Netflix To Expand Studio Ghibli Library With Earwig And The Witch

Netflix expands its roster of films by critically acclaimed Studio Ghibli with its latest animated film Earwig And The Witch that will be coming to Netflix on 18 November 2021. Since 2020, 21 films from Studio Ghibli have been available to viewers across the world, delighting both existing and new fans with their renowned and timeless storytelling.

Director Goro Miyazaki said:

“We’re thrilled that our film Earwig and the Witch will reach many countries and territories through Netflix. The film is Studio Ghibli’s first fully 3D CGI film which prompted us with an exciting challenge to reflect the spirit and pride of our studio using this new artform.

Through that experience we met Earwig, our rebellious protagonist who grows to overcome difficulties with her wits and relentless energy. We hope you will come to love our Earwig, just like you enjoyed spending time with the main characters in our last 21 films.

Today, the world is forced to continue its journey into a chaotic era. We hope this film will inspire our children who live long into the future.”

Aram Yacoubian, Director of Animation Film at Netflix, said:

“We’re incredibly fortunate to continue expanding the Studio Ghibli film lineup on Netflix by streaming Earwig and the Witch. The highly anticipated new film of Goro Miyazaki will bring a fresh perspective to the wildly popular Studio Ghibli films.

In countries and territories where we stream Studio Ghibli films (excluding US and Japan), 55M households have chosen to watch a Studio Ghibli film on Netflix since 2020, and that number will only continue to grow.

We’ve been blown away by the positive reactions from viewers everywhere, proving that stories can come from anywhere, and can be loved everywhere”.

The latest movie Earwig And The Witch tells the story of a headstrong young girl, who grew up in an orphanage and her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. Directed by Goro Miyazaki and with planning by Hayao Miyazaki and screenplay by Keiko Niwa and Emi Gunji, the story of Earwig is based on a novel of the same name by English writer Diana Wynne Jones. The movie will be premiering on Netflix starting November 18.

The adventures of Earwig will soon be available to fans across the world and in over 30 languages, including Japanese, English, Mandarin, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai in addition to many more languages available in subtitles.

Check out my review of Earwig And The Witch by heading over here.

See below for the full lineup of Studio Ghibli films available on Netflix:

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

  • Castle in the Sky (1986)

  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

  • Only Yesterday (1991)

  • Porco Rosso (1992)

  • Ocean Waves (1993)

  • Pom Poko (1994)

  • Whisper of the Heart (1995)

  • Princess Mononoke (1997)

  • My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

  • Spirited Away (2001)

  • The Cat Returns (2002)

  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

  • Tales from Earthsea (2006)

  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)

  • Arrietty (2010)

  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

  • The Wind Rises (2013)

  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

  • When Marnie Was There (2014)

  • Earwig and the Witch (2020)

Author: Alleef Ashaari

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