The Jakarta Post
A still from 'My Neighbor Totoro' by Studio Ghibli. (www.facebook.com/GhibliFrance/-)
Popular animated films from Academy Award-winning animation studio in Japan, Studio Ghibli, are slated to be screened in 45 Cinema XXI theaters in 17 cities across Indonesia between April and September.
Among some of the movies are the 2003 Academy Award-winning Spirited Away that narrates the adventure of Chihiro in a world of strange creatures, spirits and sorcerers, the iconic My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Tickets to see Spirited Away in April are currently available online with prices starting from Rp 30,000 (US$2).
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The poster of 'Spirited Away' that will be screened in 17 cities across Indonesia throughout 2017.(World of Ghibli /File)
The screening is part of a collaboration between Jakarta-based film company Kaninga Pictures and Japan-based media firm Hakuhodo DY with Studio Ghibli as the licenser, as well as local cinema network Cinema 21.
“Studio Ghibli has many devoted fans from all around the world thanks to its unrivaled animation quality and stories that are filled with precious values, such as love of family, environmental sustainability and women empowerment,” said Kaninga Pictures CEO Willawati in a press release. “We hope that Studio Ghibli’s films will be well received not only by Indonesian fans but also by the public in general.” (kes)
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