GKIDS- Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

GKIDS and Fathom Events decided to go for another Studio Ghibli Fest in 2019, which is very subarashi-des. (Which means fantastic in Japanese).

And those are, as shown….

  • Howl’s Moving Castle (April 2019)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (May 2019)
  • Whisper of the Heart (June 2019)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (July 2019)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (August 2019)
  • The Secret World of Arrietty (September 2019)
  • Spirited Away (October 2019)
  • Princess Mononoke (November 2019)
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya (December 2019)

Premiered at Cineplex on the first week and near the end of each month, from April until December by Christmas, they had a 2 to 3 day event for a Studio Ghibli masterpiece to be shown. Two Oscar nominated, one Oscar winner.

Three of them however in 2019 in this photo, are having their anniversaries which is amazing. “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, and “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.

So while ‘Okko’s Inn’, ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ and ‘Shazam’ made their way to the cinema screen, they made their way back to the cinema screen also like last year. And yes, we did celebrated their anniversaries.

And I can tell you this. This had to be the first time that I ever saw ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ being premiered at Cineplex. Cause in the autumn of 2014, while it was at the Toronto International Film Festival, and how Isao Takahata was doing his interviews, Studio Ghibli was making great progress. And how that it was his first anime masterpiece to make it in the nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, I don’t think it made it to Cineplex. Only “The Wind Rises” did that I saw. And my heart sank after for what happened on that night of February 22nd, 2015. Left out nominated no thanks to the dark side of movies and TV shows. The same thing to “The Wind Rises” cause for what happened on that night of March 2nd, 2014.

So as Studio Ghibli on their masterpieces, and other Japanese animated studios (like the one that did “Mirai”) deserve more Oscar awards and Golden Globe Awards on their anime movies, it’ll be subarashi-des (fantastic) again since “Spirited Away”.

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