The latest Studio Ghibli film, Earwig and the Witch, has just been given an official release date!
The upcoming animated film will debut in theaters on February 3rd, before also premiering on HBO Max on February 5th.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Goro Miyazaki’s magical new film to North American audiences next month,” GKIDS president Dave Jesteadt, said in a statement. “Earwig and the Witch is the first new Studio Ghibli release in four years, and is the studio’s first foray into computer animation. Working together with HBO Max, Fathom Events, and other theatrical partners will enable GKIDS to bring this wonderful film to the widest possible audience.”
Here’s a synopsis: Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted.
Earwig and the Witch stars the voices of Kacey Musgraves, Dan Stevens, Richard E Grant and Taylor Paige Henderson.
Kacey also sings the English version of the film’s theme song “Don’t Disturb Me,” which you can listen to here!
If you didn’t already know, there are currently 21 other Studio Ghibli films to stream on HBO Max, include The Secret World of Arietty, which features the voices of Bridgit Mendler and David Henrie, and Ponyo, starring Noah Cyrus and Frankie Jonas.
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