Disney distributed the Oscar winning Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away on 750 screens. Ponyo topped that with 900. For the new Hiromasa Yonebayashi-directed The Secret World of Arrietty, Disney will be upping the count again.
Up by a third, Arrietty will be shown on 1,200 screens starting February 17th, 2012.
Pixar honcho and Ghibli advocate John Lasseter said, “I just want to do everything I can to help make sure people can go see them because they’re just magnificent films that are very different than any other animated films these days."