Don’t want to watch another depressing episode of Eastenders this Christmas? Then see our list of anime films showing on TV this festive period. All courtesy of Film 4, it seems Ghibli season has arrived!
Times and dates according to the Radio Times, may be subject to change.
Pom Poko, 13 December, 11am
“They used their balls as weapons in a brave kamikaze attack”
Tales from Earthsea, Friday 18 December, 11am
“Deny death, and you deny life”
Arrietty, Saturday 19 December, 11am and 24 December, 11am
“Sometimes you have to fight for the things that are worth fighting for.”
Porco Rosso, Sunday 20 December, 11am
“I’d rather be a pig than a fascist”
Laputa: Castle in the Sky, 21 December 11am
“The earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand”
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Tuesday 22 December, 11am
Why does everything that’s good for you have to taste so bad?
The Cat Returns, Wednesday 23 December, 11am
“Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear”
Howls Moving Castle, Friday 25 December, 1.20pm
“May all your bacon burn”
Kiki’s Special Delivery Service, Saturday 26 December, 11am
“I’m going to put my paws together and pray that you’re not serious”
My Neighbour Totoro, Sunday 27 December, 11am
“Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!”
Spirited Away, Monday 28 December, 11am
“You don’t remember your name?”
“No, but for some reason I remember yours”
Ponyo, Wednesday 30 December, 11am
“I love Ponyo whether she’s a fish, a human, or something inbetween“
P.S. You may also want to watch Korean Vampire Horror, Thirst, Sunday 20 December 12.40am
Enjoy these movies and let me know if you find anymore hidden gems over Christmas!