Japanese animations to be showed

The entire collection of films made by one of the world’s most loved and acclaimed animation studios, Studio Ghibli, is coming to the Melbourne CBD in August.

The series of Japanese household animation films, including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Laputa: Castle in the Sky, will be showcased at Hoyts Melbourne Central and ACMI from August 24 to September 20.

Twenty-two films produced by Studio Ghibli and a behind-the-scenes documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness will be shown on the big screen at the two CBD locations and other participating cinemas around Melbourne.

Film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki, dubbed the “Walt Disney of Japan”, co-founded Studio Ghibli and produced the film collection.

Studio Ghibli’s 2001 film Spirited Away won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and many other international awards.

The month-long showcase of films from the iconic Japanese animation studio is part of the Australia-wide Celebrate Studio Ghibli program.

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