The Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, known for such works as My Neighbor Totoro and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, will release its first film in the IMAX format. It is the project Kimitachi wa Dō Ikiru ka or How Do You Live? This is reported by Gizmodo.
According to Anime News Network, the studio’s film will have multiple screenings in various formats. In addition to IMAX, it will be available in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema and DTS:X. So far, this applies only to the release of the film in Japan, which will take place on July 14.
An international release date has not yet been announced, so it’s not yet known if How You Do Live? will be shown IMAX theaters worldwide.
Until now, Studio Ghibli’s works have been shown in a standard and cheaper format during movie screenings. So the film’s release in IMAX makes it look like the event it might well be, as it’s reportedly the last film the studio’s director Hayao Miyazaki will work on.
We will remind that last year Star Wars and Studio Ghibli created a joint short film about Grogu. It’s called Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies, starring the beloved alien kid from The Mandalorian with a strong affinity for the Force and susuwatari from Hayao Miyazaki’s cartoons My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.