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PR: GKIDS' Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective Returns to NYC IFC Center from November 16 - December 20, 2012

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:

GKIDS’ STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATION RETROSPECTIVE RETURNS

TO NYC’S IFC CENTER FOR FIVE WEEKS

 

CASTLES IN THE SKY

MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI


15 FILMS FROM 1984 TO 2009

INCLUDING HAYAO MIYAZAKI MASTERPIECES

“SPIRITED AWAY”

“PRINCESS MONONOKE”

“MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO”

“CASTLE IN THE SKY”

 

AND WEEK-LONG THEATRICAL RUNS OF:

“KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE”

“NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND”

 NOV 16 TO DEC 20

FOR ADVANCE TICKETS GO TO: WWW.GKIDS.COM

New York, New York – November 13, 2012 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adults and family audiences, is bringing its 25-year retrospective of animated films from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli back to the IFC Center in New York from Friday, November 16 to Thursday, December 20.   The retrospective returns to NYC for an encore appearance following a year of extremely successful appearances across North America.  The retrospective premiered in December 2011 at the IFC Center, where it broke box office records and became the most successful series to ever play the venue.

Fifteen Studio Ghibli feature films produced between 1984 and 2009 will be presented, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award® winningSpirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, and Kiki’s Delivery Service.  Films will be shown in both the subtitled and English dubbed versions. The retrospective will also include week-long theatrical runs of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind beginning on November 16, and Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service beginning on November 23.  (See below for a complete list of titles.)

In September 2011, GKIDS entered into agreement with Studio Ghibli to handle North American theatrical distribution for their library of animated features.  In August 2012 GKIDS a license agreement to release Studio Ghibli’s newest film, From Up on Poppy Hill, including theatrical, non-theatrical, home video and television rights.  The film will be released on March 15, 2013, following a qualifying run this year for the upcoming Best Animated Feature Oscar® and the Annie Awards.  From Up on Poppy Hill was directed by Goro Miyazaki from a screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki and was the top-grossing Japanese film of 2011.

ABOUT STUDIO GHIBLI

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling.  The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.  Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of “the most influential people” by TIME Magazine.

ABOUT GKIDS

GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning filmed entertainment specializing in animation for both adult and family audiences. Upcoming releases include From Up on Poppy Hill, The Painting, The Rabbi’s Cat, and Zarafa, all of which are competing for the upcoming Best Animated Feature Oscar®. The company has scored three Best Animated Feature Oscar® nominations in the past three years, with The Secret of Kellsin 2010 and both A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012 – marking the first time an independent distributor has had two simultaneous nominations in the category. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar® winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited AwayMy Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononokeand others. GKIDS is longtime producer of the New York International Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar®-qualifying event and North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens.

STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS – IFC CENTER – NOV 16 TO DEC 20

Title Director (Producer)

Versions

Year

RT
   
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind   Hayao Miyazaki              (Isao Takahata) Subtitled and dubbed (Uma Thurman, Shia LeBouf, Edward James Olmos,  Mark Hamill)

1984

116 min
   
Castle in the Sky   Hayao Miyazaki             (Isao Takahata) Subtitled and dubbed (James Van Der Beek, Anna Paquin, Mandy Patinkin)

1986

126 min
   
My Neighbor Totoro   Hayao Miyazaki               (Toru Hara) Subtitled and dubbed (Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Frank Welker)

1988

86 min
   
Kiki’s Delivery Service   Hayao Miyazaki           (Hayao Miyazaki) Subtitled and dubbed (Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Janeane Garofalo, Debbie Reynolds)

1989

102 min
   
Only Yesterday   Isao Takahata          (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled only

1991

118 min
   
The Ocean Waves   Tomomi Mochizuki     (Nozomu Takahashi) Subtitled only, digital only

1993

72 min
   
Porco Rosso   Hayao Miyazaki             (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes, Brad Garrett, David Ogden Stiers)

1992

94 min
   
Pom Poko   Isao Takahata             (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (J.K. Simmons, Brian Posehn, Tress MacNeille, John DiMaggio)

1994

119 min
   
Whisper of the Heart   Yoshifumi Kondo       (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (Ashley Tisdale, Cary Elwes,  Harold Gould, Brittany Snow)

1995

111 min
   
Princess Mononoke   Hayao Miyazaki         (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Minnie Driver, Billy Bob Thornton, Jada Pinkett Smith, John DiMaggio)

1997

134 min
   
My Neighbors the Yamadas   Isao Takahata            (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (James Belushi, Molly Shannon, Tress MacNeille)

1999

111 min
   
Spirited Away   Hayao Miyazaki          (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Michael Chiklis, Susan Egan)

2001

125 min
   
The Cat Returns   Hiroyuki Morita          (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Tim Curry, Andy Richter, Kristen Bell, Avril Lavigne)

2002

75 min
   
Howl’s Moving Castle   Hayao Miyazaki          (Toshio Suzuki) Subtitled and dubbed (Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal)

2004

119 min
   
Ponyo   Hiroyuki Morita          (Toshio Suzuki) Dubbed (Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey)

2009

101 min

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