Search form

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘KiKi’s Delivery Service’ Returns to U.S. Cinemas July 23 & 24

Beloved coming-of-age story from Studio Ghibli to be screened in Japanese and English-dub versions.

All images © 1989 Eiko Kadono - Studio Ghibli - N.

As part of STUDIO GHIBLI FEST, a six film monthly series of anime classics from independent animation distributor GKIDS and Fathom Events, the iconic KiKi’s Delivery Service, from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, will play in U.S. movie theaters nationwide for two days only on Sunday, July 23 (dubbed) and Monday, July 24 (subtitled).

KiKi’s Delivery Service is the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a picturesque seaside village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries.

This event also features the GKIDS MINIFEST, an ongoing festival of award-winning short animated films from around the world.

Tickets for KiKi’s Delivery Service and other STUDIO GHIBLI FEST titles can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in nearly 600 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Source: Fathom Events

Jennifer Wolfe's picture

Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.