Ok, this next bit of news is probably the most excited I’ve been in a long time! Madman recently announced that they’re bringing a Studio Ghibli celebration to Australian cinemas with CELEBRATE STUDIO GHIBLI. This is an event that will run for one month showcasing the beautiful Ghibli movies beginning from August 24th through to September 20th, 2017 across Australia and New Zealand.

The event will see all 22 Studio Ghibli movies in a theatrical release format to entertain long time fans and newcomers alike. Here’s a brief list of what you can expect to see in the cinema: My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, My Neighbors The Yamadas and as a special treat for the first time in Australia and New Zealand cinema, Ocean Waves.

As well as showcasing the Ghibli animated catalogue, there will also be special screenings of documentaries including The Kindgom of Dreams and Madness and Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya. not to be left out, Ghiblies Episode 2 (2002) short film, and On Your Mark (1995), the animated music video for Japanese rock duo Chage & Aska will also feature.

And as a bonus, the opening night of each film will see attendees receiving an exclusive, commemorative CELEBRATE STUDIO GHIBLI A1 print designed by multi-award-winning Australian artist, writer and filmmaker, Shaun Tan (THE LOST THING, THE ARRIVAL).

For more info on the opening night specials, keep checking Japandaman for updates. We’ll have the updates on our Facebook page and Twitter as well. And don’t forget to check the official site for session times and screening locations.

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