Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro at the Studio Ghibli official pop-up shop in San Francisco. The shop that is a collaboration between Kinokuniya USA and Her Universe will open be open from 12-6PM starting February 24 – March 18th at TOTO Concept 190 (near AT&T Park) and will feature exclusive items.
The pop-up interior design has been inspired by the forest where friendly spirt ‘Totoro’ lives in the animated film ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro – the story of two sisters, Satsuki and Mel and their whimsical interactions with the friendly forest spirit Totoro). The interior of the store will be forest green and have eco-friendly merchandise fixtures made of recycled cardboard and wall graphics of magical creators and critters from the film. Customers who purchase $100 or more at the pop-up will receive a free souvenir tote bag while supplies last. Admission to the shop will be free but large crowds are expected so online registration will be required please follow their twitter accounts and the KinokuniyaUSA site for details.
Keep up on the details of this magical wonderland celebrating ‘My Neighbor Toto’ by following @KinokuniyaUSA and @HerUniverse to learn of merchandise sneak peeks, announcements and other information.
About Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators, and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature of 2002 and in 2005 Miyazaki was named one of “the most influential people” by TIME Magazine.
About Kinokuniya USA
Kinokuniya Bookstore was founded in 1927 in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan. In 1969, Kinokuniya opened its first overseas bookstore in San Francisco, California.
Our goal was to provide the Japanese community with books and magazines,
and introduce Japanese culture to the local community. Today, we have 11 stores in the U.S.. We honor our initial goal by offering a wide assortment of titles in Japanese and English in all our U.S. bookstores.
About Her Universe
Her Universe, the groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, is the vision of Ashley Eckstein, actress, entrepreneur and voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Ashley has been widely recognized as a business woman, Fangirl trendsetter and leading voice for female fandom. Founded in 2010, Ashley launched Her Universe with the mission to create stylish, fashion-forward merchandise for female sci-fi fans. Her Universe is a place for fangirls to step into the spotlight and be heard, recognized and rewarded. Ashley’s goal, from the beginning, was to build the company into a stand-alone entertainment and merchandise brand and, today, Her Universe is leading the way. Hoping to change the perception that science fiction and fantasy is just for boys, Her Universe has joined forces with some of the biggest names in the sci-fi/fantasy world to create fangirl apparel and accessories for such well-known names as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and Marvel.
Today, Her Universe, a stand-alone subsidiary of Hot Topic, Inc., has expanded into entertainment and is also known as a lifestyle brand. Her Universe produces a “geek couture” fashion show every year at San Diego Comic-Con called The Her Universe Fashion Show, as well as a docu-series based about the fashion show for Comic-Con HQ. Recently, Her Universe announced it’s own publishing imprint called Her Universe Press with books to follow in 2017-2018.
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Any fan of animation knows the name and has seen Hayao Miyazaki films on TV but you may not have had the opportunity to seem in the theatre. As GKIDS and Fathom Events Studio Ghibli Fest continues across the nation the next film to be screened in select U.S. Cinemas will be “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” on September 24, 25 & 27th. The film has been dubbed in English with the talents of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos, Shia LaBeouf, Chris Sarandon and more contributing their voices to this classic Studio Ghibli film.
This event also features the GKIDS MINIFEST
, an ongoing festival of award-winning short
animated films from around the world, as part of the exclusive event experience.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, Nausicaä is a young princess, both brave and innocent, whose love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice and eventual triumph.
The film will be in nearly 600 select movie theaters and to find a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website(theaters and participants are subject to change)
Tickets for can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com
or at participating theater box offices.
Sunday, September 24 at 12:55 p.m. local time (English- dubbed).
Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-language subtitled).
Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English-dubbed).
