Studio Ghibli First 3DCG Animated Movie Earwig and the Witch Trailer Is Out
Studio Ghibli is a renowned studio that has given such classics like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke. For decades now, this has always had a distinct style in all of their movies. Today, Studio proudly showed off the trailer of their first 3D CG animated film called Earwig and the Witch.
Goro Miyazaki directs EARWIG AND THE WITCH (From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) and produced by studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki planning on the feature from Academy Awardâ-winner Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro). Based on the children’s novel “Earwig and the Witch” by Diana Wynne Jones (“Howl’s Moving Castle”), the film marks Studio Ghibli’s first entirely 3DCG animated feature. An official selection for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival is slated to air on NHK in Japan on December 30, 2020. GKIDS will release the film in North America in early 2021 and qualify the film for awards consideration.
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 her new guardians’ secrets, 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 latest film from the legendary Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and more) is directed by Goro Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) and produced by studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki, with planning on the feature from Academy Award®-winner Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring the voices of Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves, and Dan Stevens, Earwig, and the Witch additionally features an English language theme song performance by six-time Grammy Award-winner Kacey Musgraves. Based on the children’s novel by Diana Wynne Jones (“Howl’s Moving Castle”), the film marks Studio Ghibli’s first 3DCG animated feature.