You can soon watch your favorite Studio Ghibli films on Netflix
January 20, 2020
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The company has just earned the streaming rights for 21 feature films.

Fans of the beloved animation company Studio Ghibli will be offering 21 of its movies on Netflix around the world except in the US, Canada and Japan. It was known that the company rarely offered its films in digital and streaming formats, and has just recently opened up to potentially reach old and new fans.

Netflix said in a press release that 21 feature films from Studio Ghibli will be available to stream starting February 1st, where subscribers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas will be able to stream it on demand. Netflix will also add subtitles in 28 languages along with new dubs for up to 20 languages.

All of the Studio Ghibli films will be released in batches, which will include:

February 1st, 2020:

  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Only Yesterday (1991)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Ocean Waves (1993)
  • Tales from Earthsea (2006)

March 1st, 2020

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • The Cat Returns (2002)
  • Arrietty (2010)
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013) 

April 1st, 2020 

  • Pom Poko (1994)
  • Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  •  Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
  • When Marnie Was There (2014)

Producer Toshio Suzuki at Studio Ghibli 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 catalog. We hope people around the world will discover the world of Studio Ghibli through this experience”. 

Now there are more reasons for you to binge-watch on Netflix!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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