Some of Studio Ghibli’s legendary films will be returning to U.S cinemas this upcoming Spring. 

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation company that has produced numerous award-winning animated films. Award-winning film directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki. Besides creating acclaimed animated movies, The Studio has also produced several animated shorts, commercials, and even a television film. Studio Ghibli Fest is back in U.S theaters this Spring with a brand new slate of incredible animated films for 2022. GKIDS and Fathom Events will bring back Fest in U.S theaters this Spring.

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To help start this year’s Fest, the Studio will be releasing screenings of the epic historical fantasy film Princess Mononoke. The historical fantasy film will also be celebrating its twenty-fifth Anniversary. Miyazaki directed and wrote Princess MononokePrincess Mononoke was Japan’s highest box office record for domestic films, until the highly-acclaimed animated film Spirited Away broke it, also produced by Studio Ghibli. Besides Princess Mononoke, six other past Ghibli films will be showcased in this year’s Fest.

Studio Ghibli Fest’s 2022 Announces Its Timeless Seven Film Lineup

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 will highlight seven fantastic films that Studio Ghibli produced. The lineup for this year’s Fest includes multiple award-winning and oscar-nominated films. The seven films featured in this year’s Studio Ghibli Fest are Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, The Cat Returns (which will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary), Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Spirited Away. Each of the seven featured films will showtimes featured in Japanese and English dubbing. Each film event will also include exclusive bonus content for fans to enjoy. Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 will run in U.S theaters till fall.

To help celebrate Studio Ghibli Fest 2022, Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt explained his excitement for this year’s event. Nutt stated he and Fathom Events were excited to host Studio Ghibli Fest again. Nutt also acknowledged Fathom Event’s incredible partnership with GKIDS. Nutt explained that 

“The team at Fathom Events is thrilled to kick off Studio Ghibli Fest for the fifth time,”…”We’re not only excited to bring these cherished films to the big screen for dedicated fans of animation but we’re also proud of our long-standing relationship with GKIDS. It’s going to be a great series!”

Ray Nutt Fathom Events CEO

The film lineup for Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 is nothing short of amazing. The Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke films are considered one of the greatest animated films. With this event, fans in the U.S will have the unique opportunity to experience these seven timeless in select theaters. Hopefully, their experience is magical and timeless as when those seven incredible films were first released years prior. Tickets for Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 can now be purchased online through FathomEvents.comGhibliFest.com, or at participating theater box offices. 

STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2022 SCHEDULE (All event listings are in local time

Princess Mononoke 25th Anniversary 

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  • Sunday, April 3, 2022 – 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, April 4, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

 Ponyo

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  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 – 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, May 16, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

 The Cat Returns 20th Anniversary

Studio Ghibli Fest Announces New Slate For 2022 - The Illuminerdi
  • Sunday, June 26, 2022 – 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)

 Kiki’s Delivery Service

Studio Ghibli Fest Announces New Slate For 2022 - The Illuminerdi
  • Sunday, July 31, 2022 – 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, August 1, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

Only Yesterday

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  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 – 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, August 29, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)

Howl’s Moving Castle 

Studio Ghibli Fest Announces New Slate For 2022 - The Illuminerdi
  • Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Monday, September 26, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

Spirited Away 

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  • Sunday, October 30, 2022 – 3:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – 7:00 PM Local Time (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 7:00 PM Local Time (English Dubbed)

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