Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch 3DCG movie is heading to Netflix. The movie will be available outside of the United States, Taiwan, and Japan; HBO Max is the exclusive streaming platform for the movie in the US.
Earwig and the Witch is Studio Ghibli’s first 3DCG film and its first film since 2016’s The Red Turtle, which it co-produced with Wild Bunch. The film is based on the 2011 novel by Diana Wynne Jones, the author of Howl’s Moving Castle.
The staff includes Gorō Miyazaki (From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea) as director and Toshio Suzuki (The Red Turtle, The Wind Rises) as producer, with Hayao Miyazaki involved with the project’s planning. Other staff include Tan Seri as animation director, Katsuya Kondō as character designer, Yukinori Nakamura as CG supervisor, and Keiko Niwa and Emi Gunji as scriptwriters.
The Japanese cast includes Kokoro Hirasawa as Earwig (Aya in the Japanese version), Shinobu Terajima as Bella Yaga, Etsushi Toyokawa as Mandrake, Gaku Hamada as Thomas, and Sherina Munaf as Aya’s mother. Meanwhile, the English cast includes Taylor Paige Henderson as Earwig, Vanessa Marshall as Bella Yaga, Richard E. Grant as Mandrake, Dan Stevens as Thomas, and Kacey Musgraves as Earwig’s mother. Musgraves is also performing the English theme song.
Source: Netflix Geeked Twitter