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Spirited Away Returns to Theaters for Studio Ghibli Fest 2022

Sen, Yubaba, and a gaggle of lollygaggers gather out front of the bath house in a scene from the 2001 theatrical anime film Spirited Away.


Spirited Away, an Academy Award-winning 2001 theatrical anime film about a young girl trying to reclaim her name and her family after being taken to a realm of strange and supernatural creatures, is returning to U.S. theaters in late October and early November as part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 screening series thanks to GKIDS and Fathom Events.


The film will be screened according to the following schedule:


  • Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 3pm local time: English dubbed version.
  • Monday, October 31, 2022 at 7pm local time: English subtitled version.
  • Tuesday, November 01, 2022 at 7pm local time: English subtitled version.
  • Wednesday, November 02, 2022 at 7pm local time: English dubbed version.



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GKIDS describes the story of Spirited Away as follows:


Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world.


The theatrical poster for the GKIDS release of the 2001 theatrical anime film, Spirited Away, featuring the main character, a young girl known as Sen, dressed as a bath house attendant posing in front of a spooky spirit district.


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Originally released theatrically in 2001, Spirited Away is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and features animation production by Studio Ghibli. For more information about the film, please check out the official GKIDS Spirited Away home page here. For local theatrical venues where the film is screening and ticket reservations, please visit the official Spirited Away Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 page here.


Source: Official press release


Copyright notice: © 2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM


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