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Saturday, March 26 • 11:45pm - Sunday, March 27 •12:45am
VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER: A Tale of Two Ghibli Classics

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In 1988, two animated features from Studio Ghibli premiered in Japanese theaters.  Despite disappointing box office returns, both have gone on to become classics of Anime and today are among many fans' top ten lists.  The first is the lighthearted MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, and the melancholy tragedy GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, respectively.  Both of which are polar opposites, but in many ways alike.  They also share a lot of compelling behind the scenes facts.  Take a memory trip down memory lane as this panel discusses this odd couple of masterpieces and explores their rich history.

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Jon Turner

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER was fashioned in the spring of 2000 when the COVID-19 outbreak began. The founder, Highland Park resident Jon Turner, has been an animation fan since childhood, and has appeared in stage productions. These hour-long panels offer fascinating anecdotes about specific... Read More →

Saturday March 26, 2022 11:45pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:45am EDT
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