Studio Ghibli’s first 3D CG animated feature film “Earwig and the Witch” is officially heading to Netflix on November 18th. Keen followers may recall that it was added to Netflix on September 1st before swiftly being removed a couple of days later – but this time we have an official release date set! The film will be available on Netflix outside the United States, Taiwan and Japan and tells the story of a headstrong young girl, who grew up in an orphanage. The story of Earwig is based on a novel of the same name by English writer Diana Wynne Jones.
Earwig, a 10-year-old orphan girl, has grown up in a home for children where she always gets her way, and never wants for anything. One day, she is visited by a strange couple: a gaudy-looking woman who goes by the name Bella Yaga, and a lanky gentleman called Mandrake. They take Earwig back to their abode. “I’m a witch. I brought you into this house… because I need another pair of hands.” – ”You agree that you’ll teach me everything you know about magic. And I agree to remain here and help you out!” So begins Earwig’s agreement with Bella Yaga, and her new life working as a witch’s helper. However, all the hostile woman does is work the defiant girl to the bone, without teaching her even a smidgen of magic. For the first time ever, Earwig finds herself at someone else’s beck and call, so she joins forces with Bella Yaga’s familiar, a magic-savvy black cat named Thomas, and goes on the counterattack!
You can see the trailer below and head to www.netflix.com/ghibli for the full list of all Ghibli films on Netflix.