Hello and welcome to AniTAY Movie Weekend! This weekend, December 4 & 5 we will be watching our first Studio Ghibli movies in this format: Castle in the Sky on Friday, December 4 at 9 EST and Porco Rosso on Saturday, December 5 at 10 EST.

If you want to watch with us, find your own copy of the film and have it ready to play at 0:00 before the designated time, then log into the skype group and text chat along with us as we all watch together.

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We will be discussing via skype chat over here…https://join.skype.com/yGAOkXT just join in and scroll down to the bottom. Press play when the computer clock strikes 9/10 EST, and and text chat along with us as we all watch together! If you need help, your skype contacts are googsy5, krakkenunleashed, and shade.012

Unfortunately, I am unaware of any legal streaming options for either movie. Disney and Studio Ghibli seem to prefer more traditional means of distribution, but if anyone knows more, please let me know!



Friday, December 4 at 9 PM EST.

This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky wearing a glowing pendant. Together they discover both are searching for a legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta’s neck. Their quest won’t be easy, however. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth, and from each other. - (Source: MAL)


Saturday, December 6 at 10 PM EST.

Take flight with “Porco” Rosso, a valiant World War I flying ace! From tropical Adriatic settings to dazzling aerial maneuvers, this action-adventure from world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki is full of humor, courage and chivalry. When “Porco”—whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell—infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a rival pilot, to “get rid” of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beautiful Gina. But it is in the air where the true battles are waged. Will our hero be victorious? - (Source: MAL)


We hope you can join us!