The Netflix platform issued a press release announcing that the film at 3DCG animation produced by Studio Ghibli, Aya to Majo (Earwig and the Witch) will come to its catalog on November 18. The tape will be available globally except in the United States, Japan and Taiwan. (The promotional video has subtitles in Spanish and dubbing in English / Japanese).
This film was part of the List of Consideration of the Academy Awards (Óscar Awards) and premiered exclusively on television, through the television NHK, on December 30, 2020. It also had a premiere in United States cinemas to Beginnings this year.
- Goro Miyazaki was in charge of the feature film direction at Studio Ghibli, with the Planning of Hayao Miyazaki and the production of Toshio Suzuki.
- Yukinori Nakamura (Boro The Caterpillar, Rakuen Tsuihō - Expellent from Paradise) was responsible for the CG animation supervision.
- Yuhki Takeuchi took care of the scenarios.
- Satoshi Takebe (from Up on Poppy Hill, Ronja The Robber's Daughter) was responsible for the composition of the soundtrack, under the sound direction of Koji Kasamatsu.
Synopsis of Aya to Majo
Not all orphans love to live in the St. Morwald orphanage, but Earwig yes. She gets everything she wants, when she wants it, and so she has always been since she reached the orphanage being an abandoned baby. But all this changes when Bella Yaga and Mandrake arrive at St. Morwald disguised as adoptive parents. Earwig is taken to her house full of mysterious rooms, potions and sorcery books. Most children had fled terrified from a house so ... but this again is not the case of Earwig who, using her own intelligence and with the help of a talking cat, will decide to show the witch who commands there.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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