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Studio Ghibli Fest (New Fall Schedule)

For over 35 years, Studio Ghibli Fest 2023 has retained its title as the most prominent and highly praised animation film studio and event worldwide. 

It has produced great films with waves of inspiration for animation lovers and filmmakers, particularly its wonderful stories.

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The animation studio is under two brilliant directors: director Isao Takahata, director Hayao Miyazaki, and Studio producer Toshio Suzuki.

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The studio has produced some of the world’s most beloved films, including Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and Whisper of the Heart.

Due to their classic animation techniques and storytelling, most of these films have won various international awards, such as the Academy Awards. 

Other films that have qualified for Oscar nominations include The Wind Rises, Howl’s Moving Castle, and When Marnie Was There. These anime series will surprise most viewers.

Ghibli Fest 2021 Schedule

Spirited Away – 20th Anniversary

Ghibli Fest 2021 Spirited Away 20th anniversary
  • October 3, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • October 4, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • October 6, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

Howl’s Moving Castle

Ghibli Fest 2021 Howl's Moving Castle
  • October 24, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • October 25, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • October 28, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

Castle in the Sky – 35th Anniversary

Ghibli Fest 2021 Castle In The Sky 35th anniversary
  • November 14, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • November 15, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • November 18, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

My Neighbor Totoro

Ghibli Fest 2021 My Neighbor Totoro
  • December 5, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dubbed)
  • December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
  • December 9, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)

Has The Ghibli Movie Fest Director Received An Award?

Yes! Due to the amazing animated films that the studio was producing, The Studio director and the co-founder were awarded a separate Honorary Award for the Governor’s Award in 2014 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Science. 

The Academy Award Museum has also pledged to pay tribute to the directors by giving the work a special exhibit in 2021 when it commences its operations.

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When Are The Ghibli Fest films Streaming?

In 2020 Studio Ghibli agreed with HBO Max to allow HBO Max to stream the Ghibli films on their platform to celebrate their 35th anniversary. They are still available on HBO Max now!

Studio Ghibli is looking forward to streaming its animated movies on Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, and other major platforms. 

However, the managers have highlighted that some movies, such as the My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke may miss the list of movies to be streamlined. 

Studio Ghibli has yet to agree if it can license its movies to other streaming service providers such as Apple Movies. The directors have shown no plans of issuing licenses any time soon.

Studio Ghibli Steaming On HBO Max

GKids also owns the Studio Ghibli distribution rights in North America. However, Polygon has highlighted that Ghibli’s most classic films, such as Spirited Away and Totoro, may not be among those to streamline on Netflix. 

This has received Christopher Nolan’s respect since the Ghibli management believes that their films are mainly for theatrical experience rather than streaming the movies on a small screen.

Are Studio Ghibli Fest Films Accessible On Digital Platforms?

The simple answer is no for streaming. However, if a fan wants to purchase the films, they can buy a digital copy on Apple, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Microsoft. 

The reason for restricting studio Ghibli 2021 animations from online streaming services is that the management believes that presentation is more important and enhances the audience’s experience of a typical theatrical setting. 

Movie theatres and theater box offices are the preferred venues for viewing Studio Ghibli’s films.

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GKids Partnership

This is why people cannot download these movies anywhere in the world. However, the Studio Ghibli partners, such as GKids, have ensured that films are available on big screens throughout the year. 

For instance, GKids streamlined the 2019’s best Studio Ghibli Movie Fest film, including Howl’s Moving Castle, and The Secret World of Arrietty, among others, to various locations on the national theater’s big screen by Fathom Events. 

Stay tuned for possible special three-day event locations in the United States and a complete list of theater locations.

In August 2017, Studio Ghibli films began producing Miyazaki’s latest upcoming features, the first since the 2013 release of the theatrical film, The Wind Rises. 

This year’s project’s title is How Do I Live, an idea founded on Genzaburo Yoshino’s teaching in 1937.

Visit Studio Ghibli’s official Japanese site for more info and discover other interesting types of anime.

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

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Brandon started and has been writing about animation since 2006 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Find out more about us, about Brandon, and how to get in contact.