Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kiki’s Delivery Service by catching it on the big screen, along with many other Studio Ghibli classics.

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af58f59c-d932-4292-85a7-a786d2bfb141Known for its charming, fantastical adventures with an array of memorable characters and creatures, all presented in beautifully drawn animation, Studio Ghibli is legendary for its anime feature films. From the furry, multi-legged Cat-bus of My Neighbor Totoro to the haunting forest spirits of Princess Mononoke, each Studio Ghibli film you see is bound to leave a lasting impression on your imagination.

c484ab6d-6392-48ff-a3bb-82de0aac8babWhether you’re a long-time lover of Ghibli or still looking to experience your first Ghibli film, this year’s Studio Ghibli Fest gives you the opportunity to catch some of these unforgettable adventures on the big screen. Brought to us by Cineplex Events, from April to December the festival will be screening a catalogue of Ghibli’s most beloved titles in 41 participating Cineplex theatres across Canada. And with each film being screened both with English dubbing and in Japanese with English subtitles, you can choose your preferred way to experience each story.

16cf6c10-d5f7-439a-9757-7debb6f0a7ebAt the centre of this year’s Studio Ghibli Fest is Kiki’s Delivery Service, the magical coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, which will screen at select Cineplex theatres across Canada on July 28, 29 and 31.

5ceda03d-854a-4bdd-a6d9-21caa28380d9But the screenings don’t stop there—this joyful festival will continue to delight us with Ghibli films all through the year. Other planned screenings include Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in May, Whisper of the Heart in early July, My Neighbor Totoro in August, The Secret World of Arrietty in September, Spirited Away in October and Princess Mononoke in November, with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya finishing out the festival in December.

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For a full listing of the films being screened, and to find out which Cineplex theatres near you will be participating, visit the festival’s website at www.ghiblifest.com.