Studio Ghibli Fest 2021- Studio Ghibli films return to theater


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Studio Ghibli Fest has had a momentous run in the past, and this year will be no different. The beloved Studio Ghibli Fest is back in theatres for the year 2021. It will hopefully end this bleak year on a high note. For fans of Ghibli Studios, this news couldn’t get better, and yet it does. Get this! The 2021 fest will screen all of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces along with a bunch of other celebrated Ghibli films. 

The festival will kick start with a wide screening of Hayao Miyazaki Academy Award-winning feature film, ‘Spirited Away’. The celebrated film, which came out in the year 2001, will complete its 20th anniversary with this beautiful screening. Apart from Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli Fest will screen three more Miyazaki films. The three other titles include the Oscar-nominated epic fantasy, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, the timeless fan-favourite ‘My Neighbor Totoro’, and the classic steampunk anime ‘Castle in the Sky’.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2021- Studio Ghibli films return to theater
Hayao Miyazaki Oscar-winning feature film, Spirited Away, will be screened at the Studio Ghibli Fest 2021.

GKIDS, who has been a long collaborator of Ghibli Studios, will produce this event along with Fathom Events. They both have been the backbone of the Studio Ghibli Fest and have successfully produced the fest three times. This year will be no different.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fest couldn’t take place last year, which upset the Ghibli fans. But looks like 2021 will more than make up for it. The producers have included tons of interesting events in the Fest. Apart from all the film screenings, there will also be a celebratory event to honour the 35th anniversary of Miyazaki’s classic ‘Castle in the Sky’. The whole Fest can be seen as a celebration of Miyazaki’s genius filmmaking.

Watch the trailer for the Studio Ghibli Fest 2021

Dates, Venue and Other Details-

The Festival will travel all around the U.S, starting from October to December. Each film will be screened both, in the original Japanese version as well as the English Dubbed version. Reports also suggest that the producers have included a bunch of bonus events in the Fest which makes it all the more exciting. The tickets for the Studio Ghibli Fest 2021 have gone online and you can buy them at,, or at the local box office. Log onto the Ghibli Fest website and search your locality or city, to know more details.

Since the news broke out, fans of Ghibli studios have gone crazy. They had been waiting for the festival for quite some time. To top it all, they weren’t sure that the Fest will take place this year too. But now they all can take a sigh of relief.

Addressing the Studio Ghibli Fest 2021, GKIDS president David Jesteadt said, “Since their founding, Studio Ghibli has always wanted fans to see their works on the big screen.” Ray Nutt, the CEO of Fathom Events,  “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with GKIDS to bring fans the unique opportunity to experience some of the best in animation in their local cinemas among a community of fellow fans.”

Studio Ghibli Fest 2021 Schedule:

  • Spirited Away 20th Anniversary
    • Sunday, October 3, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dub)
    • Monday, October 4, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with English Subs)
    • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dub)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
    • Sunday, October 24, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dub)
    • Monday, October 25, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with English Subs)
    • Thursday, October 28, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dub)
  • Castle in the Sky 35th Anniversary
    • Sunday, November 14, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dub)
    • Monday, November 15, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with English Subs)
    • Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dub)
  • My Neighbor Totoro
    • Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3:00 PM (English Dub)
    • Monday, December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM (Japanese with English Subs)
    • Thursday, December 9, 2021, 7:00 PM (English Dub)

(Screening in local time)

All in all, Studio Ghibli Fest 2021 will be a grand event nonetheless, which will be a treat for all the Ghibli fans.


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