Studio Ghibli Fest brings long list of Miyazaki classics back to theaters

Photo: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.. Image Courtesy Studio Ghibli, Fathom Events
Photo: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.. Image Courtesy Studio Ghibli, Fathom Events /

If you've been looking for a reason to head back to the movie theaters after the release of The Boy and the Heron, then look no further than the re-release of two amazing Studio Ghibli films that you know and love!

As reported by Collider, Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind will return to select theaters in honor of Studio Ghibli Fest 2024, an event dedicated to celebrating the amazing masterpieces that Hayao Miyazaki has written and directed. The festival, housed by GKids, kicked off on April 27 and will continue all the way to the end of the year with the re-releasing of two or more Studio Ghibli movies each month.

Before you look forward to the other many releases we have heading our way, we want to give you a quick refresher about what these animated titles are about. Then we'll fill you in on all the Studio Ghibli films in store for you!

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind teaches you the value of saving our planet

After being ridden with toxic waste and unforgivable pollution, the world decides to fight back against humans who have taken the world's kindness for granted. The planet seeks to wipe out any and every individual in sight, leaving society with no choice but to flee to the nearest safe site — the jungle. However, the inhabitants already there know better than anyone that this jungle is more fierce than any place in the world. Here's the trailer for the film!

This film will be available to watch in select theaters on May 19 and May 21.

Castle in the Sky takes you on an adventure of a lifetime

Castle in the Sky tells the story of a young orphan who, on the brink of death, is saved by a mysterious crystal that gives her supernatural abilities. To find out more about the power of the crystal, she and her new friend head off to Laputa, an island rumored to float in the sky. But they're not alone in their pursuit, as other travelers want to get in on the magic, too. See the official trailer for the film below.

It's a wonderful tale of bravery and curiosity, two things that are sure to fill you with joy. Be sure to check this film out in theaters on May 20 and May 22!

Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 film lineup

In addition to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Castle in the Sky, here is the release schedule for the rest of GKids' Studio Ghibli Fest:

  • The Secret World of Arrietty - June 9 and June 11
  • When Marnie Was There - June 10 and June 12
  • Princess Mononoke - June 13 - June 17
  • Ponyo - August 3 - August 7
  • Whisper of the Heart - August 25 and August 27
  • The Cat Returns - August 26 and August 28
  • Howl's Moving Castle - September 26 - October 3
  • Kiki's Delivery Service - October 26 - October 30
  • Pom Poko - November 24 and November 26
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya - November 25 and November 27
  • My Neighbor Totoro - December 7 - December 11

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