Netflix UK and almost all other global properties have just landed a raft of Studio Ghibli classics. Missing, though, are Netflix Japan, Netflix Canada and Netflix US. I imagine these three require special agreements.
The deal takes 21 Studio Ghibli classics everywhere else around the world, with subtitles in 28 languages and dubbing in 20.
Netflix Ghibli release schedule
February 1, 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 1, 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 1, 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)
A statement from Netflix talks about a third-party company called Wild Bunch that seems to have enabled the deal.
Vincent Maraval, Chief Executive Officer at Wild Bunch International, said;
In finding the best digital partner for Studio Ghibli, our most valuable and faithful collaborators for 20 years, the Netflix team convinced us with their consistent love and energy for finding the best ways to promote the incredible and unique catalogue worldwide with respect to the Studio Ghibli philosophy”.
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