Studio Ghibli Matinees

Sat, Jan 11th, 2020 to Sun, Feb 9th, 2020

The magic of Studio Ghibli returns to the big screen at Music Box, in our first weekend matinee series of 2020! Beloved by kids and adults alike, films from the groudbreaking Japanese animation house have been delighting audiences for over 3 decades. All films will be dubbed in English.

Movies & Showtimes for
Studio Ghibli Matinees

Sat, Jan 11th
Howl's Moving Castle

11:30AM
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Sun, Jan 12th
Howl's Moving Castle

11:30AM
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Sat, Jan 18th
My Neighbor Totoro

11:30AM
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Sun, Jan 19th
My Neighbor Totoro

11:30AM
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Mon, Jan 20th
My Neighbor Totoro

11:30AM
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The Cat Returns

A FILM BY: Hiroyuki Morita
WRITTEN BY: Aoi Hiiragi (comic), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay)
STARRING: Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Judy Greer, Kristen Bell, Andy Richter

In this sequel to WHISPER OF THE HEART, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical feline world and must find her inner strength to make her way back home. After Haru saves the life of a seemingly ordinary street cat while on her way to school, she is visited by the mystical and mysterious King of Cats. In a show of gratitude for rescuing his son, the king cat showers Haru with gifts – including a large supply of individually wrapped live mice – and decrees that she shall marry the cat prince and come to live as a princess in the secret Kingdom of Cats.

Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 2002
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 75 mins
Format: 35mm

Howl's Moving Castle

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay), Diana Wynne Jones (novel)
STARRING: Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Emily Mortimer, Jean Simmons

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure.

Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 2004
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 119 mins
Format: 35mm

My Neighbor Totoro

A FILM BY: Hayao Miyazaki
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki
STARRING: Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning

When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus. Featuring the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, in early roles.

Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 1988
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 86 mins
Format: 35mm

The Secret World of Arrietty

A FILM BY: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
WRITTEN BY: Mary Norton (novel), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
STARRING: Bridgit Mendler, David Henrie, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Carol Burnett

In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when brave and tiny Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, and they begin to form a friendship that blossoms into an extraordinary adventure. A gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of The Borrowers, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, this sumptuously animated and heartwarming story features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, David Henrie, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, and Carol Burnett.

Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 2010
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 95 mins
Format: DCP

Whisper of the Heart

A FILM BY: Yoshifumi Kondô
WRITTEN BY: Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay), Aoi Hiiragi (comic)
STARRING: Brittany Snow, David Gallagher, James Sikking

A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Together with Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted by The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on a life-changing adventure that takes her beyond the boundaries of her imagination. This beautiful tale, based on a screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki, will delight and amaze audiences of all ages!

Dubbed in English

Technical Information

Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: Japan
Language: English
Run Time: 111 mins
Format: 35mm

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