First Title in GKIDS and Fathom Events’ STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 Series
Source: GKIDS Inc., Fathom Events, Scoop Marketing press release
Official Site: ghiblifest.com
Special Thanks to Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach, Erik Stein and Lucy Rubin
GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are proud to continue their collaboration and deliver celebrated animated films to U.S. movie theaters throughout the year with STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019.
Featuring nine of Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces, the series kicks off with the 15th anniversary of acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award- nominated fantasy adventure HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (ハウルの動く城, Hauru no Ugoku Shiro, 2004).
Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90‑year‑old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But, as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, and Jean Simmons.