Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Studio Ghibli Retrospective

UPDATE: Here's a link to the schedule at the IFC Center.

A major Studio Ghibli retrospective will soon be starting at IFC in New York City and will travel to Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C, Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and other cities in 2012. The films will be projected in 35mm. Here's a list of what will show and the dates for IFC:


Director (Producer)
Versions Year RT

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Hayao Miyazaki (Isao Takahata)
Subtitled and dubbed (Uma Thurman, Shia LeBouf, Edward James Olmos, Mark Hamill) 1984 116 min

Castle in the Sky
Hayao Miyazaki (Isao Takahata)
Subtitled only 1986 126 min

My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki (Toru Hara)
Subtitled and dubbed (Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Frank Welker) 1988 86 min

Kiki’s Delivery Service
Hayao Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki)
Subtitled and dubbed (Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Janeane Garofalo, Debbie Reynolds) 1989 102 min

Only Yesterday
Isao Takahata (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled only 1991 118 min

The Ocean Waves
Tomomi Mochizuki (Nozomu Takahashi)
Subtitled only, digital only 1993 72 min

Porco Rosso
Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled and dubbed (Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes, Brad Garrett, David Ogden Stiers) 1992 94 min

Pom Poko
Isao Takahata (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled and dubbed (J.K. Simmons, Brian Posehn, Tress MacNeille, John DiMaggio) 1994 119 min

Whisper of the Heart
Yoshifumi Kondo (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled and dubbed (Ashley Tisdale, Cary Elwes, Harold Gould, Brittany Snow) 1995 111 min

Princess Mononoke
Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled and dubbed (Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Minnie Driver, Billy Bob Thornton, Jada Pinkett Smith, John DiMaggio) 1997 134 min

My Neighbors the Yamadas
Isao Takahata (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled and dubbed (James Belushi, Molly Shannon, Tress MacNeille) 1999 111 min

Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled and dubbed (Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Michael Chiklis, Susan Egan) 2001 125 min

The Cat Returns
Hiroyuki Morita (Toshio Suzuki)
Subtitled and dubbed (Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Tim Curry, Andy Richter, Kristen Bell, Avril Lavigne) 2002 75 min

Howl’s Moving Castle
Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)
Dubbed (Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal) 2004 119 min

Hiroyuki Morita (Toshio Suzuki)
Dubbed (Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey) 2008 101 min

For more details, go here.


Chris Sobieniak said...

It would be nice to see if they'll bring this over to Toledo

Louise Cadger said...

Thoroughly jealous. Makes me want to come over to America just to see them

swtcurran said...


why does the IFC website make no mention of this?

Mark Mayerson said...

I have no idea, Sean. Thanks for pointing that out.

Molasses said...

Since my decision to renew my membership at the Lightbox (Toronto) would depend on it, I emailed GKIDS. Got a quick reply:

"Good news for TIFF then - its indeed coming to the Lightbox, from around mid March to mid April."

As long as I don't have to watch more than a couple dubs, I'm thrilled to finally see a bunch of these on the big screen.

Might start harassing them now about minimizing the number of dubs they play.

Anonymous said...

I need your help. My son is studying in Calarts in Valencia, ca. He is in last year and this coming spring will be his last semester. He is studying for Animation. Now he says he does not want to get the degree and not want to attend the college in last sem because he says it is not necessary to have the degree in his field! Can you please share some light on it and guide him or guide me.

Thank you

Mark Mayerson said...

Hi Anonymous. I will say the same thing I say to my own students. A degree in animation is valuable for two reasons. If your son ever wants to work in another country, the degree will make it easier for him to get a work visa and make him more attractive to his prospective employer as a result. Immigration officials don't know anything about art, but they understand what a Bachelor's degree is and all countries prefer educated immigrants or foreign workers.

The other value of a degree is the ability to teach or return to school for further education. Animation is an industry that changes constantly and it's impossible to know where your career is going to be in five years, let alone twenty. Having a degree in your pocket will make it easier to find teaching positions and easier to get a Master's degree at some point in the future.

For years I told my wife that nobody in animation cared about my Bachelor's degree. They only cared about the quality of my reel. Then I reached a point where teaching looked like my best option and I went back to school at the age of 50 for a Master's. That was literally the first time that the Bachelor's degree was ever a benefit to me, more than 25 years after getting it, but it gave me opportunities that I wouldn't have had otherwise.

With only a semester left, it would be a shame if your son didn't see it through.