Studio Ghibli’s First Fully 3D CGI Film is Coming to Netflix

Calling all fellow Studio Ghibli fans! Netflix just announced that Studio Ghibli’s latest animated film Earwig and the Witch will be coming to Netflix soon, proudly expanding the existing film catalog available on Netflix globally (excluding US and Japan). 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.

Earwig and the Witch Studio Ghibli

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Director Goro Miyazaki said, “Earwig and the Witch 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. 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, added, “The highly anticipated new film of Goro Miyazaki will bring a fresh perspective to the wildly popular Studio Ghibli films.”

The latest movie Earwig and the Witch tells the story of a headstrong young girl, who grew up in an orphanage. 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, 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.

Watch the trailer here:

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