JAKARTA, March 14, 2017 – Studio Ghibli is Academy Award winning animation studio based in Japan. At last, Studio Ghibli’s most famous films are coming to the screen in 45 theaters in 17 cities across Indonesia. This Indonesian theatrical release is made possible by Kaninga Pictures and Hakuhodo DY media partners with Studio Ghibli as licenser, in a cooperation with the largest Indonesian cinema network, Cinema 21.
For many animation fans in Indonesia, this will be their first opportunity to watch Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces in a proper movie theater, as its films have only been shown in a handful cities, or in very limited events such as film or cultural festivals.
“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 even women empowerment,” remarked Willawati, CEO of Kaninga Pictures. “We hope that Studio Ghibli’s films will be well received not only by its Indonesian fans but also by Indonesian public in general,” she continued.
From April to September 2017, excluding June which coincides with Ramadan, animation fans will be able to enjoy Studio Ghibli’s most celebrated films in Cinema XXI theaters near them, beginning with Spirited Away, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003, followed by My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Further information about cities, theaters, schedule, and ticket price can be viewed on www.worldofghibli.id. Pre-sale tickets are already available for purchase on the same website.
This announcement of Indonesian theatrical release may lead to more exciting projects in the future that will be the first of its kind in South East Asia. More information will be released in a press conference which is going to be held on March 30th, 2017.
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