A special season devoted to Japan's animation master, at a family-friendly timeslot so the littlies can get spirited away before bedtime.
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27 Nov 2014 - 12:56 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:31 AM

My Neighbour Totoro

(Screened: Saturday December 6, 5:55pm)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Tim Daly
What's it about?
The story follows Satsuke and Mai, two young girls who find their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life.

 

Kiki's Delivery Service

(Screened Saturday December 13, 6pm)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds

What's it about?
Kiki, a young witch, has turned 13, and according to the ancient tradition she must leave home to find her own place in the world. She flies her broom to a coastal town where she finds a room above a local bakery, run by Mrs Osono, and sets up a delivery service. Despite a few misadventures, Kiki is doing fine until one day she discovers that her powers have disappeared.

 

Spirited Away

(Screened Saturday December 20, 5:55pm)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino

What's it about?
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new house in the suburbs, on their way, they stumble upon a tunnel that leads them into a fantasy world full of ghosts, and strange creatures.

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Studio Ghibli's lauded 'Spirited Away'.
 

Howl's Moving Castle

(Screened: Saturday December 27, 5:55pm)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall

What's it about?
Sophie, a teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is swept off her feet by a wizard named Howl, and is turned into a 90-year old woman by the Wicked Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible odyssey to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl's magical moving castle.

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Ponyo

Saturday January 3, 6pm

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey
What's it about?
In a small town by the sea lives five year-old Sosuke. One morning while playing on the rocky beach below his house, he rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, her head stuck in a jar. Both Ponyo and Sosuke become firm friends until Ponyo's father forces her to return with him to the ocean depths. What follows is an amazing underwater adventure for all ages....

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Please note that the movies in this season will not be available at SBS On Demand afterwards. 

 

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