Producer: Donald W. Ernst, John Lasseter, Toshio Suzuki
Release Date: Oct 29, 2017
Runtime: 2hr 20m
Fathom Events and GKIDS are partnering to bring Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away to select cinemas nationwide for a special three-day event on October 29, 30 & November 1 as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2017. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, Spirited Away cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous storytelling. Dubbed in English on October 29 and November 1 and subtitled on October 30, this special two-day event will also include an exclusive edition of the GKIDS MINIFEST, an ongoing festival of short animated films from around the world!
Did You Know?
The cleansing of the river spirit is based on a real-life incident in Hayao Miyazaki's life in which he participated in the cleaning of a river, removing, among other things, a bicycle.