Studio Ghibli titles coming to Netflix outside of the US and Japan

Studio Ghibli titles coming to Netflix outside of the US and Japan

Following on from the recent news that HBO Max was to pick up streaming rights for Studio Ghibli films in the US we can now reveal that Netflix have picked up streaming rights in all other regions.

The agreement will see Netflix add 21 Studio Ghibli films to their network rolling out in monthly instalments starting on 1st February and will include subtitles in 28 languages alongside dubs in 20 languages allowing viewers to chose whether to view in their original Japanese with regional subs or in a dubbed variant.

"This is a dream come true for Netflix and millions of our members," said Aram Yacoubian, Netflix's director of original animation. "Studio Ghibli's animated films are legendary and have enthralled fans around the world for over 35 years. We're excited to make them available in more languages across Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia — so that more people can enjoy this whimsical and wonderful world of animation."

Studio Ghibli is famous for creating some of the best loved films to come out of Japan and includes a number of classic animations including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery Service.

It would appear that Grave Of The Fireflies is not included in this deal - but we are trying to confirm.

Read our Studio Ghibli Retrospective for the full rundown of the films and more...

The rollout on Netflix will take place in the following order:

1st February 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)

1st March 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)

1st April 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).

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