Studio Ghibli Retrospective Spanning 14 Films Arrives in Los Angeles

January 9, 2012

Studio Ghibli

Following a successful run in New York, GKIDS is ready to launch a massive 14-film retrospective for The Studio Ghibli Collection: 1984 to 2002 in Los Angeles. Running for two weeks, starting January 26th to February 12th, at the Egyptian and Aero American Cinematheque Theatres, 14 of the best classic Ghibli films will be screened in all new 35mm prints. Sounds wonderful already. Fourteen Studio Ghibli features produced between 1984 and 2008 will be presented, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Howl's Moving Castle. Read on!

GKIDS is proud to announce The Studio Ghibli Collection: 1984 to 2002, a theatrical retrospective of some of the greatest and most influential films of all time from the legendary Japanese animation team at Studio Ghibli. Presented by American Cinematheque, the films will play at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres in Los Angeles from Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, February 12. Half of the films will be presented in the original Japanese language versions with English subtitles, and half will be dubbed in English for a more family-friendly experience. Refer to the event details for information. If you're interested in getting tickets and attending, you can buy them on Fandango, or via the Aero/Egyptian website, with more listings.

This all goes hand-in-hand with the fantastic Studio Ghibli series that Mondo Tees is doing, I'm waiting for a few in particular to hit (I'd love Castle in the Sky, Grave of the Fireflies or Howl's Moving Castle). In the meantime, I may go catch a few of these in theaters around LA. I was waiting for this retrospective to make its way over here! For more info on thois excellent retrospective, visit the American Cinematheque website.

Here's a full list of the 14 Studio Ghibli movies they're showing: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), The Ocean Waves (1993), Porco Rosso (1992), Pom Poko (1994), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Princess Mononoke (1997), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), Spirited Away (2001), The Cat Returns (2002) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004). Many thanks to GKIDS.

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I could cry right now! I believe that Studio Ghibli are the best storytellers ever. Each one of their movies are terrific works of art. This is makes me mad that I do not live in the Los Angeles area. Long live Studio Ghibli!

DAVIDPD on Jan 9, 2012


David, same here. I love Studio Ghibli. They were the best of the best for me growing up and they still are the best at storytelling. Hayao Miyazaki directed this little TV show called Future Boy Conan, it was the best thing ever. GOD THIS IS AWESOME, I hope they take it all over the US. 

Waheed AlQawasmi on Jan 10, 2012


That's a bonus for me too, my son is old enough now to enjoy these films too.

Crapola on Jan 12, 2012


It Would Be Cool If They Could Show Panda Kopanda!

Alex Germanotta on Jan 22, 2012


One screening for each film? This isn't what New York had. Worse, out of the four Ghibli films I haven't yet seen, I won't be able to see two of them because I can't make those showings, nor will I be able to see Nausicaa on the big screen, which I was really looking forward to. You'd think there would be enough Ghibli fans in Los Angeles to justify more than a single screening for each film. New York had multiple screenings...

Disappointed on Jan 26, 2012


I count 13 films on their website is this correct?

Tyler_S on Jan 26, 2012


Love the films, 7 out of 14/13. 

S Bread on Feb 13, 2012

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