The new SBS World Movies channel presents a special season devoted to Japan's animation masters. All day, all July 6 & 7 weekend, only on Digital Channel 32.
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23 Jun 2019 - 11:56 AM  UPDATED 2 Jul 2019 - 2:10 PM

All across our first weekend, we're celebrating the mastery of Japanese animation powerhouse. All-day, all-weekend, all-Studio Ghibli films.  Only on SBS World Movies, digital channel 32 in glorious HD.

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Important information about SBS digital channels 31 and 32.
 

My Neighbour Totoro

Saturday 6 July, 6:00am

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

Saturday 6 July, 7:40am

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.

 

Ponyo 

Saturday 6 July, 9:45am

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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Laputa: Castle in the Sky 

Saturday 6 July: 11:45am 

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Anna Paquin, Mark Hamill, James Van Der Beek
What's it about?
The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.

 

The Secret World of Arrietty

Saturday 6 July, 2:05pm 

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 
Starring: Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan, Olivia Colman, Tom Holland
What's it about?
In this whimsical adventure, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty lives under the floorboards of a sprawling mansion set in a magical, overgrown garden with her father and mother. Arrietty and her family live by borrowing. Everything they have, they borrow or make from the things they have borrowed from the old lady who lives in the mansion. Their peaceful life is dramatically changed when the ever-curious Arrietty accidentally allows herself to be seen by Sho, a lonely 12-year-old human boy. The two begin to confide in each other and, before long, a friendship begins to blossom...

 

Kiki's Delivery Service (Encore)

Saturday 6 July, 3:50pm

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.

 

My Neighbour Totoro (Encore)

Saturday 6 July, 5:50pm

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.

 

Sunday 7 July  

Ponyo (Encore)

Sunday 7 July, 6:00am

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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The Secret World of Arrietty (Encore)

Sunday 7 July, 8:00am 

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 
Starring: Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan, Olivia Colman, Tom Holland
What's it about?
In this whimsical adventure, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty lives under the floorboards of a sprawling mansion set in a magical, overgrown garden with her father and mother. Arrietty and her family live by borrowing. Everything they have, they borrow or make from the things they have borrowed from the old lady who lives in the mansion. Their peaceful life is dramatically changed when the ever-curious Arrietty accidentally allows herself to be seen by Sho, a lonely 12-year-old human boy. The two begin to confide in each other and, before long, a friendship begins to blossom...

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Encore)

Sunday 7 July: 9:45am 

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Anna Paquin, Mark Hamill, James Van Der Beek
What's it about?
The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.

Kiki's Delivery Service (Encore)

Sunday 7 July, 12:05pm

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.

My Neighbour Totoro (Encore)

Sunday 7 July, 2:05pm

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.

The Secret World of Arrietty (Encore)

Sunday 7 July, 3:45pm 

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi 
Starring: Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan, Olivia Colman, Tom Holland
What's it about?
In this whimsical adventure, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty lives under the floorboards of a sprawling mansion set in a magical, overgrown garden with her father and mother. Arrietty and her family live by borrowing. Everything they have, they borrow or make from the things they have borrowed from the old lady who lives in the mansion. Their peaceful life is dramatically changed when the ever-curious Arrietty accidentally allows herself to be seen by Sho, a lonely 12-year-old human boy. The two begin to confide in each other and, before long, a friendship begins to blossom...

Ponyo (Encore)

Sunday 7 July, 5:30pm

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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Spirited Away

Sunday 7 July, 7:30pm

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

What's it about?
In a place that doesn't exist - something impossible happens. From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Academy Award winning masterpiece, Spirited Away. Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl named Chihiro who discovers a secret world of strange spirits, creatures and sorcery. When her parents are mysteriously transformed, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

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Studio Ghibli's lauded 'Spirited Away'.
 

 

 

  • We've chosen to screen the English language versions of the films, in order to allow younger viewers (who might not be ready for subtitles) to discover the wonder of Studio Ghibli. 
  • Please note that Studio Ghibli films are not available to streaming services, and so won't be available at SBS On Demand after broadcast. With this in mind, we are providing encore screenings across the weekend. 

 

 

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