased to partner again with Fathom Events to provide this special opportunity for fans nationwide to see these animated masterworks the way the studio wants them to be seen.”

Specialty retailer Hot Topic will also be celebrating Studio Ghibli Fest 2024, offering a 25% discount for in-store purchases when attendees show their Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 ticket stub. Visit a Hot Topic store for more details.

All event listings are in local time

Spirited Away

Saturday, April 27 at 3:00 PM (SUB)

Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Monday, April 29 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 40th Anniversary

Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Castle in the Sky

Monday, May 20 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

The Secret World of Arrietty

Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

When Marnie Was There 10th Anniversary

Monday, June 10 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Princess Mononoke

Saturday, July 13 at 3:00 PM (SUB)

Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Monday, July 15 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 PM (SUB)


Saturday, August 3 at 3:00 PM (SUB)

Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Monday, August 5 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Whisper of the Heart

Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

The Cat Returns

Monday, August 26 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Howl’s Moving Castle 20th Anniversary

Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Friday, September 27 at 7:00 (DUB)

Saturday, September 28 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Monday, September 30 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 (DUB)

Kiki’s Delivery Service 35th Anniversary

Saturday, October 26 at 3:00 PM (SUB)

Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Monday, October 28 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Pom Poko 30th Anniversary

Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Monday, November 25 at 7:00 PM (DUB)

Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

My Neighbor Totoro

Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 PM (SUB)

Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM (DUB)

Monday, December 9 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 (DUB)

Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 PM (SUB)

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


GKIDS is the Academy Award-winning producer and distributor of artist-driven and award-winning animation from around the world. After an astounding 13 Best Animated Feature nominations, the company took home the Oscar in 2024 for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s acclaimed feature, The Boy and the Heron. The company’s previous nominations include 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, Wolfwalkers in 2021, and The Boy and the Heron in 2024. For more than a decade, GKIDS’ influence on cinema has redefined the perception of animation as an artistic medium on par with live-action film through its stewardship of the Studio Ghibli catalog and by introducing American audiences to the critically-acclaimed films of other master filmmakers from around the world such as Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, Belle), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Wolfwalkers), Benjamin Renner (Ernest & Celestine), Makoto Shinkai (Weathering With You), Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), Alberto Vázquez (Unicorn Wars) and Masaaki Yuasa (Inu-Oh, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl), among countless others. 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 Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Ponyo; and have won countless international awards including two Academy Awards® for Best Animated Feature for Spirited Away and The Boy and the Heron, as well as six additional Oscar® nominations for Howl’s Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When 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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