Princess Mononoke, the classic anime film from legendary writer/director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, will return to movie theaters for two nights to celebrate both the film’s 20th anniversary and Miyazaki’s birthday.
Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary comes to U.S. cinemas, subtitled on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. and English-dubbed on Monday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m., presented by Fathom Events and GKIDS.
As part of the event, theaters will also screen the1995 Miyazaki-directed music video by the Japanese rock duo Chage & Aska for their song “On Your Mark,” which has previously never been released in North America.
The Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary event follows GKIDS and Fathom’s Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary screenings.
Tickets for Princess Mononoke: 20th Anniversary can be purchased online or at participating box offices of more than 350 movie theaters. For a complete list of theates, locations visit the Fathom Events website.
Princess Mononoke unfolds as Ashitaka, a young warrior inflicted with a deadly curse, heads into the forest in search of a cure. There, he meets the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home, and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. This classic story of the conflict between nature and civilization, and what it means to be human, has dazzled audiences for years with its iconic characters, action-packed battle scenes and sweeping scope.0comments
“We are pleased to be partnering again with GKIDS to bring another of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s animated classics to cinemas across the country,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said in a statement. “Following in the footsteps of ‘Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary,’ ‘Princess Mononoke’ is set to be another fan-favorite Fathom event.”
To coincide with the anniversary release, Hot Topic has been named official Princess Mononoke retail partner. Look for Princess Mononoke merchandise in Hot Topic retail sites across North America.