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Characters from Various Studio Ghibli Films. (Note: A friend sent me this image recently – I unfortunately don’t have any credits for it.)

A good selection of Studio Ghibli films will be showing in Hollywood and Santa Monica from today, January 26, until February 13. The retrospective, entitled “Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli”, is dividing screenings between the Egyptian Theatre (Hollywood) and the Aero Theatre (Santa Monica) and will include both subtitled as well as dubbed showings. The list of films is below, but you can find full details – dates and all – here.

At Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA (Jan 26 – Feb 12, 2012, all subtitled):

  • 紅の豚 (Kurenai no Buta/Porco Rosso)
  • 風の谷のナウシカ (Kaze no Tani no Naushika/Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)
  • もののけ姫 (Mononoke-hime/Princess Mononoke)
  • 千と千尋の神隠し (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Spirited Away)
  • ハウルの動く城 (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro/Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • となりのトトロ (Tonari no Totoro/My Neighbor Totoro)

Music from the Heart: One of the Most Wonderful Studio Ghibli Scenes Ever (From: Mimi o Sumaseba)

At the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA (Jan 27 – Feb 13, 2012):

  • 千と千尋の神隠し (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Spirited Away) – dubbed.
  • となりのトトロ (Tonari no Totoro/My Neighbour Totoro) – dubbed.
  • 耳をすませば (Mimi o Sumaseba/Whisper of the Heart) – subtitled.
  • 海がきこえる (Umi ga Kikoeru/Ocean Waves) – subtitled. LA premiere. This film is apparently not available in any US home-video format. (Note: you can get DVDs for other parts of the world, e.g. European Region 2, and play it on a multi-region DVD player.)
  • 猫の恩返し (Neko no Ongaeshi/The Cat Returns) – dubbed.
  • 天空の城ラピュタ (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta/Laputa – Castle in the Sky) – subtitled.
  • ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん (Hōhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun/My Neighbours the Yamadas) – subtitled.
  • おもひでぽろぽろ (Omohide Poro Poro/Only Yesterday) – subtitled. LA Premiere.
  • 平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ (Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko/Pom Poko) – dubbed.
  • 魔女の宅急便 (Majo no Takkyūbin/Kiki’s Delivery Service) – dubbed.
  • 借りぐらしのアリエッティ (Kari-gurashi no Arietti / The Secret World of Arrietty) The programme does not indicate whether the film will be screened dubbed or with subtitled, but I would assume it’s the former. Sneak Preview.

There is also a preview screening of Arrietty – which hasn’t yet officially opened in the US – on February 11 at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles, but it seems it is a bit tricky to get a ticket.

Go enjoy some Studio Ghibli magic!

Gorgeous Howl Pitying Himself (From: Hauru no Ugoku Shiro)