Beginning on December 17th, GKIDS will make the full library Studio Ghibli titles – including classics like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke – available on digital download-to-own in the United States and Canada.
All titles will be available in both English and Japanese languages.
GKIDS and Fathom Events are partnering for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 -the third annual celebration of animated film from one of the world’s finest animation studios.
Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 will feature nine films from the studio’s library – ranging from stunning masterworks like Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to more intimate titles like Kiki’s Delivery Service and The Secret World of Arrietty.
GKIDS has acquired the home entertainment rights for the Studio Ghibli catalog – including such classic titles as Princess Mononke and Spirited Away.
The distributor will reissue the Studio Ghibli titles beginning with eight titles in October: Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away followed by Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
All eight titles will be in stores on October 31st.
As someone whose favorite Hayao Miyazaki movie is, in fact, My Neighbor Totoro, I am pleased to note that in celebration the 25th Anniversary of the release of Miyazaki’s anime masterpiece, VIZ Media is announcing the release of My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel – with illustrations by Miyazaki – as well as a brand new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book. Both titles will be in stores on October 1st.
Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.
Maybe it’s because Ponyo did four times the box office of any North American release of any previous film by Hayao Miyazaki, maybe it’s because they are just such wonderful films. Whatever the case, Disney DVD has re-issued the director’s Castle in the Air, Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro in two-disc special editions with a ton of new bonus features.