Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary Brings Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-Winning Animated Masterpiece to U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only
The Influential Japanese Animated Feature, Along With an Exclusive Ghibli Short Film, Hits the Big Screen on December 4 and 5 in Partnership with GKIDS
DENVER – November 14, 2016 – Enter an enchanted world of witches, dragons and spirits in Spirited Away, director Hayao Miyazaki’s, critically-acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon, cementing Studio Ghibli’s legacy as one of the foremost animation studios in the world. Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary celebrates the anniversary of the Academy Award®-winning animated film and the legendary Studio Ghibli.
Fathom Events, in partnership with GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, is set to bring this special event to U.S. movie theaters for two days only on Sunday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. (dubbed in English) and Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. (English language subtitles) local time both dates. Following the full-length feature, attendees will see an exclusive short film, “Ghiblies: Episode 2, never-before released in North America.
Tickets for Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Spirited Away follows 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) on another seemingly-boring trip with her parents. However, when they stop at a mysterious village, her parents undergo a puzzling transformation, and she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. Chihiro must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.
Spirited Away is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest animated films of all times, earning a Best Animated Feature Academy Award for Hayao Miyazaki and unanimous praise from critics and audiences alike.
“We are excited to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away to cinemas for its 15th Anniversary, Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “This Academy Award-winning film still resonates as a true animation masterpiece and will be a joy to experience on the big screen.
Hot Topic will be the official retail partner of the Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary event – Fans can shop from their selection of Spirited Away products in store or online at HotTopic.com
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (DBN) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an unrivaled eight Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – with 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, and Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016. 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 Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.