Getting ready to settle in for another weekend at home? Consider your plans made, because as of today you can now watch the latest Studio Ghibli film from the comfort of your couch. Goro Miyazaki’s (From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) Earwig and the Witch is now officially available to stream on HBO Max!
Earwig and the Witch, which is Studio Ghibli’s first 3DCG animated feature, is based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones (who also wrote the book that Howl’s Moving Castle was adapted from).
“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.”
The film’s English voice cast includes Richard E. Grant, Dan Stevens, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Henderson, Vanessa Marshall, and more.
Watch the trailer below.
For those hoping to venture outside of the house to catch this film, Earwig and the Witch is also playing in select theaters.
Credit for planning on Earwig and the Witch has also been given to Miyazaki’s father, Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki. This film is a co-production from Studio Ghibli, NHK, and NEP.