Film4 To Screen Studio Ghibli Season from Saturday (Updated)
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The channel Film4 has announced a season of fifteen Studio Ghibli and Ghibli-related films, to be shown from December 10 to 25. The season starts and ends with Hayao Miyazaki's 2008 film Ponyo. It also includes screenings of Tomomi Mochizuki's Ghibli TV film Ocean Waves and the pre-Ghibli film director debuts of Takahata and Miyazaki in 1968's Little Norse Prince Valiant (Takahata) and 1979's Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Miyazaki).
Four Ghibli features made before Ponyo are not included in the season: Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbors the Yamadas, both directed by Takahata, and Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.
The schedule follows. All of the films are repeated one hour later than their listed time on the "Film4 +1" channel.
Saturday December 10: Ponyo (2008), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (6.55 p.m.)
Sunday December 11: Princess Mononoke (1997), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (4.40 p.m.)
Tuesday December 13: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (4.45 p.m.)
Wednesday December 14: Little Norse Prince Valiant (1968), directed by Isao Takahata (5.10 p.m.)
Thursday December 15: Only Yesterday (1991), directed by Isao Takahata (4.10 p.m.)
Sunday December 18: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (4.25 p.m.)
Monday December 19: Castle in the Sky (1986), directed by Hayao Miyazaki (4.25 p.m.)
Tuesday December 20: Pom Poko (1994), directed by Isao Takahata
Wednesday December 21: Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind (1984), directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Thursday December 22: Porco Rosso (1992), directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Friday December 23: Ocean Waves (1993), directed by Tomomi Mochizuki
Saturday December 24: My Neighbor Totoro (1988), directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Sunday December 25: Ponyo (2008), repeated from December 10 (5.10 p.m.)
Update - Screening times and sub/dub details added, many thanks to sillyriri.
Update 2 - Sub/dub details amended, many thanks to Shiroi Hane.
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