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Miyazaki: Good News and Bad News

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If you haven’t heard, Miyazaki is out of retirement again and working on a new Ghibli film; however, the process is going much slower than expected.

The good news is Miyazaki’s short “Kemushi no Boro” (Boro the Caterpillar) will debut at the Miyazaki Museum in Tokyo in July of this year. Also, Miyazaki is still alive and working on his latest feature film, but…

The bad news regards his newest feature film. According to Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, Miyazaki has only drawn 20 minutes of storyboards since last July. Suzuki also firmly denies that Miyazaki’s next film will meet its proposed 2019 release date.

Ghibli Classics are Returning to the Big Screen (In America…Sorry)

This is the greatest news. Fathom Events and GKIDS are giving the people what they want. For two days a month, from June through November, Fathom Events and GKIDS are screening a Studio Ghibli film at Participating Theaters (enter your zip code to discover the participating theaters in your area). You can see each film Dubbed or Subbed. Here are the dates:

June 25-June 26: My Neighbor Totoro
July 23-July 24: Kiki’s Delivery Service
August 27-August 28: Castle In The Sky
September 24-September 25: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
October 29-October 30: Spirited Away
November 26-November 27: Howl’s Moving Castle

Some extra freaking awesome details: Both Cinemark and Regal are showing these movies, and both of them are offering an amazing deal. If you click HERE for Cinemark or HERE for Regal, you can buy a $60 Ghibli card, which will allow you to see these six movies! (You’ll save about $15)

PLUS if you buy the Cinemark card, you’ll get an exclusive poster for the event. If you buy the Regal Card, you’ll receive a decommissioned 35mm film cell from Spirited Away.

Get hyped everyone! Fortunately, for the time we live in, this doesn’t seem like it’ll be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the deal and benefits certainly are.

What Ghibli films are you excited to see on the big screen? Sound off below and I’ll see you at the pictures later this year!


 

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