Here’s a nice Halloween treat to stuff in your candy bucket. Courtesy of our pals at GKIDS and Fathom Events, we’ve got a set of two tickets for the next installment of Studio Ghibli Fest, which will present Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning feature Spirited Away in select US cinemas on Oct. 29 & 30, and Nov. 1. Just answer our trivia question below for a chance to win!
The film centers on a young but resourceful girl named Chihiro, whose seemingly dull road trip with her parents takes a supernatural turn when they stop at a village that is not at all what it seems, and her parents are placed under a transformative curse. The human girl is then whisked into a world of spirits, dragons and a possessive witch. If Chihiro wants to escape her servitude and save her parents, she’ll have to call upon a courage she never knew she had.
Originally released in 2001, Spirited Away was written and directed by Miyazaki and produced by Toshio Suzuki for Studio Ghibli.
Screenings will be presented dubbed in English for the Sunday matinee and Wednesday evening shows, and in the original Japanese with English subtitles on Monday evening. The voice casts are lead by Daveigh Chase/Rumi Hiiragi (Chihiro), Jason Marsden/Miyu Irino (Haku), Suzanne Pleshette/Mari Natsuki (Yubaba & Zeniba), David Ogden Stiers/Bunta Sugawara (Kamaji) and Susan Egan/Yumi Tamai (Lin) — Chihiro’s parents are voiced by Michael Chiklis/Takashi Naitou and Lauren Holly/Yasuko Sawaguchi. Familiar animation voicers Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, John Ratzenberger, Bob Bergen, Rodger Bumpass and Jack Angel are also in the dub.
Tickets, participating theaters and more info on Studio Ghibli Fest available here.
Enter for your chance to win by sending the correct answer to the trivia question below with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Spirited Away Giveaway.”
QUESTION: The loveable little soot sprites from My Neighbor Totoro show up again in Spirited Away — what job did they find after leaving the ol’ country house?
A. Gathering food for No-Face
B. Creating dirty customers for the bath house
C. Taking care of Baby
D. Carrying coal for Kamaji