In case you haven’t heard, Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, is bringing us an all-new movie—and it’s coming much sooner than you think!
“Aya to Majo” (or “Aya and the Witch”) is Studio Ghibli’s first-ever CGI-animated film that is based on the novel “Earwig and the Witch” written by Diana Wynne Jones, who also penned the novel that the beloved film “Howl’s Moving Castle,” also by Studio Ghibli, was based on.
The story follows an orphan girl named Aya who is adopted by a witch one day and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic. It will be directed by Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, and produced by Toshio Suzuki.
It was just last June when the movie was officially revealed to the public and, months later, it now has a set premiere date: December 30, 2020!
But before you mark your calendars, take note that this premiere will be for those living in Japan and will be aired on Japanese public broadcaster NHK at 7:30 PM (local time). It is unknown when and where it will be available to watch outside of the country. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for updates, though!
“Aya to Majo” is Studio Ghibli’s first full-length feature film in nearly 6 years. Its last movie was “When Marnie Was There” which premiered in 2014.
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