The 2017 partnership kicks off with the iconic “My Neighbor Totoro,” from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26. “Totoro” is the first title in STUDIO GHIBLI FEST, a six film monthly series which continues with “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Castle In The Sky,” “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and a special cinema-run of the Academy Award-winning “Spirited Away” timed for Halloween. GKIDS is also partnering with Fathom Events to release “Mune: Guardian of the Moon,” from the producers of “The Little Prince,” for the first time in U.S. cinemas. Two additional new release titles are anticipated as part of the 2017 GKIDS/Fathom lineup.
Posted in Animated, Los Angeles Tagged with: Alison Lohman, Animation, award-winning short animated films, Chris Sarandon, Edward James Olmos, Fathom Events, Film festival, GKIDS, Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Patrick Stewart, Shia LaBeouf, Studio Ghibli, Studio Ghibli Festival, Uma Thurman
‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is coming to the U.S. Cinemas with the
STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2017
June 25 and 26 Only
Mark your calendars and buy tickets for the STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2017! The festival will include six-films in the monthly series of anime masterpieces that will be nationwide. The first fill will be in June with the iconic “My Neighbor Totoro,” from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Tickets for STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2017 can be purchased online by visiting
This is such a great opportunity to see Studio Ghibli’s most iconic film (and characters) in this beloved family classic ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. The animated film is about two young girls, Satsuki and Mei who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. But country life is not so simple as it seems, as they soon discover the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, most notably a family of Totoros, gigantic but gentle bear-like forest spirits that can only be seen by children. The Totoros introduce the girls to a series of new adventures, including a ride aboard the Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece that brought Studio Ghibli and Japanese animation to a new global audience.
You will be able to see two versions. One will be dubbed in English on June 25 and subtitled on June 26, this special two-day event will also feature GKIDS Mini-Fest, an ongoing festival of the best animated shorts from around the world.
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Mune: Guardian of the Moon
This event also features the GKIDS MINIFEST, an ongoing festival of award-winning short animated films from around the world, as part of the exclusive event experience.
Sunday, June 25 at 12:55 p.m. local time (English language dubbed)
Monday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English language subtitled)
Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in more than 550 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change)
CINEMARK SERIES PASS
Cinemark is offering series passes for $60. Plus, for a limited time only, Cinemark Connections members unlock an exclusive poster reward.
YOU COULD WIN A TRIP TO TOKYO!
Buy a ticket to any Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 title May 5–June 27 & be entered to win a trip to the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka in Tokyo!
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This festival looks so cool and if I was in NYC would release my inner child so that I could attend some of these screenings!
New York International Children’s Film Festival
March 2 – 25, 2012
NYICFF was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. Since its launch, the event has grown to become the largest festival for children and teens in North America, with a paid audience of over 20,000 attending the most recent event. Since 2000, all screenings have sold out in advance.
Each year the festival presents 100 animated, live action and experimental shorts and features from around the world plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. But the festival has become much more than just an annual event; NYICFF now offers year-round film programming, a touring festival, an online festival, and film production workshops for children ages 6-16.
STUDIO GHIBLI COLLECTION
One Month! Dec 16 – Jan 12 – IFC Center
NYICFF and GKIDS present a twenty-five year, fifteen-film retrospective of Studio Ghibli, including masterpieces from Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Don’t miss this rare chance to see some of the greatest films on all time on new 35mm prints, in both subtitled and English dubbed versions.
NYICFF FILMMAKING CAMPS
Registration is now open for NYICFF’s February filmmaking camps. Classes include Stop-Motion Animation, Create-a-Cartoon, and more! Children will have a chance to be on the other side of the camera, learn from experts, and make their visions come to life on the big screen.
Full scholarships available.
NYICFF: AN ACADEMY QUALIFYING FESTIVAL
Recipients of the NYICFF jury prizes will now be eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short and Animated Short Film categories of the Annual Academy Awards.® Congratulations to this year’s winners, “Chalk” and “The Little Boy and the Beast!”
NYICFF @ IFC Weekly!!
NYICFF is showing films EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING at 11:00am at IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas. Visit our “TICKETS” page to see what’s coming up.
Posted in art, festival, Film Tagged with: Filmmaking, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Stop motion, Studio Ghibli