Platinum Star Scan Member ID Profile & Payment Tickets Gift Card Sign In Sign Out Shopping Cart Shopping Cart Edit Close Calendar Movie Club Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Help Connections Rewards History Warning checkmark Event Series Event Series Location Plus Minus Movie Rewards Candy Popcorn Drink Hot Dog Pizza Ice Cream Restaurant Bar Popcorn Lock Private Delete Ticket Add to Watch List Added to Watch List Watch List Skip to Main Content
Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 LineupheroImage

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup

4/1/2022 • 3 min read

From PRINCESS MONONOKE to SPIRITED AWAY, the Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli has created some of the greatest animated movies in history. For many years, home video was the only way to see these movies; unless you were lucky enough to see them in their original theatrical runs, there were basically no opportunities to enjoy them on the big screen.

That has changed thanks to GKids! Each year, the animation distributor brings a collection of Studio Ghibli movies back to the big screen, in both their original Japanese versions, subtitled in English, and in English-Dubbed versions.

Here are the seven movies in the Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 movie lineup — but first, check out the trailer for the fest!

 

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup Section2Image

Princess Mononoke (25th Anniversary)

Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi, the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voice talents of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Plays on April 3, 4, and 6 in Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed presentations.

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup Section3Image

Ponyo

Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder — but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film.

Plays on May 15, 16, and 18 in Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed presentations.

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup Section4Image

The Cat Returns (20th Anniversary)

Haru is walking home after a dreary day of school when she spies a cat with a small gift box in its mouth crossing a busy street, and she jumps in front of traffic to save the cat from an oncoming truck. To her amazement, the cat gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely. But things take an even stranger turn when later than night, the King of Cats shows up at her doorstep in a feline motorcade. He showers Haru with gifts, and decrees that she shall marry the Prince and come live in the Kingdom of Cats!

Plays on June 26 and 27 in Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed presentations.

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup Section5Image

Kiki's Delivery Service

It is a tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don't miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world. Featuring the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Phil Hartman, and Debbie Reynolds.

Plays on July 31, and on August 1 and 3 in Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed presentations.

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup Section6Image

Only Yesterday

It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Plays on August 28 and 29 in Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed presentations.

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup Section7Image

Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer and Jean Simmons.

Plays on September 25, 26, and 28 in Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed presentations.

Studio Ghibli Fest Returns With an Amazing 2022 Lineup Section8Image

Spirited Away

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.

Plays on October 30, and November 1 and 2.

 

Want to see more special event movies coming soon?

 

All images courtesy of Gkids and Studio Ghibli.

Get email updates about movies, rewards and more! Subscribe to our emails Subscribe to our emails