Ghibli fans anticipate the release of 21 classic films from the Japanese animation house.
This February, a number of Studio Ghibli films will be made available on Netflix outside of North America, including My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Porco Rosso, Only Yesterday, Ocean Waves and Tales from Earthsea.
The second wave of releases will hit the streaming service on 1 March, and will include Oscar-winning Spirited Away, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbors the Yamadas, The Cat Returns, Arrietty, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.
Finally, 1 April brings Pom Poko, Whisper of the Heart, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, From Up on Poppy Hill, The Wind Rises, and When Marnie Was There to the service.
All films will be screened in their native Japanese with subtitles – however, Netflix will be providing its own subtitles for 28 languages and 20 new language dubs in its commitment to the films.
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said: “In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. We’ve listened to our fans and have made the definitive decision to stream our film catalogue. We hope people around the world will discover the world of Studio Ghibli through this experience.”
The films will be available globally with the exception of the US, Canada and Japan.