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Spirited Away to Screen in US Theaters With 'Ghiblies 2' Short Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Theatrical event to run for two days December 4-5

GKIDS and Fathom Events announced on Monday that they will screen Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away in United States theaters on December 4-5 to commemorate the film's 15th anniversary. The short film "Ghiblies: Episode 2," which has never been released in North America, will screen after the feature film.

Screenings on Sunday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. local time will be English-dubbed while screenings on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. local time will be with English subtitles. The film will be available in more than 400 theaters.

Spirited Away debuted in Japan in 2001 and still holds the record for highest-grossing film in the Japanese box office. It is the only Japanese film to win the the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

"Ghiblies: Episode 2" first screened in Japan in 2002 alongside The Cat Returns. Yoshiyuki Momose directed the short and Masahiko Nishimura and Kaoru Kobayashi starred. The comical story is set in an anime studio


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