The latest animated film from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli will arrive on Netflix on November 18, expanding the streamer’s already extensive catalog.
Earwig and the witch will be available to a worldwide audience. Since 2020, 21 Studio Ghibli films have been available worldwide, with the exception of the US and Japan, through global distribution partner Wild Bunch International and GKIDS exclusively for Canada.
“We are delighted that our film Earwig and the witch It will reach many countries and territories through Netflix, ”said director Goro Miyazaki. “The film is Studio Ghibli’s first fully 3D CGI film, prompting 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 up to overcome difficulties with her relentless resourcefulness and energy. We hope you love our earwig, just as you enjoyed spending time with the main characters from our last 21 movies.
Aram Yacoubian, Netflix Animation Film Director, said: “We are incredibly fortunate to continue to expand the Studio Ghibli line of movies on Netflix by streaming Earwig and the Witch. Goro Miyazaki’s long-awaited new film will bring a new perspective to popular Studio Ghibli films. In the countries and territories where we stream Studio Ghibli movies (excluding the US and Japan), 55 million households have chosen to watch a Studio Ghibli movie on Netflix since 2020, and that number will continue to grow. We have been impressed by the positive reactions from viewers everywhere, which shows that stories can come from anywhere and can be loved everywhere.
The last movie Earwig and the witch, tells the story of a headstrong young woman who grew up in an orphanage. Her life changes drastically 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 a script by Keiko Niwa and Emi Gunji, Earwig’s story is based on a novel of the same name by English writer Diana Wynne Jones.