PRINCESS MONONOKE Returns to Theaters for Miyazaki’s Birthday!
PRINCESS MONONOKE (もののけ姫, Mononoke Hime, 1997), the classic animated film from groundbreaking writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and the legendary Studio Ghibli, returns to movie theaters for TWO NIGHTS ONLY in celebration of the beloved historical fantasy’s 20th anniversary and director Hayao Miyazaki’s birthday (January 5). PRINCESS MONONOKE comes to U.S. cinemas, subtitled on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and English dubbed on Monday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. The celebration will include the exclusive addition of the 1995 Miyazaki-directed music video by the Japanese rock duo Chage & Aska for their song “On Your Mark,” never before released in North America.
PRINCESS MONONOKE unfolds as Ashitaka, a young warrior inflicted with a deadly curse, heads into the forest in search of a cure. There, he meets 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. This classic story of the conflict between nature and civilization, and what it means to be human, has dazzled audiences for years with its iconic characters, action-packed battle scenes and sweeping scope.
This special event is presented by Fathom Events, GKIDS, Studio Ghibli, and Hot Topic. For theater details and to purchase tickets, please visit fathomevents.com/event/princess-mononoke.
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences. Theatrical releases include Tomm Moore’s Oscar nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS, Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed AZUR & ASMAR, European Film Award Best Animated Feature winner MIA AND THE MIGOO, Nina Paley’s multiple-award-winning SITA SINGS THE BLUES, and Japan Academy Prize winner SUMMER WARS by Mamoru Hosoda. Upcoming GKIDS releases include 2011 Berlin official selection A CAT IN PARIS and Annecy winner ELEANOR’S SECRET. GKIDS is also producer of New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF is an Oscar-qualifying event and jury members include Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon, Gus van Sant, Matthew Modine, James Schamus, Michel Ocelot, and Christine Vachon.
About Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of “the most influential people” by Time Magazine.