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Valdosta Cinemas continues Studio Ghibli film festival

Valdosta Cinemas is continuing to show all 10 of Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic animated films during studio Ghibli’s first nationwide festival event.

The movie festival is for devoted fans who want to experience the illuminating worlds of their favorite films on the big screen again.

The 10 Japanese animated films that are shown at the cinema include Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, The Wind Rises, and a live action version of Spirited Away.

Studio Ghibli is mostly known for its magical and fantastical films that take viewers to another world. Miyazaki, being a master creator of magical worlds, never fails to combine fantasy with realism.

What makes these films even more special is their inclusion of all ages. Studio Ghibli provides a journey for both children and adults to enjoy, where they can relate to their favorite characters in the story.

“I’ve definitely been watching these films since I was a kid. I don’t know, it’s just something about the films that are so intriguing, so I never get tired of watching them. My favorite movie probably has to be Spirited Away,” said Matthew Spring, a senior majoring in mass media.

With most of the films already been shown, there are two more films left to be seen on the big screen here in Valdosta.

Howl’s Moving Castle will be showing on September 23 for the subtitled version and September 24 for the dubbed version. Spirited Away, being the last movie to be shown, will be screening on October 28 for the subtitled version and October 29 for the dubbed version.

Written by Jasmine Hightower, Entertainment Editor. Photo by Bailey Storey, Co-Editor in Chief. 

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