- WHAT: Throughout 2018, GKIDS and Fathom Events continue their collaboration to bring a new line-up of treasured animated features to U.S. cinemas. STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018 gives fans an opportunity to see nine of Studio Ghibli’s celebrated animated masterpieces on cinema screens nationwide, along with some very special surprises.
Coming next in June, from the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of “Spirited Away,” and Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata, is an action-packed ecological fable about the clash between nature and human civilization: “Pom Poko.”
“Pom Poko” is about the tanuki (raccoon dogs) of Tama Hills who find their fun-loving community under attack when their quiet woodlands are threatened by encroaching developers looking to create still more houses and shopping malls. Desperate to survive, the tanuki band together and learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they undertake a last-ditch plan to scare away the humans and save their home, in this deeply affecting, funny and heartfelt look at what it means to live in the modern world.
- WHO: Fathom Events and GKIDS
- WHEN: Sunday, June 17 at 12:55 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed)
Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language subtitled) Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language dubbed)
- WHERE: Tickets for “Pom Poko” can be purchased online by visitingwww.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in over 700 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).