Netflix are adding 21 Studio Ghibli movies to the platform
20 January 2020, 16:53
Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and Castle in the Sky are all finally coming to Netflix.
Studio Ghibli fans, today is your lucky day. Netflix have just announced that 21 movies from the iconic collection are about to be added to the streaming service.
The movies will stream in their native Japanese (with subtitles if needed) and will be available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, across Asia, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Unfortunately, they will not be available in the US, Canada, or Japan.
For those in the US wanting to watch the movies, you won't have to wait long. HBO Max secured the US streaming rights to Studio Ghibli movies, which means the entire collection will be available on HBO Max upon launch in spring 2020.
The films will be added to the streamer across three months, with one batch arriving on 1st February, another on 1st March and a final batch on 1st April.
What Studio Ghibli films will be on Netflix?
On Saturday 1st February, these Studio Ghibli films will be available to stream:
Castle in the Sky
Kiki’s Delivery Service
My Neighbor Totoro
Tales from Earthsea
On Sunday 1st March, these Studio Ghibli films will be available to stream:
The Cat Returns
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
On Wednesday 1st April, these Studio Ghibli films will be available to stream:
From Up on Poppy Hill
Howl’s Moving Castle
When Marnie Was There
Whisper of the Heart
The Wind Rises
In a statement, via Variety, 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."