GKIDS Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 continues with Princess Mononoke returning to theaters on November 17, 18, and 20 with Fathom Events. Kids of all ages can celebrate the magic from legendary director, Hayao Miyazaki. Princess Mononoke was released in Japan on July 12, 1997, and came to the United States on October 29, 1999. Right out of the gate the film was met with critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1997 in Japan. However, Princess Mononoke didn’t see as much success in the U.S. when it came to theaters in 1999, but has grown quite a cult following over the last 20 years.
Princess Mononoke is set in Muromachi Japan, where humans, forest gods and animals are fighting for survival. The story follows