One of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki‘s many Studio Ghibli animated classics, Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi), which won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, is set to return to theaters soon.
It’s been announced that the film will be returning to cinemas in celebration of its 15th anniversary. There will be two screenings. The first is on December 4th, and that one will be the English dubbed version. The second is on December 5th, and will be the original Japanese version with English subtitles. Both will also include a short film that’s never been released in North America.
You can find all the info on the screenings below.
Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 12:00 p.m. (local time)
Run Time: 2 hour and 30 minutes (approximate)
Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “BUY TICKETS” button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating movie theater.
Special Fathom Features: Featuring the short film, Ghiblies: Episode 2, never before released in North America
Fathom Events and GKIDS are excited to bring the classic Japanese anime fantasy film, Spirited Away, back to cinemas nationwide for a special 15th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, December 4 (English Dubbed) and Monday, December 5 (English Subtitles) only.
Chihiro thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents. But when they stop at a village that is not all that it seems, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. She must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
Don’t miss director Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning animated film that became a worldwide phenomenon and further cemented Studio Ghibli’s legacy as one of the foremost animation studios in the world, presented by GKIDS, Studio Ghibli, Hot Topic and Fathom Events!
For more information on the English subtitled feature on December 5, click here.
Miyazaki’s other titles include Castle in the Sky, My Friend Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more.
He retired from feature filmmaking back in 2013 after finishing The Wind Rises. But that wasn’t the first time he said he was retiring, and just recently it was revealed that he was coming out of retirement for one more movie titled Boro the Caterpillar (Kemushi no Boro).