It is plainly, though not simply, a masterpiece from an acknowledged master of contemporary animation, and a wonderfully welcoming work of art that's as funny and entertaining as it is brilliant, beautiful and deep.
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!