Resistance is futile. Just go watch those Studio Ghibli films.

TIFF Cinematique in Toronto is screening 15 Studio Ghibli films from March 10 to April 13 as part of an event entitled “Spirited Away – The Films of Studio Ghibli”. A whole month of Ghibli galore! Some films will have multiple showings, and it’s a mix of both dubbed and subtitled versions. (Note: When on website for a specific film, check the screening date. Next to it, you will find a blue bubble that is either empty – which means dubbed – or contains the word “SUB” – which means subtitled).

Details are available here. (Sorry, forgot to include this link earlier!)

Ashitaka, his loyal deer and the adorable kodamas
(もののけ姫/Mononoke Hime/Princess Mononoke, 1997)

The line-up includes favourites such as 千と千尋の神隠し (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Spirited Away) and ハウルの動く城 (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro/Howl’s Moving Castle), as well as some of the studio’s lesser known productions such as 海がきこえる (Umi ga Kikoeru/Ocean Waves) and おもひでぽろぽろ (Omoide Poro Poro/Only Yesterday). Note: 天空の城ラピュタ (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta/Laputa – Castle in Sky) is listed in the programme but will not be shown.

No 借りぐらしのアリエッティ (Karigurashi no Arietti/Arrietty) either – but you may be able to watch this in Canadian cinemas elsewhere, since it just opened across North America on February 17th.

In the US Karigurashi no Arietti ranked #9 on its first day at the Box Office, securing the Japanese studio it’s biggest US opening for any Ghibli film so far.

Currently in cinemas across North America: Karigurashi no Arietti (2010)