Netflix Picks Up International Rights to Studio Ghibli Movie ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Review Ethan / 2023-03-22 03:16:44

In the Spring of 2020, Netflix acquired the international rights to Studio Ghibli’s incredible library of animated movies, making millions of subscribers around the globe extremely happy. Earwig and the Witch is the latest Studio Ghibli film from their amazing filmography and will be available on Netflix worldwide in November 2021.

Earwig and the Witch is Japanese CGI animated movie directed by Gorō Miyazaki, and the 22nd feature film created by the legendary Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli. The feature is the first in Studio Ghibli’s history to be fully CGI, as traditionally, the studio previously animated their movies with the iconic Ghibli art style.

What time is Earwig and Witch due to Netflix?

According to the Hollywood Reporter Earwig and The Witch will debut on Netflix in November 2021. The animated film will not be streamable in Japan and the United States.

Earwig and the Witch are available to stream in the United States via HBO Max. The majority of the Studio Ghibli movies can also be streamed.

Gorō Miyazaki, the director of Earwig and the Witch, and son of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki had the following to say about Netflix acquiring the international rights to the movie:

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 art form. 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.

After release, Earwig and The Witch will be streamable on Netflix in more than 30 languages.

How does Earwig get the Witch to do it?

Earwig was abandoned as a child and placed in an orphanage. She is adopted by an unusual couple who are witches. Earwig is now a servant to her adoptive parents and learns magic, which changes her entire life.

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Earwig and the Witch – Copyright. Studio Ghibli

What are the members of the Earwig and Witch cast?

The complete cast list of both the Japanese and English versions of Earwig and the Witch is available:

Role English Japanese
Earwig Taylor Paige Henderson Kokoro Hirasawa
Bella Yaga Vanessa Marshall Shinobu Terajima
Mandrake Richard E. Grant Etsushi Toyokawa
Thomas Dan Stevens Gaku Hamada
Earwig’s Mother Kacey Musgraves Sherina Munaf
Mr. Jenkins JB Blanc Yuji Ueda
Matron Pandora Colin
Custard Logan Hannan
Phyllis Summer Jenkins
Sally Vivienne Rutherford
Assistant Matron Alex Cartañá
Cook Tom Bromhead
Assistant Cook Eva Kaminsky

How long does Earwig take to get the Witch and Witch ready for the next round?

Earwig and The Witch lasts 82 minutes.

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