Whisper of the Heart is one of the lesser-known Studio Ghibli offerings, but still had a major impact. Written by master Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Yoshifumi Kondo, the 1995 film is about Shizuku, a teenage girl with an overactive imagination. It was sadly Kondo's only film before his death.
But its legacy lives on, and it was a major influence on many animators, including Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar. As part of GKIDS' Studio Ghibli Fest 2019, the film will hold two separate nationwide screenings, featuring a special intro from Sugar. The English-dubbed version, featuring Brittany Snow as Shizuku, will show at 7pm local time on Monday, July 1. The original subtitled version follows the next day, also at 7pm local time.